myViewBoard Companion App

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The myViewBoard Companion app allows users to control various actions on a myViewBoard session using a mobile phone.

How-to Guides

For an introduction and information on using myViewBoard Companion App, see the following guides:


This document is a guide to quickly get started with using myViewBoard Companion App after installation.
This document is a guide to using the myViewBoard Companion App user interface.
This document is a comprehensive guide to using myViewBoard Companion App.


System Requirements

Before installation, verify that the device meets the following requirements:

  • Android devices must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
  • Apple devices must be running iOS 9 or higher.


To install the app via the app store of your mobile device:

  1. Go to the Google Play or Apple store app on your mobile device.
  2. Search for the myViewBoard Companion app.
  3. Click Install.


Alternatively, you can use the following links to install myViewBoard Companion app:


The myViewBoard.com web site also provides links to download the myViewBoard Companion app:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click Downloads.
  3. Depending on your device, click Companion on Google play or Companion on Apple Store link.
  4. Using a QR code reader app, take a picture of the QR code to get the download link.
  5. Open the download link to go to the correct download page of your device's app store.
  6. Click Install, and wait for the installation to complete.


For more information, see Downloads.


Companion App User Interface

After installation, tap on the myViewBoard Companion app icon.

  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account using the email address and password you provided during sign up.
  • If you haven't signed up yet, click Sign Up to open the myViewBoard.com page where you can sign up for a new account.
Companion app landing screen
Companion app sign in screen


If you signed up with a Google or Microsoft account and you need to use the Companion app, you need to create a separate sign in password:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com, and sign in.
  2. Click your avatar, and click Change Password.
  3. Specify a password, and click Confirm.
  4. Afterwards, open the Companion app and sign in using the new password.

After signing in, the myViewBoard Companion app displays the following interface:

Companion app interface if user is not signed in to a myViewBoard session
Companion app interface for interacting with other myViewBoard sessions
Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions
Companion app interface for configuring wireless presentation
Companion app interface for configuring wireless presentation



To manage the Companion app, click the following icons at the top:

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User avatar
Displays the avatar associated with the user account.
Click to access Companion app settings.
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Log out session
Logs the user out of the myViewBoard session.
This does not log you out of the Companion app.

This screen includes the following icons:

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Throw
Sends an object to the myViewBoard host specified.
This feature is available even without signing in.
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Pop Quiz
Sends a response to a Pop Quiz.
This feature is available even without signing in.
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QR Signin
Scan a myViewBoard QR code to sign in to a session.
After successful signin, the icon is hidden.

Notable Features

Sign in with QR Code

Use the QR code feature of the myViewBoard Companion app to sign in on the myViewBoard for Windows or Android program.

  1. Launch the myViewBoard Companion app on your mobile device.
  2. Sign in using an email address.
  3. Click the QR Code icon ( ) to open the phone's camera.
  4. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the myViewBoard for Windows or Android program is inside the QR 'scanner' of the myViewBoard Companion app.


Throw and Pop Quiz

Sign in is not required to use the Throw or Pop Quiz feature. Before using these features, ensure that the target myViewBoard session is already active.

  1. Click the Throw or Pop Quiz icon.
  2. Depending on the feature you selected, perform one of the following:
    • For Throw: select an image or video to throw, and click the icon.
    • For Pop Quiz: Use the pen tool to draw your answer, and click the icon.
  3. On the next screen, provide the following information:
    • Host Name. Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Your Name. Name that identifies you as the sender of this object.
  4. Click the icon.

If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.


Using the Throw and Pop Quiz features shows the following screens:

Companion app interface for Pop Quiz feature
Companion app interface for the Throw feature
Edit object before throwing
Specify a host name before sending to a myViewBoard session


Installing the app also adds the Throw feature as a sharing option. To use on your mobile phone:

  1. On any app that is capable of performing the "share" action, click Share, or the    icon if available.
  2. From the list of apps, select Companion.
  3. On the next screen, provide the following information:
    • Host Name. Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Your Name. Name that identifies you as the sender of this object.
  4. Click the icon.