Android Screencast

I’ve been using Android Screencast software 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. Today I found another good use: getting some data off my Evo phone even though most of the screen isn’t working…

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Understanding Mobile Visitors

Recently I started volunteering as webmaster for the Stanford girls water polo club upgrading WordPress, improving the design templates, and adding more features to make the site more useful to both parents and players. Looking at the past 2 months’ of Google Analytics data, I found that about 90% of mobile visitors were from iPhone, iPad and iPod…

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Mobile Wi-Fi Testing with Mac OS X

Continuing my work with mobile website testing, here are the steps to create a local Wi-Fi network from a Mac laptop. This allows mobile phones and tablets to connect through the laptop for either a proxy configuration (like Charles), or passive monitoring (like tcpdump or Wireshark). Read on to learn how to set this up quickly…

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Mobile Wi-Fi Testing with Windows 7

In some recent mobile website testing (e.g., using Fiddler to capture Android web traffic), I’ve found it helpful to create a local Wi-Fi network on my Windows 7 laptop. This allows connecting mobile phones and tablets and ensuring the network traffic flows through the laptop, allowing a proxy configuration (like Fiddler), or passive monitoring (like tcpdump or Wireshark). Read on to learn how to create this local Wi-Fi test setup.

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