Not too long ago, mobile phones were only meant to make important calls and send short messages to your friends and loved ones. The technological world has surely come a long way in a very short time, and smartphones of today claim and seem to be able to do everything for us, other than making us coffee and doing our laundry (which, looking at the current pace of technological development, might be available in a few years time!). They have put everything from listening to music to playing games, task management to browsing the web, in the palm of our hands. One of the groundbreaking inventions in smartphones are their unique and ever growing lists of apps. Smartphones app has broaden up their functionality and are acting as a gateway between user and their interaction with the phones. Today we have an application that lets your iPhone communicate with your PC in a very innovative manner. If you play a lot of racing games on your PC and don’t like the idea of using your mouse or keyboard, for that matter, then Flypad might change the way you do your virtual races. It is a cross-platform application that turns your iPhone into a remote control for playing racing games on your PC or Mac. Its designed for those who like to play racing games using joysticks or gamepads, but don’t have enough dough to buy one.
Currently, only two games are supported by the app; Need For Speed:The Run and DiRT3, but more games are promised by the developer in future.
The application is really easy to set up. Simply install the EXE on your PC and then downloaded the supported app on your iPhone. Also make sure that both devices are connected to the same network.
If everything is fine, you will be able to see the name of your PC in the Active Console section of your iPhone app.
The app will automatically detect if the game is installed on your PC and allow you to control it with your iPhone. Each game has its own controls customized to match the ones available while playing with the keyboard on your computer. The buttons and controls on the screen look extremely sharp and intuitive.
A demo video is available on the product page, which puts things into a better perspective. Flypad works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.