Showing an iOS screencast over the internet

 

 

Until recently it was very difficult to present a screencast of the iPad or iPhone over the internet using webcasting applications such as WebEx or GotoMeeting.

Although both of these applications are available on iOS, they only allow viewing meetings, not actually screen casting.  This allegedly due to the inability of 3rd party applications to access the apis required to do this without “Jail Breaking”.

It seems however that a company has finally delivered the impossible.  The “Reflection” app gives users of PCs and Macs the ability to view a screencast from an iPad or iPhone. From there, a conventional desktop based screencast application can be used to record or webcast the demo from the device.

Reflections works by using the new Airplay Mirroring capability built into more recent versions of iOS.

References

Find more about Reflection here:

http://www.reflectionapp.com

Article about broadcasting to Google Hangouts:

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/08/broadcast-your-iphone-or-ipads-screen-live-on-the-internet/

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