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What is screen mirroring?

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Screen mirroring explained simply

Screen mirroring is duplicating the screen of a mobile, tablet or laptop on a different screen. It can be a useful tool for providing remote support or centrally overseeing a fleet of devices. With Webkey, it is possible to mirror the screen or screens of the connected Android devices in the central Dashboard. 

What can we know about the screen mirroring feature of Webkey? 

Webkey offers you the ability to mirror the screens of the connected devices in real time. We have worked on improving the quality and lag time of the screen mirror (and the screen stream) recently. With Webkey you only need a stable connection to have a full view of your Android device’s screen, running smoothly in real time. No rooted devices are required for this feature. 

We offer the screen mirroring feature as part of our standard app. You may also combine the screen mirroring feature with other Webkey features such as the remote screenshot or screen recording. 

What can I use the screen mirroring feature for?

This is one of the most important features of our app. It is the simplest way we can provide to check the controlled phone’s screen remotely. But you can also think about a tablet for example with a broken screen: in this case the screen mirror feature will give you back the visibility of what you stored on your tablet, thus allowing you to continue to use it or save files etc. 

In the business environment, this feature is the basis of providing remote support as it allows you to centrally monitor the connected devices and what is on their screens, all in real time.  

You may also find important notes about the Legacy Screen Stream setting in this article.

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Pricing overview

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Webkey believes that a transparent and easy to follow pricing is the basis of the customer satisfaction. 

Therefore, we would like to give you a little bit more information on our pricing plans and how to best read our website’s pricing page

First, it is important to note that we have two main different pricing categories:

  • Individual users 
  • Business users 

Individual users

For individual users, we offer our Free version for one device and the Home version for upto 5 devices. In these pricing plans, only our Standard, Cloud based edition is available. The main difference is the device limit.

The Home version is the only version that we offer with a monthly billing plan, however we do recommend choosing the yearly subscription plan – this way you can save 4 months.

These two plans are also ideal for testing purposes before making a decision on a larger subscription.

Business users

For Business users, we offer a stair-step pricing plan, based on the number of devices. The Professional Plan includes our Standard Edition of the app, while the Professional Plus version comes with the Business Edition. The main difference between the two Editions is that the Business edition is a tailormade app, with special features, priority support and possible unique developments. 

If you need to make any changes to increase the device limit, you may do this from the app at any times. 

Other

In addition to these we also offer server solutions  which are recommended to business clients. They can either be dedicated servers and on-premise servers. As both of these solutions are quite unique and will require prior check of the environment and existing infrastructure, please always contact us for a quotation. 

As for our premium in app features, please be referred to an earlier article.

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Sending Android intents with Webkey

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It is possible to send intents from your Dashboard to the controlled device(s). An intent is basically a passive data structure holding an abstract description of an action to be performed. You can use intents for launching activities and services, and broadcasting. It is best to see intents as the glue that connects different activities.

To send intents from your Webkey dashboard, you need to click on the Android icon after logging in and selecting the device you wish to send intents to. 

As shown above, you will need to name your intent and select the type of intent you would like to send.

In the extras field you can specify the additional important attributes of the intent further specifying the action to be performed. You may add additional lines of information about the intent you wish to send. 

Before sending the intent, you should add the category by clicking the “+” icon on the right. 

Webkey gives you the opportunity to compile most of the standard intents, however if there is a specific need to add any of these, please do get in touch with us and let us know your use case. We will be happy to help! 

For programmers, developers, and experts it is also possible to send intents programmatically by using REST APIs, please be referred to our API doc

For detailed information regarding how intents work we recommend reading this description