LiveView for iPhone & iPad

Mobile Application Design & Prototyping Tool


LiveView is a specialized remote screen viewing application intended as a tool to help designers create graphics for mobile applications, it has also proven to be useful for creating quick and dirty simulations, demos, and experience prototypes.

For visual designers — Develop pixel–perfect graphics for the iPhone and iPad quickly and easily with a live view of your canvas/artboard while you work. LiveView is compatible with both standard and Retina displays.

For interaction designers — With your iPhone or iPad tethered via WiFi, you can interact with software prototypes and demos running on your Mac to communicate and iterate your concepts quickly.

For everyone — If you've ever needed to press a button from afar or wished that you could take a piece of your monitor with you across the room, this app may prove useful from time to time.

Inspired by and created to support the vibrant prototyping culture at IUAV.


Two applications are required, LiveView for Mac and LiveView for iOS.

Requires Mac OS X 10.7 and iOS 4 or newer


  1. With your iPhone or iPad connected to the same WiFi network as your Mac, start the LiveView app.
  2. Start the LiveView application on your Mac and click the checkbox next to your iPhone or iPad in the list.
  3. Be patient, depending on your WiFi connection it could take a few seconds for the first screen to appear.


  • To use LiveView while working in your design program, simply hide LiveView on your Mac (command + h). LiveView will continue broadcasting while hidden.
  • For increased performance, connect directly to your Mac via a computer–to–computer WiFi connection. Choose “Create Network…” from the Airport menu bar icon to create a computer–to–computer network.
  • Try connecting multiple iPhones running LiveView to a single Mac. This can be useful for presentations and design reviews.
  • With 'interactive' mode enabled, you can control the cursor on your Mac by touching the screen of your iPhone or iPad.

Copyright © 2008 Nicholas Zambetti