iPad App of the Week: Air Sketch
I figured if Apple can do their “App of the Week” then so can one of the eGeeks and since Ed is such a big fan of the iPad I figured I’d jump in and start sharing out of my 332 apps so far which I think are really cool. So to quick it off I decided to go with one of the newest ones that has a practical purpose as well (not just fun).
Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.
Just fire up Air Sketch on the iPad and open the specified URL from any HTML5 compatible browser on another computer on the local network to see your sketches in real-time as you draw. There’s no additional client software to install. Use Air Sketch at home, the office, or even with a friend’s laptop.
Tip: You can also find the link in Desktop Safari’s Bonjour bookmarks: Show All Bookmarks menu ? Bonjour.
Connect your laptop to a projector to sketch wirelessly to a big screen, even while walking around the room.
Incorporate the iPad into your desktop-based workflow: Record videos of your live Air Sketch drawings, or share them live with remote colleagues via any online meeting or desktop sharing software (such as iChat or WebEx).
Air Sketch supports any HTML5-compatible browser, including Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and even another iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch!
You can even use Air Sketch peer-to-peer with a computer via an ad-hoc network when a WiFi hotspot is unavailable (see our blog for the quick how-to).
Note: Air Sketch is designed to work with a computer connected to the same local network as your iPad.
The app is from a company called Qrayon.
I captured a small video of me using the app, have a look.
I really think the app has a lot of potential at events and classroom settings and as such could find it’s way into a corporate boardroom or conference room as a useful tool what do you think?