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Preview URL on Many Mobile Devices Simultaneously

Posted · Category: License Free, Tools

Remote Preview allows you to preview any URL on large number of mobile devices simultaneously. Just enter a URL, hit Enter, and new URL gets automatically loaded on each device. It works on platforms like Android, Blackberry, iOS, Maemo, Meego, Symbian, Windows Phone and WebOS. It was built for the Helsinki Device Lab for fast site previewing.

Remote Preview works by making an ajax call every 1100ms to check if the url in the ‘url.txt’ file is changed. If it is, the script will then change the src attribute of the iframe and load a new page into it. If there’s no changes, the script will just keep polling the url.txt until something changes. Remote Preview allows very fast previewing of different URL’s to check for possible layout problems, which can then be debugged using various other tools depending on the platform where they occur.

remote-preview

Requirements: jQuery Framework
Demo: http://viljamis.com/blog/2012/remote-preview/
License: License Free

2 Comments
  • Ethan

    Thats awesome! Setting something like this up really saves quite a bit of time. I started using Adobe’s Edge Inspect – http://html.adobe.com/edge/inspect/ which does a very similar thing.

    I’d highly recommend everyone who reads this take some time to set something like this up.

  • pablo2004

    Fuck android and ios, i test my apps in a gameboy.

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