WebKey is an Android app and accompanying service that allows you to manage your device from a browser.
It’s actually a nifty little tool. All you do is install the app, then visit webkey.cc or navigate directly to the supplied IP address on your local network to view your device’s screen. Actually, it’s a bit more involved, but that’s the gist.
WebKey is both a useful development and demonstration tool.
For development, it exposes pretty much everything you can do on the device in the browser interface. Clicking on the screen executes taps, you can launch apps, change settings, input text from a more familiar keyboard, all that. I’ve tested it over wifi, but it claims to work over 3G connections too.
For demonstration purposes, especially remote ones, it’s much quicker and easier than firing up the Android emulator.
All this in a browser window, no plugins required.
WebKey does require root, so there’s that. For the security conscious, it is fully open sourced under the GPL and supports SSL over direct connections via IP. Seems there is an issue encrypting connections through WebKey’s servers.
Not bad for a free app built by two guys.