Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Published to AppsLib

The Android version is currently available on AppsLib market:


If you can't access AppsLib, you can download the apk file here:

You'd need to have Android 2.2 (froyo) on
your device. Please follow these steps to install:

1) Install the free Adobe AIR 2.5 runtime from the Android Market

2) Enable you device to install apps outside of Android Market
(Go to Applications—> Settings –> Applications—> Turn ON “Unknown sources”)

3) Download and install the reelportal.apk file from


Reelportal is a room-centric application. While you can call other
people if you know their nicks, you will automatically connect to
everyone in a room when you enter it, without knowing their nicks.

Audio test:

a) On your computer, go to www.reelportal.com.
b) Join/create a room "X" (or any room name you want)
c) Enable the microphone (button 9 should go green)

d) On your android device, launch the reelportal app
e) Join the same room "X", to automatically connect to your computer
f) Enable the microphone (button 9 should go green)

Your computer and android device should now be connected and streaming
audio to each other. Is the audio intelligible on both devices? Is there echo on either?

If the audio test was OK, then follow on with the webcam test: enable webcam (button 9 & 10 should go green) on both devices.

Your computer and android device should now be streaming video/audio to each other. Video puts a very heavy burden on the CPU, so it may not work well, depending on your device.


  1. Hi,

    This really is amazing. I'm flabbergasted there aren't any other comments on your work yet.

    I'm currently testing the linux and windows server version but can't really get a connection on the client side though.
    Anything special i need to consider?

    Thanks for the work so far! i will be following this :)

  2. Thanks for the feedback! Glad you like it. I had sent tips to the tech blogs (Gizmodo, Engadget, etc), but didn't get a response from them. And I don't know many channels to get the word out. So please spread the word if you can :).

    The current Android client only connects to the ReelPortal server. The next version will allow you to specify your own the server.

    If you are having problem with the web client, though, then make sure the client is loaded via a html page from a web server, and not from localhost. This is due to domain security issues. Actually the download page has links to only the Beta client & server. I need to update it with links to version 1.0.0 (Android version).

  3. I finally found how to make Reelportal work on my stock, updated, gTablet. Launching from the Home Classic screen works. No more stopping at a black screen. Now to figure out how to find and chat with another user.
    Tom (trscons on xda-developer)

  4. I installed, to day, reelportal on my Archos 70 IT... it's working very well between my Archos and my computer. Now, I'll use it. It's easy to explain my friends to go to reelportal web site!

  5. Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad it works on the Archos! Yes, please tell your friends and family about it :)