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Demo better in Android with Show Taps


The story of a mediocre demo

I recently made a demo of an Android app I was working on. My setup was pretty simple:

- I used Vysor share the phone screen with the laptop

- I connected my laptop to the office projector


Things were surprisingly well from a technical point of view, which doesn't happen often. The laptop behaved, the projector didn't fail, and the network didn't hiccup.


On the other hand, my demo wasn't clear, some of the gestures and taps were hard to notice. The touches on my phone weren't being displayed in the projector, so people watching didn't get any feedback.


A solution already exists in Android. There's an option to show taps, and this is how you enable it:

- Open the Settings app.

- Scroll to the bottom and select About phone.

- Scroll to the bottom and tap Build number 7 times.

- Return to the previous screen to find Developer options near the bottom

- Open Developer Options

- Enable Show taps to display taps when you touch the screen


Now whenever I capture a video or share my screen in a demo, viewers will understand what I'm doing.


This is how the demo will look:


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