As part of user testing it's really handy to revird the actual device screen to capture those teicky to replicate bugs ("features"). If you have a browse around the internet you'll infortunately be pointed towards buying a new cable (£40 from apple) and some software, usually around £180. You need neither of these!
A very handy bit of software that I use all he time is AirServer, super handy if you want to stream video or audio from your device to your laptop but also AirServer now has a record feature allowing you to record video of any device screen you mirror.
It's really simple to record your device:
- Open AirServer
- Select AirPlay on your iOS device and connect to you AirServer host (select "Mirroring")
- Click yes to allow audio
- At the bottom of the new window showing you device on your laptop / pc you will see a grey bar, on this bar is a record button (sometimes partially off screen to the left). Click this to start recording
- Do things on your device
- Click the record button again and you will be shown the save dialog
Update AirServer now fully supports PC and Miracast enabling you to now record Windows mobile devices too!