Connection & Sharing Tips:
Air Projector works with the latest versions of all popular browsers, including
Internet Explorer 7+,
Firefox 3.6, and
Note that older browser versions may not support all the required APIs to display correctly.
If you experience problems, try upgrading to the latest versions.
- Make sure your iPhone is connected to the network via WiFi. 3G connections are not supported.
- Projections can even be viewed on another iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch!
- You can share projections with remote colleagues using any desktop sharing app such as iChat.
The remote projections update as quickly as the network allows.
Make sure both your iPhone and computer have a strong wireless / network connection.
Public networks and hotspots may introduce intermittent lag.
Note: Most public hotspots allow client-to-client communication, which Air Projector relies on to work.
However, some network administrators may choose to explicitly disable this feature.
Contact your network administrator if you are unsure about this.
- You can even use Air Projector peer-to-peer with a computer via an ad-hoc network when a WiFi hotspot is unavailable.
Air Projector is designed to be familiar to anyone who has used the Photo app on the iPhone.
It can project any image stored in your Photo Library, including the camera roll.
- Simply navigate to the photo in the album you want, and it will be projected as you view it on the screen.
- When viewing a photo, tap briefly to hide the navigation controls. Tap again to bring them back.
- Tap and hold to show a virtual laser-pointer on the screen.
- Either tap on the next/previous arrow buttons to flip between pages, or simply swipe forwards and back.
Note that Air Projector requires about a second to transmit images accross the network.
If you want to quickly jump to a different image, just navigate back to the album and select it.
- Air Projector works in both portrait and landscape modes.
Projecting PDF documents:
Air Projector can also project any PDF document that is viewable on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
This is great for presenting slide decks exported from PowerPoint or Keynote.
To open a PDF in Air Projector:
- Open the PDF document from Mail or a third party document manager that supports the "open in" function.
- Tap "open in"
- Select Air Projector from the list
- Projecting and navigating the pages in a PDF document works the same as navigating photos.
- Air Projector doesn't store or manage PDF files directly.
- However, it works very well with third-party cloud document managers such as Dropbox.
Note: Not all third party document managers support the "open in" function.
We've tested Air Projector extensively with Dropbox and it works great (they are currently offering a free 2GB subscription too).
- A note on multiple clients: Air Projector is designed to work optimally with a single computer connected to the same local network as your iPhone / iPod Touch.
While there is no "hard" limit to how many clients that can simultaneously connect to Air Projector, we have observed that performance degrades with additional connections.
At some point, you may start to see intermittent connection issues.
So while limited multi-cast works for the most part, we can't officially recommend or support it.
We recommend that you use desktop sharing software (such as iChat for Mac) to share your presentations with additional participants,
and dedicated online meeting services (such as WebEx) for larger audiences.
You can also find the link in Safari's Bonjour bookmarks. Click on the Bookmarks menu -> Show All Bookmarks -> Bonjour.
There is also a free Bonjour plug-in for FireFox called BonjourFoxy.
- Make sure that your browser is running on a computer on the same local network as your mobile device, and that your iPhone is connected via WiFi (3G is not supported).
- If you are running Air Projector on a public or large network, secure your sessions by turning on the "Require Login" switch and specifying a username & password.
- When logging on the browser, choose to "remember this username & password" in order to avoid having to re-enter it midway through your presentation.
- You generally won't need to change the default port, unless there is another multi-tasking app using the same port on your device, or if there are restrictive settings on your network's firewall. We recommend keeping it at the default 8081 unless you need to change it.
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