Those of you that follow me on Twitter know that I’ve been begging for an app that let’s me screen capture everything I’m doing on my iPad. Ideally, this would be on the iPad itself, but I realize that might be a couple of revs away. Today I heard about Reflector App (http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/) a $12.99 app that your run on your Mac that lets you mirror your iPad on the screen via Airplay.
Now you can screen record (via Quicktime) everything you do on your iPad or iPhone! Gone are the days of recording in a dark room with a camera over your shoulder and a bad glare on the screen.
Some items to test out before using this: (Step-by-Step Instructions here)
Option 1: Network Connection
Are both devices on the same network? Does your network allow Bonjour and Multicasting? These are protocols that need to be enabled for Airplay to work on the network. One way around this is to have your receiving MacBook “Create a Network” and then have your iPad join that network. Of course, this means internet will not work on the device.
Option 2: Bluetooth pairing
Another option is to “pair” your iPad to your laptop via bluetooth. This means you don’t have to be on the same network or have any of those protocols enabled. (This will keep your crabby network guys happy)
See sample video below:Note: This post updated. More options now available since the writing of this post including a $3.99 app called AirServer.