LifeCapture - Latest: Life CaptureSE2 is now available to download. This is a much improved version of the program for Sony Ericsson users. Older versions for other makes of phone are still available. A video tutorial and full instructions on how to use this program are available to view on my website: www.andysoftware.co.uk. The examples below were filmed on a Sony Ericsson w910i running version 2 of the program.
Life Capture turns your phone into a time-lapse camera. You set how often you want the phone to take a picture anywhere from a few tenths of a second to several minutes. You then set how many frames you want the phone to capture. The application could also be used as a kind of cctv/spy camera. The photographs are saved as a series of images which you then transfer to your home computer. Visit andysoftware.co.uk. for full instructions on how to turn the images into time-lapse videos and to view other examples I have filmed myself. You will also find other free software for your phone and PC. Please note that this software will NOT work on Motorola phones.
There is now an SE version of the program available for download. This is a special edition of the program for modern phones, such as new Sony Ericssons, which allow unsigned java applications to save files without asking for permission every time. It works in a similar way to the standard version but many more frames can be captured in this version as the picture is saved as soon as it is captured instead of in a batch at the end of the program. If you have used the standard version and do not have to keep tapping the 'ok' button every time a picture is saved then this version might be a better option for you. Instructions for use are pretty much the same as the standard version and any extras are self explanatory. To download the SE version, click the versions tab above and download LifeCaptureSE.jar and LifeCaptureSE.jad. (Sony Ericsson users should probably download version 2, see below.)
LifeCaptureSEv2 is now available if you have a modern Sony Ericsson phone such as the w910i, w595, C905 etc, although older versions of the program should work on most makes of phone. This version captures each frame at a much faster rate and at a greater resolution, up to 2048x1536 if your phone's camera supports it. All frames are now captured in landscape mode which fit standard screens much better. There is also a night exposure mode setting. This version is only suitable for Sony Ericsson phones.