FREMONT, Calif.--()--Spring Design today announced the public beta test of ScreenShare™, an Android service app and two accompanying apps that let users take advantage of the larger screen of popular Android tablets to display their mobile phone’s email and web browsing. Breaking the barrier between phone and tablet, ScreenShare lets both phone and tablet connect via Bluetooth or WiFi and work together seamlessly in a multi-screen environment, allowing the tablet to access the phone’s flexible SD storage while providing larger screen real estate on the tablet for browsing, viewing and responding to emails and attachments. This beta test is part of the overall plan to integrate phone and tablet screens to help users be more productive anywhere and anytime.
A ScreenShare Software Development Kit (SDK) will be available by the end of 2012 to help developers adapt their applications to share user interface and content stored on the phone to any supported tablet. Some potential apps that could benefit from using ScreenShare with a large tablet are: map, GPS, interactive training, phone dialer, text message, photo viewing, eBook,and a yellow-page like service.
More than simple file transfer, ScreenShare moves app data from the phone to the tablet where it can be used as if it were resident on the tablet. The tablet’s virtual keyboard is fully functional. And changes to app data while sync is enabled saves back to the phone upon exiting the connection between phone and tablet.
When a user takes the tablet on the road, the Bluetooth connection can be used for the ScreenShare connection all day. The ScreenShare apps only grab what they need from the phone to display content on the tablet so the phone is required to run in full power only when a user wants, for instance, to open a hyperlink or get a new email. Most of the time the phone may be in power saving mode so apps run on the tablet efficiently and sip very little power, maximizing the phone’s battery life. When done with the paired session, users can instantly return browser or email UI back from the tablet to the phone with a single click.
Two Apps Launch Along with ScreenShare Service App
SpringMail Extends Your Phone’s Email to Your Tablet
SpringMail is one of the apps included in the ScreenShare download. After connecting your cell phone and tablet with ScreenShare, you can run SpringMail to manage phone-based email messages on your tablet. Even read phone email attachments on the tablet. Google Gmail is supported with this beta release and Yahoo mail support is planned by October 15 through an update.
SpringNet Extends Your Phone’s Browser to Your Tablet
SpringNet works seamlessly between two devices and provides the genuine ScreenShare experience for browsing the Internet. Video is not supported with Bluetooth linking. Users can switch to WiFi for video support and faster file download.
Most Android phones and tablets with Bluetooth and WiFi links and running 2.3+ operating systems are supported through Google Play. Kindle Fire HD version of app distribution through the Amazon Store is planned. Other platform support will be driven by market demand. The list of phones and tablets tested by Spring Design and beta users will be updated regularly. A video demo of ScreenShare Service app, SpringNet and SpringMail is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuMuHs3jfVw
ScreenShare and SpringNet beta are free and can be downloaded from Google Play. SpringMail is also free during the beta period and afterwards will cost $.99. Spring Design is entertaining inquiries from potential partners interested in integrating phone and tablet screens through the ScreenShare SDK that should be available in Q4 2012. The SDK includes an application programming interface, libraries and programming examples to help partners add exciting new functions to their mobile phone applications.
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Spring Design is committed to delivering innovative dual screen products and tools to the mobile market. Silicon Valley-based Spring Design pioneered the concept of corresponding applications to control dual displays with patents filed since 2006, and introduced the Alex Reader in 2010. Spring Design is responsible for the content of this news release. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.