Whiteboard for Android

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Whiteboard for Android is a digital whiteboard solution designed specifically to be used on an Android device. Whiteboard for Android functions similarly to the Windows version with a few minor differences.

How-to Guides

For an introduction, information and tutorials on using Whiteboard for Android, see the following guides:

Whiteboard for Android
Quick Start Guide

This document is a guide to quickly get started with using Whiteboard for Android after installation.

Whiteboard for Android
User Guide

This document is a guide to using the Whiteboard for Android user interface.

Whiteboard for Android
Training Guide

This document is a comprehensive guide to using Whiteboard for Android.

Whiteboard for Android
Toolbar Icons

This document aims to be a printable guide that users can use as a quick 'cheat sheet' reference to the myViewBoard icons.

Download and Install

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

  • The device is running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. For optimal performance, Android 7.0 (Nougat) is recommended.
  • There is no restriction on screen size. However, a resolution of 1080p or higher is recommended for optimal experience. Some UI elements may become inaccessible on smaller screens.

To install the app via the Google Play store:

  1. Go to the Google Play store.
  2. Search for the Whiteboard for Android app.
  3. Click Install.

Alternatively, you can use the following link to install Whiteboard for Android:

If the device does not have Google Play store:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com
  2. Click Downloads.
  3. Click Whiteboard for Android Download.
  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 start downloading the apk.
  6. After the download is complete, click the apk file to start installation.
  7. Wait for the installation to complete.

To download the APK file directly, see Download.

Some Interactive Flat Panel displays have Whiteboard for Android installed by default. To launch Whiteboard for Android on these devices, click the slide tool bar, and select the myViewBoard logo. Whiteboard for Android automatically starts.

Integration with myViewBoard.com

To get the most out of Whiteboard for Android, users need to create a complimentary myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com. Users can sign up with their Google, Microsoft or a regular email address. Having a myViewBoard account provides the following benefits:

  • Sign in from anywhere
  • Load personal settings and customizations
  • Access to files stored in linked cloud storage services
  • Use all the features of myViewBoard

Whiteboard for Android can still be used without signing in. However, some features will be unavailable.

For more information, see signing up for a myViewBoard account.

App Activation

On first run, the android app prompts the user to select the account type to activate.

For a personal account:

  1. Click Personal.
  2. Provide a myViewBoard account to activate the application.
    • myViewBoard Name
    • Email address to receive the activation email.
  3. Specify a Theme.
  4. Click Submit. The app may automatically close at this point.
  5. Before re-opening the Whiteboard for Android app, go to your email client and activate the account by clicking the link in the activation email.
  6. Restart the Whiteboard for Android app, and try signing in.

For entity accounts:

  1. Click Entity.
  2. A QR code will be displayed.
  3. Ask an Entity Admin to use his Companion App to activate the application.
  4. Close and restart the Whiteboard for Android app, and try signing in.

You will need to go through these steps again if the 'Clear data' and "Clear cache' actions was applied to the Whiteboard for Android app.

Whiteboard for Android Working Area

The Whiteboard for Android working area is divided into the following areas:

Canvas area

Main area where users work in. By default, the background of the canvas area is blank. However, this can be customized via the following methods:

  • Click the Whiteboard background management menu to specify another solid color, or one of the predefined images as the background.
  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account to load your personal preferences, including any customizations applied to backgrounds, shape lines and magic pens.

Floating toolbar

More information: Whiteboard Floating Toolbar

Toolbar that allows users to perform operations on the canvas. This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

Main toolbar

More information: Whiteboard for Android Main Toolbar

Toolbar that allows users to add annotations to the canvas area. This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left or bottom side of the program window.

Title bar

More information: Title bar

A toolbar that appears at the topmost section of the myViewBoard program. If logged in, this toolbar displays the user account currently logged in. It also provides access to the following options:

  • Notifications
  • Settings
  • Close button

The following icons are available on selected Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) only.

Differences with Whiteboard for Windows

Whiteboard for Android includes almost the same features as the Whiteboard for Windows program, except for the following differences:

  • Compared to the Whiteboard for Windows program, the main toolbar in the Whiteboard for Android app does not have the Windows Toggle and the Cast tools. Whiteboard for Android does not support casting. However, selected ViewBoard models may be preinstalled with special IFP versions of the Whiteboard for Android app that support casting.
  • Whiteboard for Android does not have a handle bar to resize the myViewBoard program.
  • Whiteboard for Windows has additional 'quick access' icons on its title bar. These features are not displayed on Whiteboard for Android title bar, but they can still be accessed by doing the following:
- Help - Click the settings menu, and then click the icon
- Integrated cloud solutions - Click the Magic Box tool, and click the icon of the integrated cloud service.

More Information

For more information about Whiteboard for Android, visit the following links:

Related Media


Installing Whiteboard for Android


Whiteboard for Android Downloading and Installing


Activate Whiteboard for Android


Navigating Whiteboard for Android


Get Started with Whiteboard for Android