Windows 8 New App Alert: MS Lifecam Dashboard

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If you have MS Hardware’s LifeCam HD webcam, MS is releasing a Metro App for you: LifeCam Dashboard

This app comes with Video chat, Picture snap, photo retouch features. Unfortunately I couldn’t test the app because I didn’t have the LifeCam hardware. I was hoping it will work with other webcams, I tested it with my Logitech QuickCam Pro, but it didn’t work. So I don’t have much to tell here. Hopefully those of you with LifeCam can test this out and give a feedback on your experience. From what I can see, the app looks solid. Note the “App Preview” warning at the top of the App. You can be sure this is a work-in-progress. So expect some flakiness.

ATTENTION: The App is not visible in the store, you will need to search for it to find it. Open the Store, active the Charm and do a Search for LifeCam.

- McAkins.

[Update: 2012-07-21]
For everyone missing this app and the rest of Microsoft apps in the store, this app was introduced in the Consumer Preview timeframe. Since the Release Preview version of Windows 8 was released en of May, Microsoft has removed most of their apps from the store. Apps like the Build App, the Channel 9 and Xbox games apps are missing at the moment. We think they are polishing these apps for the RTM, hopefully we will see them back in the Store in a few weeks as Windows 8 is released to manufacturing. Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available.

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2 thoughts on “Windows 8 New App Alert: MS Lifecam Dashboard

  1. I have LifeCam Studio and can’t find the Lifecam Dashboard in Windows 8 app store. where do you look for it.

    • Unfortunately, the App is no more in the Store at the moment. If you look at the post date, you’ll see it was in the Consumer Preview timeframe. Since Release Preview a lot of Microsoft own apps are missing in the Store. We are sure they are tuning these apps and that they’ll be available with RTM in a few weeks. Stay tuned to this site for news of when all Microsoft Apps are available again.

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