After few months of non-continued work, we are proud to announce Kamoso (version codenamed Dalí, named after some artist), which is a webcam application for the KDE Workspace.
Kamoso is a utility that does the very simple actions a webcam offers: like taking pictures or recording video and adds some extra features that will make the webcam usage both funnier and more useful. We are focusing on three types of features: stability, integration and fun. Simplicity means that the program should be reliable and stable, integration means that we want Kamoso to be integrated to the user workflow and we mainly achieve that with some web 2.0 services integration and, finally, fun means that we want Kamoso to be the kind of application we would enjoy to play with.
The feature list of our first version is not very large, but it already includes some points that are currently missed by the other webcam applications such as Facebook and Youtube integration and flawless video recording using voice.
Without further ado, here we will try to show you some of the features you will find in Kamoso plus some FAQ to vanish any kind of doubt. We hope you like it and, if you want to contribute just tell us. There’s plenty of stuff you can do to help!
(if you want the guy’s phonenumber just ask him ;) )
– Why are you using VLC?
Our first idea was to use the AVDevice component from Kopete. We had it until before summer, you can check it if you want to. The problem was it was too hard to use it to create videos, so we switched to VLC which makes all the code very simple yet very functional.
– What is the relationship between Kamoso and KDE?
We would like Kamoso to become a KDE application, we just wanted some release to get some feedback and to feed our ego :) . Our intention is to get it into KDE or KDE-Extragear at some point soon.
We have tons of ideas to get Kamoso better. We want effects, we want better KDE integration and first of all, we want to know what you all think about the application to know what we lack the most.
– How can I help?
There’s plenty of ways you can help us: we need better integration with 3rd party services, we need artwork, we need translations, we need packaging, we need ideas and we need users. :)
For any comment just comment here or contact us at:
Alex Fiestas: firstname.lastname@example.org, afiestas on IRC
Aleix Pol: email@example.com, apol on IRC