Nokia Beamer to Allow Screen Sharing in Real TimeOctober 30, 2013 1 Comment
Nokia’s PhotoBeamer app will be getting a huge update early next year as the name will be shortened to Nokia Beamer. Why you ask? Because the app after the update will be able to not only let you show off your photos but actually share your whole screen!
Martin Anderson, Nokia Beamer Product Manager
“Nokia Beamer shares your Nokia Lumia’s screen in real time!”
“With Nokia PhotoBeamer you had to be in the same room to share your photos. With Nokia Beamer, you can be in another room, another town or an entirely different country and still share what’s on the screen of your Nokia Lumia.”
Sharing can now be performed by creating a unique URL that can be sent to others where they will be taken to a secure website. If you want to share your screen with people in close proximity, you can create a QR code on your phone that can be scanned by others – speeding up the process.
In terms of sharing your screen, there are a couple of ways to do this: continuous mode and non-continuous mode.
Continuous mode will share everything that you do on your Lumia, from switching between apps, scrolling up and down the Start screen, as well as reading emails.
The app also includes a “Manual” mode that gives you more control over what you want people to see. For example, you may want to share a PowerPoint with your colleagues during a business meeting but not want them to see what’s in your mailbox as you scroll for the latest report. In this mode, a gentle shake of the phone will activate sharing-mode and show what’s on your screen.
At any point, Nokia Beamer will stop sharing your screen when you press the Lock Button. If you can’t see your screen, neither can anybody else.
While Nokia Beamer is only designed to run on Nokia Lumia smartphones, you can share your content with iPhone and Android users – they just can’t return the favour sadly.
Nokia Beamer will be available to download* for the Nokia Lumia 820, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928 and Lumia 1020 as well for the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 that were announced at Nokia World last week.
*Nokia Lumia Black update is needed and will begin rolling out in early 2014.
As always, you can download the current app below…
App Info: PhotoBeamer is a new, innovative and easy way to show your pictures on any screen. Just point your Nokia Lumia at any screen displaying www.photobeamer.com and you can enjoy your photos anywhere with family and friends. It’s a mobile projector that’s available anytime, anywhere. Features Show your Nokia Lumia pictures on any screen supporting a current web browser – including desktop screens, projector screens, laptops. Quick and simple, no set up or registration needed.PhotoBeamer works across any 3G/4G network and WiFi.Tags: Nokia Beamer, Nokia PhotoBeamerNews