Projecting to a computer from an Android mobile device (phone or tablet) can be useful when demonstrating CommCare applications or training others. The following tools can be downloaded on multiple devices and support several operating systems. Note: Installation may vary with device versions. 

Bluestacks Emulator 

Bluestacks is an emulator for Windows.  

To install BlueStacks on a computer: 

 

  1. Open a browser 

  2. Navigate to www.bluestacks.com  

  3. Click the Download BlueStacks for Windows button  

📖 Learn more about demonstrating CommCare apps on BlueStacks  

 Note: CommCare applications will default to landscape mode as it projects the phone's display to a computer. 


Wondershare MirrorGo

 

MirrorGo Andoid Recorder is built for gamers but ideal for projection with an option for recording and display in HD 

 To install MirrorGo Android Recorder on a computer:  

 

  1. Open a browser 

  2. Navigate to https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-mirror.html 

  3. Click Try it Free to download the trial version or Buy Now 

Note: Projection is limited to thirty minutes per day when using a free account.  


To install MirrorGo on a mobile device: 

 

  1. Access the Google Play store on an Android device 

  2. Search for MirrorGo 

  3. Click Install 

Vysor


Vysor has all the capabilities of a typical projection application along with the ability to share a screen with others to receive remote assistance. Vysor Pro is available for download with a subscription fee. 

Note: This application contains ads. Installation of universal drivers (see carrier support page) and USB Debugging is required. 
 📖 Learn more about USB Debugging.

To enable USB debugging on a mobile device: 
  1. Navigate to the Settings menu 

  2. Select About phone or tablet 

  3. Tap the Build number option seven times features. 

    Note: Vysor Pro is also available for purchase of subscription and includes more advanced 

  4. Select Developer Options

  5. Click the checkbox or slide the selector for USB debugging 


To install Vysor on a computer: 

 

  1. Open a browser 

  2. Navigate to http://www.vysor.io/  

  3. Click the Download button 

    Note: Vysor Pro is also available for purchase of subscription and includes more advanced features. 

 To install Vysor on a mobile device: 

  1. Access the Google Play store on an Android device 
  2. Search for Vysor 
  3. Click Install 

 

AirDroid

AirDroid is supported on multiple operating systems and mobile devices.  

To install AirDroid on a computer: 

 

  1. Navigate to www.airdroid.com  

  2. Scroll to the Get AirDroid section of the site 

  3. Click the icon for the operating system you are using 

  4. Install from the store of your choosing 

To install AirDroid on a mobile device: 

 

  1. Access the Google Play store on your Android device 

  2. Search for AirDroid 

  3. Click Install 

    Note: AirDroid directs users to navigate to a web address on a computer after the application is launched. This will require a WIFI connection to function properly. 


MyMobiler

MyMobiler is a suitable alternative to Vysor that also allows control of an Android device via a USB connection.

To enable USB debugging:

  1. Navigate to the Settings menu
  2. Select About phone or tablet
  3. Tap the Build number option seven times
    Note: A notification will display that Developer Options are enabled.
  4. Select Developer Options
  5. Click the check box or slide the selector for USB debugging

📖 Learn more about USB Debugging.

To install MyMobiler on a computer:

  1. Open a browser
  2. Navigate to www.mymobiler.com
    📖 Review Desktop Setup documentation prior to installation.
  3. Click the Download button for the setup or zip file

To install MyMobiler on a mobile device:

  1. Access the GooglePlay store on an Android device
  2. Search for Wifi Keyboard+Screen Capture
  3. Click Install

BBQ Screen


BBQScreen allows Android devices to project a screen along with playing audio. It is available for download after purchase and is ideal for rooted devices and can be run on unrooted devices with more advanced installation.

📖 Review the Getting Started guide (rooted and unrooted) and FAQs prior to installation.

To enable USB debugging:

  1. Navigate to the Settings menu
  2. Select About phone or tablet
  3. Tap the Build number option seven times
    Note: A notification will display that Developer Options are enabled.
  4. Select Developer Options
  5. Click the check box or slide the selector for USB debugging

📖 Learn more about USB Debugging.

To install BBQScreen on a mobile device:

  1. Access the Google Play store on your Android device
  2. Search for BBQScreen
  3. Click Install

Note: A USB connection is required for unrooted devices.

Droid@Screen

Droid@Screen also projects Android devices via a USB connection. USB Debugging and universal driver installation (see carrier web page) is required.

To enable USB debugging:

  1. Navigate to the Settings menu
  2. Select About phone or tablet
  3. Tap the Build number option seven times
    Note: A notification will display that Developer Options are enabled.
  4. Select Developer Options
  5. Click the check box or slide the selector for USB debugging

📖 Learn more about USB Debugging.

To install Droid@Screen on a computer:

  1. Navigate to http://droid-at-screen.org/
    📖 Review complete installation instructions.
  2. Click the Download button anywhere on the site
  3. Click the Download/1.2 Beta link to install

Android SDK Tools

*Developer option

Downloading SDK tools provides access to an emulator for screen projection.
Note: A strong internet connection is required for download. Ensure that all prompts are followed for proper installation.

To download SDK tools on a computer:

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Navigate to https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html#download
  3. Scroll to the Get Just the Command Line Tools section at the bottom of the site
  4. Click on the tools package link to begin download for your operating system
  5. Follow system prompts to complete the install

Note: The SDK install requires universal device drivers (available from your carrier), USB debugging, and a Java kit install which you will be prompted to download if not currently on your device.
📖 Learn more about SDK tools.



 

 

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6 Comments

  1. In order to get the full link to the .ccpr, I clicked the bit.ly link under the barcode in my browser (in Chrome in windows). Chrome downloaded the profile.ccpr file, so I went to the downloads page in chrome which displays the full link. Pasted that into CommCare in bluestacks (menu>advanced>click and hold>paste) and voilà.

  2. Anonymous

    Actually, its simpler. You can download the BAR CODE Scanner, and print the QRC Code. What I did was that once I downloaded the bar code scanner I placed the QRC code in front of my Webcam and it opened the app, with no problems.

  3. Anonymous

    when commcare apps install on my mobile.It needs username and password,here i put mobile worker username and password but it shows invalid username and password..so what to do?? please help me..

    1. Please visit the "users" page and reset the password: Create and Manage CommCare Mobile Workers.

  4. Anonymous

    firstly i make one new mobile workers and put all fields after that when i am login commcare apps which is install in my mobile using those username and password but still it shows invalid username and password.also reset the password of mobile worker after that login but it didnt work.so what to do?? please help me..

    1. Can you please report an issue from your page on CommCareHQ so that we can look into the issue and help you further. Scroll to the bottom of any page and you will see "report an issue"