HippoRemote Pro 2.2 - The Universal App Remote Adds A Game Controller

May 20, 2010 in Utilities (E)

[prMac.com] Palo Alto, California - RoboHippo LLC today is pleased to announce the release of HippoRemote Pro 2.2 for iPhone and iPod touch. HippoRemote Pro is a Wi-Fi remote control for Macs, Windows and Linux PCs, featuring tailored controls for dozens of popular Mac/PC/Web applications, a multi-touch trackpad, an international language-capable keyboard, an integrated web browser, and a native Twitter client. Version 2.2 adds a game controller, freeing PC/Mac gaming from the confines of the desk.

New in Version 2.2:
Gamers want to play games on big screen HDTVs in the living room. However, PC/Mac gaming has been confined to the desk, largely because of the dependence on the keyboard and mouse for control. HippoRemote Pro's new game controller is the first of its kind to replicate both keyboard and mouse functionality. The controller can be customized for specific games, giving gamers just the buttons and controls they need.

Games that only require keyboard control get an 8-way directional pad and a button pad. For games that rely heavily on mouse control, the button pad is replaced with a multi-touch trackpad. The buttons on the button pad are fully configurable, and additional buttons can be added to the controller. With these options, gamers are able to use their iPhones/iPods to fully replicate the keyboard and mouse to control the full gamut of PC/Mac games, including:

* Action Games
* First Person Shooters
* Role Playing Games
* Online Games
* Platformers
* Puzzle Games
* Casual Games
* Flash Games

Customized game profiles are available from the HippoRemote website. More are added all the time, and users can create their own as well.

About HippoRemote Pro:
HippoRemote Pro is the most feature-rich remote control app in the App Store. With a multi-touch trackpad, intelligent keyboard, login and password manager, recordable macros, and app profiles, HippoRemote makes controlling a computer fast, simple and easy.

App Profiles in particular make controlling a computer with a pocket-sized device incredibly intuitive and efficient. By providing buttons and interfaces tailored to specific programs, users can launch programs, navigate presentations, skip songs, play/pause videos and more, all with a few taps. HippoRemote Pro comes bundled with support for dozens of applications, and more are added all the time.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 2.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
HippoRemote Pro 2.2 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store. Free HippoVNC server program for the Mac/PC. In lieu of HippoVNC, users can run any popular third-party VNC server, or use the Screen Sharing functionality built into all Macs.

RoboHippo LLC has been creating thoughtful and meticulously-crafted software for mobile devices since 2008. All Material and Software (C) 2008-2010 RoboHippo LLC / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.