Taking screenshots on Android phones is way harder than it needs to be. While iPhone users can just tap two buttons, if you want to capture your screen on an Android phone you need to either install Google’s Software Developer Kit, connect your phone to a PC vi a USB cable, and run a special app that lets you capture images or root your phone and install a third party app like ShootMe.

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ShootMe makes taking a screenshot as simple as shaking your phone. Today the developer went one step further and made it just as easy to record videos of your phone in action.

All you have to do is open the ShootMe app, hit the menu button, and select “Continuous” from the Working Mode option. Your video will automatically start recording, and it will be saved in the /ShootMe directory on your SD card.

You can adjust the video framerate from 3 to 5 to 10 frames per second, and choose a video codec. MPEG-4, MJPEG, and Huffyuv are all supported.

Honestly, the video quality is pretty poor. You’re probably still better off just pointing a camera at your phone most of the time, but it’s pretty cool to be able to record a screencast of your mobile device on your device. You can check out a demo video I shot after the break.

via Android Police

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...