Suitest Camera Application for Android

See what is happening on your device's screen and record your test runs. You just need a smartphone running Android version 11.0 or later. No need of any other hardware.

Please be aware that from the app version 1.7.0, if the app is streaming, you will not be getting screenshots inside the test results during that time.

Installing the Suitest Camera app on your Android device

Before you start setting up your Android video capture device, please install the Suitest Camera app on it. You can either scan the code below or open the Play store.

QR code of Suitest Camera app in Play store

Pairing the app with your account

  1. Go to Devices → Streaming and click Add device button

    Click Add device button

  2. Choose to add a video capture device and press Next

    Choose to add a video capture device

    Confirm that you want to add an Android Camera application

  3. Name your video capture device and select which device's screen should be streamed (selection can be skipped for now) and click next to generate a QR code.

    Name your video capture device and select the target streamed device

    Generated QR code

  4. Open the Suitest Camera app on your phone, tap on the QR code scanning icon in the middle of the screen and aim the camera at the generated QR code in Suitest.

  5. Once the code is scanned, you will see green Connected status on the phone screen.

Setting up audio from the device

In both streams and recordings using our Suitest Camera app, you are able to have audio included. Depending on the testing device capabilities, there exist several different ways of redirecting the audio output into the mobile phone with a Suitest Camera app installation.

The following options (incl. listed HW) are only our recommendations.

Using a DAC converter

In order to make this setup work, you will need the following components:

  • 192 kHz DAC Converter - e.g. PROZOR DAC01s
  • 1 x digital to analogue audio converter
  • 1 x Toslink cable (optical cable)
  • 1 x USB power cable
  • 3.5mm stereo audio cable (with male to male connectors)
  • TRS to TTRS audio adapter - e.g. BOYA BY-CIP2

When the sound output is set to Optical, sound may still not be heard, depending on the device settings. In such cases, change the device settings of Digital Output Audio Format to PCM instead of e.g. Auto.

Audio through DAC

Using a Bluetooth Dongle

You can use any publicly available Bluetooth Dongle model - e.g. Baseus BA01.

Audio through Bluetooth Dongle

Watching the stream

Once the Suitest Camera app is paired with your account, the connection is automatically established. If you have closed the application, the connection is automatically re-established when the application is reopened.

  1. Go to Devices → Streaming

  2. Click on stream icon next to your video capture

    Open the stream settings

  3. Select the streaming configuration options, click Start and then click Watch

    Streaming settings

  4. Streaming page opens in your browser and the stream start loading.

Including audio

Please note that if you have selected to include audio, the stream is started on mute. You can switch off the mute using the video controls. If you have not included the audio, you cannot use the mute on/off control.

Changing the paired device

If you either have not selected a device to pair your Suitest Camera app installation with or you just want to change the paired testing device, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to Devices → Streaming

  2. From the three-dot menu of the video capture device, open Pair with a device

  3. In the Pair Device modal, select a testing device to pair your app with (remove the existing one first if needed)

Connection with Suitest web UI

When the application is opened, the connection to Suitest is automatically established. You can use the red Disconnect button in the application to disable the access to the camera stream and other features from the web UI. In order to enable access again, simply tap on the green Connect button.

Connect button inside the Suitest Camera app

Selecting the camera lens

There may happen that you are not satisfied with the main camera lens of your phone and you would like to use a different one. Suitest Camera app is prepared for such situation.

  1. Make sure that the application is not connected to Suitest (there is Disconnect button for that purpose).

  2. Go to the application Settings (gear icon in the top-right corner)

  3. Select Scan for hidden lenses item

    Settings - selecting Scan for hidden lenses

  4. Confirm to Perform scan

    Confirmation of performing the scan

  5. Open the setting item Lens ID - which camera lens to use and select lens based on your preference

    Selecting found lens

Setting up bitrate quality

In order to save data consumption and to lower down the network load, you can set up bitrate quality.

  1. Go to the application settings

  2. Open the settings item Video bitrate quality (low/medium/high)

  3. Select an option based on your preference

SCREEN OFF mode

In order to save your battery you can switch on the SCREEN OFF mode. Just tap on the SCREEN OFF text in the right-bottom corner of the app. To activate the screen again, just tap anywhere on the screen.

Removing video capture device

  1. Go to Devices → Streaming

  2. From the three-dot menu of the video capture device, open Remove the camera

Exchanging video capture device

  1. Go to Devices → Streaming

  2. From the three-dot menu of the video capture device, open Show QR code

Renaming video capture device

  1. Go to Devices → Streaming

  2. From the three-dot menu of the video capture device, open Rename the camera

Something went wrong?

Please check the Suitest Camera troubleshooting section for guidance.