I just had an email question from a user questioning why they would need this app over the native support for mirroring that’s offered on the iPad 2 and the new iPad.
That’s a fair question.
Here’s what I told him:
The app was really designed for doing presentations to an audience. There are several features that are designed specifically for that purpose that you can’t do natively:
- You can set the desired resolution directly. There is no way to do that otherwise.
- You can adjust vertical and horizontal offset.
- You can pause the display. Useful so the audience doesn’t see you fumbling.
- It only mirrors the web view. The audience doesn’t see the address bar or icons.
- You can use a simulated laser pointer to highlite specific content.
- On the original iPad it’s the only way to show content on an external screen as it doesn’t have the ability.
Additionally, there is a “light” version of the app available on the AppStore that is free which allows people to try out the app before purchase.
But, for only $.99 I hope it provides a true value for people.