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Sky Camera

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Sky Camera is a prototype Android app (updated now) for attaching to a balloon or kite for taking pictures at a set interval. It was developed by Mohit Meena as part of the 2013 Google Summer of Code program with Public Lab.

It has the following features:

  • Android 2.3.3 is supported now.
  • Android 3 is required at minimum.
  • custom intervalometer to take pictures every X seconds (from 7 seconds up)
  • image stability detection to take pictures only when the camera is not moving too much
  • auto-emailing to send low-res versions of the photos to the given email address while in the air, over the cell data connection
  • auto-emailing of latitude/longitude
  • some camera settings adjustments

The comprehensive User Guide can be found here: (

Planned features include:

You can find the latest version (for android 3.0 or above) here:

For android 2.3.3, Latest version can be found here:

And the full open source repository (for android 3.0 or above) here:

and for (for android 2.3.3):