RPA Technology today announces Mobile Mouse Pro 2.6.0 for iOS, a Lion-ready update to their best-selling Utility that transforms any iOS device into a computer remote control, complete with trackpad and air mouse. Designed to operate via a local Wi-Fi network, there are no line-of-sight limitations, so users may control Mac, PC, or Linux computers connected to a TV from their location across the room.
Developer: RPA Tech, INC
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The update also features a Pro Presentation Mode for controlling slide shows, a File Browser Mode for launching applications and media files, and all new multi-touch gestures to mimic those in OS X Lion.
An ideal app for the remote control of any computer being displayed on a flat screen or projection TV, Mobile Mouse Pro allows the user to view the screen from a comfortable distance, while using their iOS device as a wireless mouse or trackpad. Using an innovative application notification system, the iOS device is always aware of what applications are running at any time and shows the appropriate keys for that program, providing the user with a single screen for controlling all media and web applications. The app uses the device's built-in accelerometer to translate hand motions into mouse movements on the screen. It can also operate as a trackpad, allowing the user to control their computer with a single finger.
Mobile Mouse Pro: Presentation Mode
"Whether you want to control a PowerPoint presentation in front of hundreds of people or just check your email from the comfort of your couch, Mobile Mouse Pro is the simple, universal solution," stated Ramzi Audeh, CEO of RPA Technology. "And our latest version includes customizable, multi-touch gestures, file browsing, and an advanced Pro Presentation Mode."
Long a favorite of presenters in government, business, and education, Mobile Mouse Pro enables the speaker to control a computer-based slide show or video from anywhere in the room. Just as the app has media and web modules, there is a presentation module that is automatically activated when such applications as PowerPoint or Keynote are launched.
This presentation screen has two modes: basic (default) and pro. The basic screen features oversized Next and Back buttons, as well as a Start button. When the slide show is playing, presenters see the slide numbers on the Start button and the slide Title as text on the trackpad. To access the optional pro version, users tap the icon that looks like a page curl with a star on it. The Pro Presentation Mode includes a view of the current slide with swipe controls, the presentation notes, a presentation timer, an on-screen pointer, and a slide picker.