#LibreOffice Remote Control for @Android
Filed under: information.technology,linux
Tags: Document Foundation, LibreOffice, linux, Ubuntu
The Document Foundation has just released LibreOffice version 4, although it has some amazing features and enhancement regarding every single application in the LibreOffice bundle, I’m going to talk about the Android Remote Control Application. It enables you to control your presentation through your android mobile phone using almost every feature you would like in such application.
First, you go to this URL or search for LibreOffice Impress remote on the play store on your android phone, install, it’s about 630Kb. Enable bluetooth on both your mobile phone and the machine the presentation will run on. The application once started will try searching for enabled bluetooth devices around; hence choose your computer, do the pairing thing and you are done.
You will be able to start, close, move between slide through the mobile application and one feature that I really like it use is that you can flip between your slide using the volume keys; Up for next slide and Down for the previous one. This is really handy with mobile phone with large screens that would really be difficult to use.
The application is really basic, but it has some features like the ability to connect through wifi, or to show a blank screen on the presenting device. It’s really promising, well done guys! More information can also be found here.
PS: Impress should already be launched on the computer your phone is paired to, this is I think the only way the application would work, it can also be a featture request to have a button to launch impress and choose which presentation to run from the recent opened list of files.
Edit 1: List of features I would like:
- The ability to launch impress from the mobile application, as it should be already launched on the machine the mobile is paired to, to get the mobile application running.
- The ability to choose a presentation to run from the recent opened files list on impress through the mobile phone application.
- A timer that starts with launching the presentation to let the presenter know how long the whole thing has taken since he started.
- A big “Next Slide” button on the application screen just in case people would like to use the touch screen as the touch flipping thing is really fast.