Recycle old iOS devices into always-on video messaging units
Put your phone on a Perch.
Perch is an iOS app, though there isn’t an iPad-specific version yet. The idea is you take an iOS device like an iPhone, attach it to your wall, and start up the Perch app. It just hangs out there, waiting for someone to come along.
Perch is always on. It uses facial recognition to identify a person who steps up to it, gives you a countdown, then automatically starts to record. You share your message (“I finally reached Level 60 in World of Warcraft!”) and it sends it along to the remote users in your Perch family. Those people can check the…
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