Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google previews phone app 'projection' onto another display

updated 03:27 pm EDT, Thu September 26, 2013

Any computer display turned into projector

Google has previewed a new research endeavor, known as "Open Project," that enables a smartphone screen to be projected onto any separate display. Several technologies already accomplish this goal, however Google's approach uses the phone's camera to place and scale one or more device projections onto the larger display without requiring any specialized hardware.

To begin the process, a user simply captures a QR code presented on a display. The QR code then turns into a checkboard, which moves across the larger display as the user points to the desired presentation location. Touch gestures on the phone screen further enable the projected image to be scaled.

The Open Project servers and web-based framework enable several phones to be projected onto a wide range of displays, either locally or in remotely. The phone application can also be remotely manipulated if the projection display supports touch input.

"[Open Project] can turn any computer display projectable instantaneously and without deployment," Google writes in a blog post, which was spotted by The Next Web. "Developers can add support for Open Project in native mobile apps by simply linking a library, requiring no additional hardware or sensors."



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Polk Audio 4 Shot headset

Sound quality and design are two of the biggest areas of focus for manufacturers when coming up with a new gaming headset. Depending o ...

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix USB 3.0 drive

USB thumb drives aren't the end all solutions for data transfer and traveling needs. Sometimes people want something with a little mor ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News