Download ASCII cam (free version) apk 1.05 free for Android smartphone

26 Jan
ASCII cam (free version)

Posted by Darkside Technologies Pty Ltd in Photography | Jan. 26, 2014 | 37 Comments

Apk file size: 42.0 KB

A long time ago computers didn't have graphics. All they could do was show green characters on a black screen or black characters on white paper.

But programmers were resourceful. They discovered that if you filled the screen with certain characters and squinted you could sort of make out a picture. Thus ASCII art was born.

The ASCII cam application lets you view the world as ASCII art using the camera on an Android device. Characters are displayed as green-on-black, white-on-black, or, for that line printer look, as dark-grey-on-white.

It's just the thing for Android owners suffering iPhone envy: a photography application that's even more retro than Hipstamatic. Short of simulating clay tablets or papyrus, this is as old-school as it gets.

This is the free version that doesn't support the taking of photos. If you want that feature, you'll need to upgrade to the paid version.

Whats new

    Now works with the front-facing selfie-cam.

Darkside Technologies Pty Ltd part of our Photography and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Jan. 26, 2014. Google play rating is 71.7919. Current verison is 1.05. Actual size 42.0 KB.

Download ascii-cam-free-version.apk 42.0 KB

37 Comments

Linyu Zhu

cool staff very impressive!!and the converting is almost real-time. awesome!

Steve Giller

Pointless "The regular version also lets you take pictures" - so I've downloaded an app that shows me what a picture would look like if I could take one?

miles brode

OMFG This is an amazing app for cool deaked out pictures

sriramsai ayinam

Bug Where is click button or capture button

Cian Martin Bohan

Brilliant App

SoundOfLife RSC

Really cool! Must have!

Rich Webmaster

If ypu want video conversion --> ASCII, use VLC Media player. VLC is free, it is hard to find, go y o settings, advanced options, and look in filters. I just installed this one. Review in later today. I want picture created from movie dvd cover or poster that can be used in .nfo file. Tks, FIBER0PTIC / FBR, Teh HUMBLE Guys, Napalm, & Worship.

Thomas Bourque

Great! This is very cool!

David Jordan

Crashes Won't open without crashing. Tremendous.

A Google User

Useless, but loads of fun! Now if only you could make a video of this... ;-)

A Google User

Blank screen Doesn't work on the Samsung Nexus S

A Google User

Drood 4 Dont worj, camera shows as black screen

A Google User

Cool! At least for old geeks like me.

A Google User

Only for looking Is rubbish on detailed pictures

A Google User

Stupid and extremely retarded

A Google User

Fun app Works well on Transformer running ICS.

A Google User

Very cool! Works well on an HTC Evo 3D.

A Google User

No picture Cool idea, but I get no picture at all, just a blank black screen. Tried all settings. Xperia Ray

A Google User

super cool it's realtime ASCII-art conversion! so cool!

A Google User

Cool, but useless This is very cool, it would be interesting to find out the render method. However, I don't know where you would use it in real life.

A Google User

Pretty Useless But fun. If you can take screenshots of your phone, you can take pictures. However, I'd love a "Take Picture" or even a video button

Tom Flynn

Cool idea, but doesn't work: Galaxy Nexus, v4.2.2 Subject says most of it. I just get a black screen. I can hit the menu button and change settings, but that doesn't fix the black screen. Too bad, liked the idea. Perhaps you just need to update the code for newer versions of Android?

fadzli rt

big characters/alphabets not ok after all. can't fit in with small object e.g phone. works good if use to capture an object which is far away.

A Google User

All black Would love to see it work, but I don't. Samsung Nexus S

A Google User

Awesome Unfortunately a bit on the useless side as I can't see any sensible application of it, but very well done. Brings on a touch of nostalgia in an aging geek.

A Google User

I am in the Matrix! Works great on a ZTE blade. Useless, but that's the point isn't it!!!

A Google User

Doesn't even start! Doesn't start and doesn't crash either, stays black. Awesome app!

Riley Cassel

doesn't work on tmobile springboard

A Google User

No dual-camera support Works nicely on my tablet, but lacks front camera support for self-pics.

A Google User

Please add front camera support! Please add support for front cameras

Avramis F

does not work does not work

Maxwell Vesneski-Dry

Great Idea!! Love it no problems and fun idea!

Benedek Juhasz

Only gave me black screen

Egor Zaharov

Don't work Does'nt work on Acer ICONIA A501

Sarah Thomasson

Useless You can't take Pics

Justin Heath

It's cool just use your screenshot button to cap if you need to so bad.

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