Monthly Archives: July 2012

London Summer Olympics Mobile Web Sites

With the 2012 Summer Olympics about to get underway, I wanted to get ready with the best mobile websites to follow along with all the action. So far these are the best I’ve found, brought to you by the BBC, ESPN, the official London 2012 site, and NBC. The content is just starting to roll in, so we’ll soon see which of these have the best coverage.

I’ve also added these to the Sports section of my Mobile Websites list – check out Cantoni.mobi if you haven’t already!

ESPN Olympics Mobile Site

ESPN 2012 Olympics – http://m.espn.go.com/extra/olympics/

London 2012 Official Olympics Mobile Site

London 2012 Olympics – http://m.london2012.com/

NBC Olympics Mobile Site

NBC Olympics – http://m.nbcolympics.com/

Android Screenshots and Screen Capture

In addition to Android Screencast (which I just demonstrated with my broken HTC Evo), I’ve had good success with another Java desktop application called Android Screenshot and Screen Capture. Both products are very similar, and have similar issues such as the slow refresh rate. But, Android Screenshot and Screen Capture has a higher resolution, and looks much better when the desktop window is expanded – like you might do in an online meeting.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison:

Android Screencast Comparison

Android Screenshot and Screen Capture (left) has a higher resolution than Android Screencast (right)

And here’s a screenshot of the software in an online meeting:

Android Screencast in Online Meeting

Android Screenshot and Screen Capture works well in online meetings for Android software demonstrations

Android Screencast

I’ve been using Android Screencast as a solution for sharing my phone’s screen in online meetings. The refresh rate is a bit slow, but the quality is decent and it works well on both PCs and Macs.

My HTC Evo Android phone recently met its demise when I dropped it. Today I found using Android Screencast was a handy way to get some data off the phone even though most of the screen isn’t working:

Android Screencast Example

Android screencast software is helpful when you’ve dropped your Android phone and broken the screen (but the phone still works)