As seasoned road warriors, we frequently travel to visit customers and demonstrate our web based products.
We were excited after purchasing our iPads, to see that Apple offers a cable to connect your iPad (and iPhone 4) to an external VGA monitor port.
Wow! We can do our presentations (with Keynote), and demonstrate and not have to lug around a laptop!
We happily purchased the cable, then plugged it into the projector. Keynote worked great. We successfully transferred PowerPoint presentations to the iPad and they showed up wonderfully on the projector screen.
Then we switched over to Safari, to show a live web site, and suddenly the projector screen went blank.
After scouring the internet, we found there were many disappointed people out there! Apparently, each application must be programmed to work with an external monitor, as iOS does not automatically mirror the screen for you.
That’s the inspiration for Web King Presenter. We’ve added a few other minor bell’s and whistle’s to make demonstrations easier:
- A simulated “laser” pointer
- A “pause” button so you can freeze the projector display
- A bookmark feature to simulate Safari’s bookmarks
Web King Presenter is now available on the App Store for an introductory price of $.99!