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Nikolaj Dam Roadley-Battin
Posted Feb 22 - Read on Facebook

Hi again,

I have a quick question about mirror options in Framer.

Basically, I have a prototype which relies on the MIDI Component (Which is running in my browser, as the MIDI Devices are connected to my laptop.)

However, I would love to have the graphical output displayed on a phone. But the MIDI Component is not a feature used on the iPhone, hence it crashes. Is there a way, without going through Firebase or other I/O components, that I can simply mirror my graphical content on the phone?

Example of my ideal case: I have a MIDI controller connected to my computer. Framer reads the value and changes the state of a progress bar. My phone should then displays this progress bar, changing just as it does on my computer.

I hope this makes sense, and you have an idea to solve this :) I would love to share some work if I get this running.

6 Comments

Nikolaj Dam Roadley-Battin

I realise that screen sharing is a fix, but it would be nice to keep it as simple as possible. :D

Jordan Robert Dobson

So are you saying you want one prototype to talk to the other one?

Jordan Robert Dobson

Here's what I *think* you would have to do but in reverse...

https://www.webdigi.co.uk/blog/2012/using-an-ios-device-to-control-a-game-on-your-browser/

Jordan Robert Dobson

Also, seems like you could use webRTC if you built it for chrome and your device was an android phone. :D

Jordan Robert Dobson
Nikolaj Dam Roadley-Battin

Ahh, thanks Jordan. All great references, but I was hoping for something much simpler. I've done Socket.IO via Node before, but those whom I shared the code with quickly felt overwhelmed by all the steps you have to go through.

It is not really a true communication between prototypes I need, more that they share the same prototype, instead of multiple instances. :)

Worst case scenario will do a screen share of my browser to the iPhone.

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