Last week I had an interesting exchange on Twitter with an Android developer. He wanted Android screen shots to show how his new product would look on an HTC Sensation.
Apparently this is easier said than done. I piped in and asked if you could just press a few buttons and have a screen shot like an iPhone.
I guess not. Edit: Yes, you can push two buttons for a screen shot. Skip to the bottom if you want to find out how.
There is, however, an app available for the job. It’s Screenshot ER, and it will set you back £1.15 ($2.88 USD). I have not personally tried it since I don’t have an Android phone, but the phone has to be rooted to use it. That means it has to have an administrative account on the phone that has special administrative privileges.
For more information on how to root an Android phone, here’s a link to a list of videos on the subject on YouTube.
Photo credit: HTC.com
Remember, if you want to talk to me on Twitter, I’m @mobileHolly. See you there.
Update: According to Douglas McDonald of Mobile @ Creston plc & Tullo Marshall Warren @DMcDonald01, there is an easier solution: “If you press home and
back power at the same time it takes a screenshot and sticks it in screencapture in the gallery.”
I just knew it didn’t have to be that complicated, so thank for that info.