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  • 'RecordMyScreen' is a New, Free, and Open Source Screen Recorder for iOS


    For a long time now, Ryan Petrich’s Display Recorder application (a $4.99 value in Cydia) has been the top dog for screen recording for iOS. Today, a competitor has arrived; RecordMyScreen is a free and open source screen recording application created by a team of developers including John Coates, CoolStar, ProtoSphere, Nicholas Gomolion, and Brandon Etherage. The application is available in Cydia right now.

    As shown above, the application includes a record and stop button, which the user can use to initiate and end a screen recording. In addition, users will notice a red recording bar at the top of the display that indicates when the recording is in progress. Tapping on the red recording bar will return the user to the screen recording application:



    Obviously, there are disadvantages to having the red recording bar at the top of the display – this means less room to record the display. On the other hand, it’s a free application, so this is a trade-off that many will be willing to accept.

    After the user has finished recording their display, they can head over to the Recordings tab of the application and find the video file and audio file separated from one-another. Tapping on the blue arrow to the right of the file(s) brings up sharing options. One of the options the user has is to import the recorded video to the Camera Roll for easier sharing. Users can also tap into Dropbox, Mail, or iFile for additional management/sharing:



    The application also includes options that the user can configure:



    Users can choose for the video size to be native sized, or half-sized. In addition, users can choose for the video orientation to be saved as a Portrait (native orientation) video, Landscape (home button to left) video, Landscape (home button to right) video, or Portrait (upside down) video. Users can also adjust the sampling rate, and change the channels between stereo and mono.

    As far as functionality is concerned, this application is a great way to get screen recordings done for free. On the flip side, the application really has a lot to be desired in terms of user interface and design. If you’re looking for a fully-featured screen recorder, you will still probably prefer Ryan Petrich’s Display Recorder for all of the options it gives you, but if you’re looking for simple screen recording, then RecordMyScreen will get the job done.

    The Cydia description also notes that the application is capable of running on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. The application is not compatible with retina display iPads. If you're interested in seeing the source code for RecordMyScreen, it's available here.

    Name: RecordMyScreen (App)
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0
    Requirements: iOS 5+, armv7+ device
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developers: John Coates, CoolStar, ProtoSphere, Nicholas Gomolion, and Brandon Etherage
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'RecordMyScreen' is a New, Free, and Open Source Screen Recorder for iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. At3eS's Avatar
      At3eS -
      1. If u want to pay for a simple open source app go buy rpetrich's DisplayRecorder and you won't get disappointed.
      2. Actually this app is the same DisplayRecorder from BogunSoft that got pulled from appstore a few months ago because of using private APIs.
    1. coolstar's Avatar
      coolstar -
      Quote Originally Posted by At3eS View Post
      1. If u want to pay for a simple open source app go buy rpetrich's DisplayRecorder and you won't get disappointed.
      2. Actually this app is the same DisplayRecorder from BogunSoft that got pulled from appstore a few months ago because of using private APIs.
      Your comment sir, is very stupid.
      1. Ryan Petrich's DisplayRecorder is NOT Open Source. I bet you can't find it's source code anyhere online.
      2. Really? have you looked on the commits on github? We built this app from scratch.
    1. At3eS's Avatar
      At3eS -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolstar View Post
      Your comment sir, is very stupid.
      1. Ryan Petrich's DisplayRecorder is NOT Open Source. I bet you can't find it's source code anyhere online.
      2. Really? have you looked on the commits on github? We built this app from scratch.
      You better read my STUPID comment again!!
      1. I didn't say DisplayRecorder is open source. I said if u wanna pay for this u better pay for that. RecordMyScreen do it's job as a FREE alternative but if the developers (seems one of them can't even understand my last comment ;P) want to make it a paid app, i choose DR.
      2. And i didnt mean coolstar uses the same code. I meant UI and the app itself is like that AppStore app


      Btw i do checked this project when it was broken though, and I appreciate your team's hard work
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Only complaints I see are audio recording and the red bar. Other than that it looks pretty solid for a version one release. Give them time, im sure it will get updated and possible be red bar-less and record audio easily. I use it to help users setup Exchange accounts on their iPhones. Much easier than words and pics :]
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      The icon doesn't appear, which is a nonissue in itself because I can activate the app with Activator...however, I am unable to retrieve videos since they are initially stored within the app. Does anyone know where the vids are stored so I can transfer them with ifunbox or even verify that they were made??
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      found it... var/mobile/documents From there you can save them to "photos"