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  • Another Display-recording Application Hits the iOS App Store


    It's not a common occurrence for a display-recording application to become available in Apple's iOS App Store. It has happened before, but it was pulled from the App Store very quickly after becoming available. iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich has a popular Display Recorder application in Cydia, but that requires you to have a jailbroken device and isn't an option for everyone.

    Another display-recording application in the App Store dubbed xRec has been discovered by our friends at 9to5Mac. The application, by iOS developer Akın ğn, is available right now in the App Store for $1.99. If you'd like to grab it, we recommend grabbing it as soon as possible, because there's no telling how long it will be there.

    The application offers a really flat interface with simple controls as you can see above. Youll find a play button and a stop button. The play button initiates the recording, while the stop button stops the recording. At the bottom of the application you'll find tabs, such as the Videos tab that holds all of your video recordings that you can tap on to play:



    xRec also offers a Settings tab where you can adjust a few options, such as the video scale, the video orientation, the sample rate, the audio channels, and whether or not you want to record audio with your screen recording:



    The application doesn't fall short on design. The interface is surprisingly pleasant to use.

    The application seems to run perfectly fine on our iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 both running iOS 6.1.2. A red recording bar will appear at the top of the display as your video is recorded. If you want to give the application a try, you can download the latest version of xRec from the App Store via this link.

    Sources: App Store via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Another Display-recording Application Hits the iOS App Store started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Doesn't work on iOS 7.0b3. Records the initial app interface but as soon as you go out of the app, it's just a black screen. The audio records the whole time though. Probably an issue with the new multitasking of iOS 7.
    1. Alfroggy's Avatar
      Alfroggy -
      The 'record audio' setting certainly concerns only the mic recording, not the system sounds, right *comparing with DisplayRecorder* ?
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alfroggy View Post
      The 'record audio' setting certainly concerns only the mic recording, not the system sounds, right *comparing with DisplayRecorder* ?
      Correct it is recording from the microphone. Would be useful when demoing an app and providing narration. The first time launching the app on iOS 7 it ask for access to the microphone.
    1. Alfroggy's Avatar
      Alfroggy -
      Thank you for clearing that up.
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Doesn't work on iOS 7.0b3.
      Thanks for the heads up.
    1. GaMeperks's Avatar
      GaMeperks -
      Got it, just tested It was zoomed in to about 50 percent just started it closed opened another app and check the vid and that's what I noticed, ipad 2 6.0.1
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Doesn't work on iOS 7.0b3. Records the initial app interface but as soon as you go out of the app, it's just a black screen. The audio records the whole time though. Probably an issue with the new multitasking of iOS 7.
      Ya i have the one from last year that was free and posted on here Display Recording Application Live In the App Store It's doing the same thing. Hit record but as soon as you move the screen from the app to record your screen? Just shows the app screen but you can still here audio. I dont want to take the chance and pay for this just to have Apple and yank it off and doesnt support iOS7 LOL
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Can you save the video to your camera roll? Or only play it from the app?
    1. PeezaPi's Avatar
      PeezaPi -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Doesn't work on iOS 7.0b3. Records the initial app interface but as soon as you go out of the app, it's just a black screen. The audio records the whole time though. Probably an issue with the new multitasking of iOS 7.
      Thanks for pointing that out. Seeing as though this will probably not get updated before it gets pulled.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by PeezaPi View Post
      Thanks for pointing that out. Seeing as though this will probably not get updated before it gets pulled.
      Exactly!! LOL and i'm surprised its not compat with iOS7? They must have not renewed there dev account yet for iOS7.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      Can you save the video to your camera roll? Or only play it from the app?
      You can save the video to the camera roll, email, mms, facebook... pretty much anything the would show up in the normal photos app for opening in another app like dropbox or google drive. On iOS 7 you can send it via AirDrop as well from the app.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GaMeperks View Post
      Got it, just tested It was zoomed in to about 50 percent just started it closed opened another app and check the vid and that's what I noticed, ipad 2 6.0.1
      What?

      So pretty much this app is a copy of the RecordMyScreen app from Cydia, because it has a pretty similar interface and pretty much works the same. The dev probably took the source code from RecordMyScreen and tweaked the interface, and called it his own, and somehow got it into the app store. This is what i think.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      it's nice, but i'll stick with Display recorder for J/B iPhones, cause I activate it via double tapping my Home Button.
    1. truehybridx's Avatar
      truehybridx -
      Quote Originally Posted by iH85CH001 View Post
      What?

      So pretty much this app is a copy of the RecordMyScreen app from Cydia, because it has a pretty similar interface and pretty much works the same. The dev probably took the source code from RecordMyScreen and tweaked the interface, and called it his own, and somehow got it into the app store. This is what i think.
      it is RecordMyScreen, same code base (except the iPad code for some reason, we haven't bothered to get the Mini supported yet and I guess neither was this guy) Either way this dev is infringing on coolstar's licensed code from github
    1. GaMeperks's Avatar
      GaMeperks -
      Quote Originally Posted by truehybridx View Post
      it is RecordMyScreen, same code base (except the iPad code for some reason, we haven't bothered to get the Mini supported yet and I guess neither was this guy) Either way this dev is infringing on coolstar's licensed code from github
      Damn shame!
    1. smith01's Avatar
      smith01 -
      https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/disp...594415065?mt=8

      Did anyone do a search before posting this thread? There are a few display recorders out there and the one above has been there since January.
    1. truehybridx's Avatar
      truehybridx -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/disp...594415065?mt=8

      Did anyone do a search before posting this thread? There are a few display recorders out there and the one above has been there since January.
      The reviews for that over priced thing say it only does camera video
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by truehybridx View Post
      The reviews for that over priced thing say it only does camera video
      Correct!! I always read reviews on certain apps im not sure about. I happen to be curious last week and searched Display recorders and there missed labeled and misleading.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by truehybridx View Post
      The reviews for that over priced thing say it only does camera video
      It definitely records the display not the camera.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/disp...594415065?mt=8

      Did anyone do a search before posting this thread? There are a few display recorders out there and the one above has been there since January.
      If you look at the app info on the App Store version 1.0 of this app was released today. Not sure where you got January from.