You may have noticed a video circulating around the blogosphere that shows developer Joshua Sera controlling his Mac from his Android G1 device. The app is the first of its kind for Android, even though similar applications have already been around on the iPhone for awhile (I like to use ‘remote’ for controlling iTunes… but that’s about it!).
The RemoteDroid app that Joshua has built looks pretty darn good. As you’ll see in the video above, he uses his T-Mobile G1 to perform a number of tasks on his notebook. He uses the trackball to manipulate the cursor, touches the screen to perform mouse clicks, highlights text and even enters text direct from the G1.
The great news for Android/G1 users is that RemoteDroid is already available for download. You can get it right here via the RemoteDroid site.
Key features of RemoteDroid include:
- User-selectable mouse control
- Two onscreen mouse buttons, with right-click/control-click functionality
- Use in either portrait or landscape mode
- Works with any WiFi network – no Bluetooth hardware or adapters required
- Compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux
Very cool stuff. Again, you can get more info and download the app at RemoteDroid.