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Accessing camera in phone for iOS and Android using HTML5

Posted by: admin June 16, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I need to create a photobooth mobile application and decided to use HTML5 to work on my mobile application. Currently, I am using the getUserMedia method which works perfectly well on my laptop webcam. However when I tried to test it out on my phone as an mobile application, it could not work and all it shows is a video icon. Which leads me to find out that getUserMedia does not support in Android Browser.

I would still like to continue using HTML5 to get my photobooth mobile application working but how can I access the camera in my phone and is it possible to do it?

How to&Answers:

As you can see on “Can I use” the getUserMedia isn’t yet available on most mobile browsers. The latest Chrome for Android should support it though.

Using <input type="file" accept="image/*;capture=camera"> seems to work on most modern mobile browsers.