If you are looking to add something cool to your smartphone or tablet then why not try a thermal camera app for your Android device? You can also download a thermal camera app to your iPad, transforming your pictures from regular to heat highlighted.
There are several different thermal camera apps available from the Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes Store. We will start by looking at the ‘Thermal Camera‘ which requires at least Android 2.3 to run and has an average review rating of 3.5 stars. This app comes with 4 different color presets with adjustable offset, supporting zoom, auto focus and front camera flash.
The second Android app on offer is ‘Thermal Vision Camera‘ with a 3 star rating, featuring live camera view, high resolution imaging and zoom. The final option we are going to look at on Android is ‘Heat Vision Camera‘ which has an average review of 3.2 stars. This app features camera flash, auto focus, zoom and adjustable color offset; all of the following apps have SD save capabilities.
We will now run through the iPad options which begin with ‘Thermal Live Camera Effect‘ which is currently unrated. Unlike the other apps this one offers geotagging via GPS and a majority of the same features that the Android versions did. An alternative to this is ‘Thermal Camera Free‘ which has a review of 4.5 stars and again comes equipped with all of the features we earlier mentioned. The apps also work on other selected iOS devices including the iPhone.
There has been some discussion about whether the thermal camera apps are real or not, especially on the Apple Forums. Unfortunately the thermal effect on all of these apps is simulated which has left a lot of people disappointed, maybe a real thermal camera is a feature we could see on future devices.
All in all these apps do a good job with the thermal effect and will probably fool a few people into thinking your phone or tablet has predator vision. You can download them all now from their respective stores by following the links we have provided for you.
Leave us a comment letting us know what you think of the thermal camera apps, are they good fun or a waste of time?