Screen sharing is incredibly popular and often used to solve technical issues, do presentations, and share visuals that you simply cannot do remotely. There are huge companies and products such as GoToMeeting, LiveLOOK, Skype, Adobe, and so many more. Often times subscription fees are as much as $50 per user per month, which can bring in a huge revenue. This works for mostly Mac and Windows, but what about those who need to do screen shares for terminal based systems without a Windows-like GUI?
Shelr is a piece of terminal based screen sharing software that allows you to share your terminal or command line. You can install this in all sorts of Linux systems, including Mac. And another very cool thing about this, you can install it on your iPhone and Android phone. In-fact, it’s included in a lot of Android builds our in the ROM world.
I’m trying to think of the potential of sharing a terminal screen with my phone and there could be many potential benefits. Imagine sitting in a server room with a downed machine, backbone connection down, and your phone screen shared with a speaker setup to your support team in another state. There could be some advantage to that. All-in-all, it’s a pretty cool concept and available for free and open source. Check it out!