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Accessing Camera Plugged into USB-C Port on Phone



I know it is possible to have a PowerApp access the default camera on a cell phone - but has anyone had success with using a PowerApp on iOS or Android and being able to access a camera that is plugged into the USB-C port?



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The Camera control has an integer property (Camera, I think), which determines which of the device's cameras to use.

On a phone, this typically means 0 for rear and 1 for front. In theory, this other camera would be 2. Maybe try a simple app, with a Camera control and input to dynamically set the property while the app is running. You may be able to find that connected device.

I attempted dropping a "Media > Camera > Changed it to Camera 2" in the PowerApp - defaulted to camera function on phone


Also attempted a text input, and the camera number as a function of the text input - 0,1 = front camera, 2= rear camera, 3-10 = nothing.


I'm wondering if there is an opportunity to "stream" an image that is pulling data from USB? Don't know if that's even possible.



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