Preview Over Wifi vs. Remote Preview

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Post » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:56 am

Hi all,

In C2 I made extensive use of the preview over wifi feature. I could add a link to the current LAN address as an icon on the homescreen of each test device and then when I wanted to run a test I just had to open up the icon on each device and run the project.

In C3 if I want to test on multiple devices using remote preview it seems that I have to manually add the preview address (or scan the QR code) on each device every time I want to start a new test session; this isn't so much of a problem for one or two devices, but if I'm testing over a larger number it can quickly become tedious, especially if I'm switching between projects or versions of projects - is there any way to automate this process?
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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:48 am

I suppose this just havent added that functionality yet, but here's a temporary alternative solution for you.

If you install the free chrome extension "Pushbullet" on your main machine and all of your devices
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... dkjlcfhogd

You can then easily send links/message/files etc from your main computer to all devices with one click.
By default it will open a browser link you send automatically, so if you simply paste the remote preview link to your pushbullet extension, it will auto open on all devices linked to your account.

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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:15 pm

justifun wrote:If you install the free chrome extension "Pushbullet" on your main machine and all of your devices
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... dkjlcfhogd


I hadn't heard of Pushbullet - thanks for the recommendation, I'll give it a go.
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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:39 pm

mekonbekon wrote:Hi all,

In C2 I made extensive use of the preview over wifi feature. I could add a link to the current LAN address as an icon on the homescreen of each test device and then when I wanted to run a test I just had to open up the icon on each device and run the project.

In C3 if I want to test on multiple devices using remote preview it seems that I have to manually add the preview address (or scan the QR code) on each device every time I want to start a new test session; this isn't so much of a problem for one or two devices, but if I'm testing over a larger number it can quickly become tedious, especially if I'm switching between projects or versions of projects - is there any way to automate this process?


Yeahh man, I do the same it's really really handy as you set it up once on every device and that set, normally I put the numbers in every icon starting from 0 and up, and that helps if you have more than one capx opened for testing, as I just look on the PC browser the number at the end of the address and I know wich icon number I should open on my devices, and if you have only one capx to test you know its always icon 0.
This was an amazing feature on C2 and I think C3 should have both options the one from c2 and the new one from c3,

One for in-house testing to test in our own devices
And One for outside the house testing, to share with people on the internet


I had a lot of pain to test just one device with C3 as I had to find the way like Macgyver style to share the link to my phone every time as I have no link connection set up between PC and phones, so yea it was a bit of a pain. Another feature that can be improved on C3 is when you open Remote preview you can't close the window that gives you the link to share for remote preview so basically, you are stuck with that window you can't change any settings or do something else if you close the window the link it's no longer valid.


Edit: I just saw that for problem with the window open they will fix it already in the next updates here is the link: https://www.scirra.com/forum/docking-remote-preview_t192506
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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:52 pm

Thanks @justifun for sharing that will help a lot with many different things
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