I’ve written about apps from Squirrels in the past. It makes the AirParrot and Reflection apps that let you mirror your Mac or PC screen to an Apple TV or your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch screen to a Mac or PC. Today it’s launching a new product that utilizes technology from both of those previous apps called ‘Slingshot.’ The cross-platform apps let you share your iOS screen with others on iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, or Android, and provides some slick collaboration tools in the process:

Slingshot will allow users to share their iPad®, iPhone®and iPod® screens to anyone else in a Slingshot session. Mac® and PC screens can also be shared and viewed by anyone in a session — including those on iOS and Android devices. “Slingshot users can mirror their phone screen to a computer or even another user on a phone,” Stanfill said. “We designed Slingshot to work with the most common phones, tablets and computers.”

While the screen sharing functionality is the main feature of the app, the company has also built it to be a full on chat and collaboration tool. “Collaborative notes in real time, and instant file sharing shares files with everyone in a session regardless of the device they’re using. Video, audio and text chat are available across all devices, too.”

The service has a 30 day free trial but will cost you $9.99 a month after that with more expensive plans providing access to features such as additional webcam feeds, dial-in access, and a higher number of concurrent sessions. The iOS app is available on the App Store now, while links to the apps for Android, Windows, and Mac can be found on the company’s website.


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