If you're a web developer you probably recognize that moment where you're running a local development evironment with MAMP/XAMPP, Rails or Node.js and need to see your site on another computer, or show someone else what you're working on. Maybe to do a cross-browser check, maybe just to show how awesome this latest design looks.
This usually involves copy-pasting of ip addresses, emailing and other such nonsense. With coucou this can be done in just a few simple clicks. Let me walk you through it.
First we need to enable broadcasting in the preferences pane.
Now follow these steps:
- click the menu bar icon;
- select Broadcast and click New Service...;
- select one of the presets in the window that pops-up or create a service manually;
- click publish and you're set!
You can unpublish the service by clicking the corresponding entry in the Broadcast menu.