As most webcams use a special extension to run in your browser, not many are easily viewable on an iPhone in Safari. Sometimes you just don’t have the option to “phone a friend” but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a picture. All you need is your iPhone, a computer running back at home, some good signal (3G, EDGE, or Wifi. GPRS won’t work), and a couple of free bits of software.
On your computer at home install RealVNC
Through the appstore on your iphone download ‘VNC Lite’ (It’s free)
Next follow the great tutorial here. This will tell you how to configure the software on your computer, open the port on your firewall to allow access, and how to configure your iPhone. It really takes no more than 5 minutes to do.
You will then be able to fully control your computer, click on buttons, surf the web via your iPhone. Think of it like a little remote control. Good stuff. It came in very handy for us so thought I’d share my idea.