In our business, we’re always looking for the best way to show off the latest iPhone application or game, in a way that shows true to life functionality. Not too long ago, the best way to do that was to just film yourself playing the game, but if the camera was a little out of focus, the iPhone screen was too bright, or the lighting wasn’t just right, the video would be no good.
There were efforts made to “screen cast” your iPhone screen to your computer, over your WiFi network, using a program called DemoGod on your computer and another program called ScreenSplitr on your iPhone. This was a big step, but the frame rate of the resulting video was so terrible, it was not useable for a good demonstration.
Well now, a company called Plutinosoft, has created a new program for Mac, called iDemo. It uses the same idea as DemoGod, but they were able to greatly improve the frame rate, making the video much better. As with DemoGod, your iPhone must be jailbroken, with ScreenSplitr installed. iDemo also works with Ryan Petrich’s Display Recorder, which increases the quality even more.
I made this comparison video, so you can see what I mean:
Here’s what their website has to say about iDemo:
iDemo is a tool that simplifies real-time demonstrations of iPhone apps and games. iDemo connects to your iPhone over WiFi and mirrors your iPhone screen on your desktop, in real-time – kinda like Steve Jobs during his keynote presentations.
n order to use iDemo, you need Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. You are strongly encouraged to try the demonstration mode before purchasing a license.
IMPORTANT NOTE: iDEMO ONLY WORKS WITH JAILBROKEN IPHONES AT THE MOMENT.
Go get it now, while it’s in beta, to try it for free. No word on how much it will cost, when it is officially released.