iPhone Remote App Adds Game Control Features

Posted by Ben Harvell on May 21st, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

If you’ve used HippoRemote Pro before you’ll know how effective it is at controlling your computer, either Mac or PC, over Wi-Fi. The app allows users to control their computer as well as a host of popular applications using its multi-touch trackpad and built-in keyboard. HippoRemote also offers a web browser and Twitter client. If all these features weren’t enough, however, the latest update to HippoRemote turns your iPhone into an advanced games controller too.

With many Mac and PC games requiring control via the mouse and keyboard, controllers like those found on consoles aren’t compatible and therefore tie the user to their desk in order to play games. HippoRemote 2.2 offers freedom from this traditional setup by replicating mouse and keyboard control from your iPhone. Whether you’re playing a full on RPG, an intense shoot ‘em up or just a simple Flash game on the web, HippoRemote allows you to customize the control layout and use only the keyboard buttons you need for a particular game. Controls can be set for different games with either a trackpad or a button pad and game-specific profiles can also be downloaded from the HippoRemote website. At present, HippoRemote is compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch but we’re excited by the possibilities introduced by the iPad and look forward to a compatible version in the future. If you love your PC games but want that console feel, you might well have already bought the best controller, you just need HippoRemote to take advantage of it.

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iPhone Screenshots

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HippoRemote Pro ~ Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, Remote Control & Gamepad screenshot 1 HippoRemote Pro ~ Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, Remote Control & Gamepad screenshot 2 HippoRemote Pro ~ Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, Remote Control & Gamepad screenshot 3 HippoRemote Pro ~ Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, Remote Control & Gamepad screenshot 4 HippoRemote Pro ~ Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, Remote Control & Gamepad screenshot 5
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Tagged With: Games, Iphone, Mouse, Remote, Keyboard, Controller, Mac, PC
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