Control Your Mac or PC Via Android… With RemoteDroid!

RemoteDroid demo from Joshua Sera on Vimeo.

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.

[Via: EngadgetMobile]

  • Teal

    well my macbook won’t let me run the app on the comp and i installed both clients, phone and desktop yet it still won’t work, how can i get it 2 work?

  • S P

    Make sure your phones wifi is turned on. I had mine off by default and didn't realize until later. Be sure you're connected on the same wifi network. (also on a macbook)

  • Jim Walker

    Does not work on HTC Incredible yet as far as I can tell.

  • Richard

    it is soo awesome, it works so cool, with my new xperia 10 =]

  • swinn

    lol its rocks on HTC HERO 🙂 finaly i dont need to buy a remote !!!!

  • Chewdiggy

    Best app ever. Exactly what I needed. Thanks.

  • Jerry C

    I’m a technical duffus, so apologies if this is silly question.

    I do a lot of public speaking, at hotels and conference centres. In many cases, there isn’t a wi-fi system available.

    Will this software connect my HTC Legend direct to the MacBook’s wifi? Or does it have to go via a router or whatever wi-fi networks have?


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