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Aaron 2011-08-12 09:18 AM

Possibly off topic: How do you do your iPad training videos
Dear Omni-Ninjas,

I do all the training for our iPad users, and your videos are great! One thing that stumps me however ... how do you make your touch interactions display on screen in your videos? When I'm training I use a projector with my iPad, and users get confused because they can't see where I'm touching the screen.

How do you do that?!

Many thanks!

hollywood 2011-08-12 04:37 PM

Hey Aaron,

Thanks for the nice compliment! While filming the screencasts, I tend to use the iPad Simulator in conjunction with an app that (I'm pretty sure) was compiled internally from source code that's floating around out there.

Rather than send you on that particularly wild goose chase, a good alternative might be: PhoneFinger from Wonder Warp Software ([url][/url])

Another option might be SimFinger from Atebits, which I found here: [url][/url]

However, I suspect you're wanting some immediate feedback from the app that you're using whilst it's being projected. For this, I'm afraid that the particular app you're using must have some built-in code to present visual feedback when certain gestures are performed and the iPad is connected to an HDMI cable.

(AFIK) We've been thinking about adding that to our internal builds for screen recording purposes, and potentially as an option for the release versions of our apps, but I'm afraid that's something we'll both be looking forward to, for now.

I hope that at least solves the mystery of how we do that, even if it might not be the right solution for live demos. :^)

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