CyanogenMod’s official Screencast app is now finally up for grabs in the Google Play Store, the CyanogenMod team announced Monday on Google+. The app is available now to all Android devices running running last night’s CyanogenMod nightlies or later. This would be 4.4 only, of course.
Included in this initial, beta release is the ability to shoot videos of your screen. Considering it is only a beta right now, many features are lacking as of today.
To download and use the app, you must be a member of the CyanogenMod community on Google+ and you must also join the beta program. To join the beta program head here. If you don’t join the community and beta program, the app simply won’t show up. I know this is a pain, but it is just something that needs to be done folks.
The CyanogenMod team has really been working on the Screencast app this release proves it. The app is quick, easy to use and works extremely well for what it is. If you need a screen recording app, it is really a no-brainer.
Outside of the goodness of the app, there are quite a few bugs I have noticed. I have seen many many force closes, along with general freezing while using the app, which sucks. I have no doubt CM and the team will address these soon though as they are really just small issues.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see where the CyanogenMod team take Screencast in the coming months. Will they add Facebook and Twitter integration? How about YouTube? I sure hope so. Full-on Google+ support would also be awesome. Having the ability to Screencast during a Hangout would also be pretty much bad-ass.
Again, Cyanogen Mod’s new Screencast app is available now in Google Play. After you give the app a shot, make sure to let us know what you think.