Use Iphone as mouse for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by deplmn, May 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to use the iPHone as a mouse for the iPad?
     
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    miles01110

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    Considering the iPad has no cursor, this seems unlikely.
     
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    northernbaldy

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    all of these iPad mouse threads amaze me

    how, how do you think this will work? how would you use it?
     
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    3goldens

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    Im sure where theres a will theres a way, weve seen this in almost circumstance, from no tethering to no mouse, we now know thats just not true.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    You can use your iphone as a mouse pad.

    -Install iteleport on your iPhone.
    -Install veency on your iPad.
    -When configuring iteleport to connect iPad, make sure you leave touchscreen mode off.
    -Connect
    -Viola. You can now see your cursor onscreen on your iPad controlled by your iPhone.

    It's not really efficient though. Kinda useless.
     
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    mouse for iPad

    I think they expect it to control a mouse pointer on the iPad like a computer, when they click the mouse button, it would behave as though they had touched the portion of the screen the pointer is on.
    I think this option would tremendously increase the usefulness of the iPad / iPhone for business applications. It's dramatically quicker & easier for selecting text & moving around in word processing and spreadsheets. And also more precise for image editing & drawing. Using a stylus is ok too, although I find the smaller tips on the stylii (sp?) for the old resistive touchscreens (such as the Cassiopeia E-100) to be more precise & didn't block the screen.
    It would be nice to have the *option* of a mouse - best would be support to allow you to use your iPhone, or perhaps repurpose your old iOS device or smartphone, as a trackpad and/or ext. keyboard for your current iOS device. The benefit of it being a touchscreen could be exploited by allowing the user to control the virtual keys and/or trackpad size, shape, layout, colors and the codes they send - kind of like TouchOSC but instead of MIDI it sends keyboard/mouse input via bluetooth, wifi, or some other wireless method.

     
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    northernbaldy

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    I still say its pointless to use a mouse on a device designed with a touch screen and on OS specifically designed for touch input

    however, using an ipad as a keyboard and trackpad for a mac mini in your living room is great :)
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    I think it's just a matter of time before the iPad, or a similar Apple device, becomes more like a full fledged computer than a glorified iPod/iPhone. But for now there is no cursor.

    With Apple I'm not even going to guess if this will take a year or five years, but I'm sure we'll eventually see it.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I wish I had a mouse when using VNC apps.

    Magic Mouse on iPad with jailbreak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MU9lGH3qQc
     
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