Months ago, our friend Firas1886 told me to try out TeamViewer! I liked the idea behind it and how it functions! Because of that, I got more curious about the project and started to follow it! Yesterday, I’ve been sent a message informing me that they have released a beta version of their android client! So I decided to gave it a shot, so I installed their package!
The first thing I realized when I launched it is that there was a testing session! By entering ‘12345’ as the ID number with no password, it would connect you to a windows machine for testing! Once connected, It gave me a set of instructions which was a nice thing to see since it a touch-screen! The pinch-to-zoom functionality worked well, right clicks, and keyboard interaction as well!
So I wanted to give my desktop a try and see how everything would work! But because I am running linux, I got an error on the Android client telling me that the client must be version 6 or above! The version provided for Linux was version five! Version 6 was provided -i think- only to windows and as a beta version too! So my attempt was failure! But since I have a Win7 partition on my netbook, I thought of giving it a try! Booted, downloaded, installed, and it worked! So I thought of seeing how much I can do with it other than just clicking, so I launched paint! Drawing was a bit hard and some times it doesn’t get the curve you’re drawing using a pencil, it would instead draw a straight line from the start point to the end point! But it was doable!
Although it crashed on me several times, I still think it’s a good client as a beta! I have realized that on my Samsung Galaxy S (aka iGalaxy), it crashed when a notification pops up! (ie twitter notifications)! Anyways, I really think it’s a good start for it! So if you’re a hobbyist, I think you should give it a try! Otherwise, I think you should wait for the official release!