CoCam is a self-organizing network for real-time photo collaboration. A user simply points-and-shoots to take a photo; CoCam then automatically joins other photographers into a network of collaborators. The discovery, grouping, and joining of related images is automatically done in the background, letting users focus on simply taking photos.
We use local P2P middleware and a 3G negotiation service to create these networks for real-time media sharing. CoCam also provides multiple views that make the viewing experience more exciting, such as giving the illusion of a photographer being multiple places at the same time. In addition, images recorded are immediately distributed and replicated in multiple peers, thus if a camera phone is confiscated other users have copies of the images.