Install Bongo Cam on Linux ARM Device

Bongo Cam

If you want to make a video but don't want to show your face, why not use this animated cat program?
This app displays a cat. It can type on the keyboard or move the mouse. It mirrors your mouse movements.

Default keyboard shortcuts: Z and X to tap on the keyboard, C to wear sunglasses, and V to wave.

To run: Menu -> Sound & Video -> Bongo Cam
To run in a terminal: ~/bongocam/bongo

Go here for configuration options:
NOTE: The app files are stored in ~/bongocam/

Fortunately, Bongo Cam is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Bongo Cam.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
Bongo Cam will only run on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS. Pi-Apps will not let you install Bongo Cam on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM64 OS.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Bongo Cam

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Bongo Cam.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Multimedia category.

Now scroll down to find Bongo Cam in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Bongo Cam for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at