Hi all.

How can I make outsystems web application be responsive to the PC webcam? Do I need a plug-in? I am developing a systsem where one would need to upload or take a picture of him/herself.


Hi Mvuyo,

Web applications were never able to interact with hardware directly. There was always the need of a plug-in build in for instace Flash or SilverLight.

Nowadays with HTML5, it should be possible to interact with media (like webcams) directly from the browser, using a specific API.

Check the following page for more details on how to create this functionality: https://www.kirupa.com/html5/accessing_your_webcam_in_html5.htm

Be aware that not all clients are currently working with HTML5 capable browsers that implemented this API correctly.

Kind regards,

Remco Dekkinga

Thank you for your recommendation Remco