Great App Idea

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by sdawgisinthebui, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. sdawgisinthebui macrumors member

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    Okay. you know how Apple TV has the ability to mirror to Apple TV in HD. I saw in a post that the TV may not look like the iPad as in Real Racing 2 HD. What if the iPad was a remote for the Apple TV. If the game was lets say NCAA football. The iPad would set it up, and choose the teams. THe app would be NCAA football Apple TV HD control. THen with iPhones, and iTouchs they would actually control the game through wi-fi? Would this work?
     
  2. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    It could work (and would be pretty cool actually), but I think there's a few things limiting the appeal for developers:

    - How many people own an apple tv, an ipad, and multiple iphones/ipods? It's a small market, so expect very few developers to really look into it.

    - Wireless mirroring seems to be pretty slow. That means you have a lag between say pressing a button on the ipad, and seeing the result on screen. If you have wireless controllers, they add a little lag too, which gets added to the mirroring lag. It's going to mean anything fast paced (like a sports game) doesn't work well, because of horrible laggy controls. Something like a strategy game might be fine though.

    If the apple tv really takes off, and apple reduce the lag quite a bit, we'll probably see a lot more support for this kind of thing.
     
  3. sdawgisinthebui thread starter macrumors member

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    It would be more for multi-player. Like if a friend comes over and they have an iPhone or iTouch
     
  4. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    It would more be of a gun shot in xbox's head.
     

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