We are all very familiar with the the Volume Down+ Power Button action that takes the screenshot of your current Android screen. This screenshot can be easily shared via Social Networks or simply be used to refresh your memories. However, sometimes, a screenshot doesnt do justice to a moment and you would like more. It just could be, your Android phone behaving weirdly or even a video sequence playing that you might want to record, a single screenshot doesn’t do just enough here.
This is where Screencast coes into play. Developed a CM Dev Koushik Dutta who previously had worked on various other apps in the past such as developing one to help you mirror your Android content to Chromecast as well as an Apple TV, Screencast helps you record your screen on your Android device. The catch obviously here is the fact that you must be on a rooted device and must provide the application the access to Root.
The app is still in Beta and needs you to be running Android 4.4.1 or above. A simple shortcut, that is, Volume Up+ Power button gets screencast going on your Android device which starts recording the video. The only disadvantage right now is the fact that only the Nexus 5 is running Android 4.4.1 or above officially, however there are CM Nightlies that you may want to try Screencast on if you are feeling adventurous. You must install CM 11 to be able to try this as well as join the Beta testing programme. The app can be found here once you have joined the programme and have an American account on Play Store.