*** NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANDROID 4.2 ***
BlueCtrl is an open source Bluetooth input device emulator that can control remote devices. This means that you can use the touchscreen and keyboard of your Android device to control other devices which support Bluetooth.
Because this app is using the Bluetooth input standard, it supports various operating systems without any special server software. It has been successfully tested with the following systems:
- Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu...)
- Mac OS X
- PlayStation 3
This app requires root permissions because it needs direct access to the Bluetooth adapter. Another restriction is that it is only compatible with a specific Bluetooth stack that is called BlueZ, which is used on many but not all devices with a Android version smaller 4.2.
- New system specific touchpad gestures
The gestures are now optimized for the chosen remote device system. Linux and Windows systems also got a new setting for the gesture mode. So, for example, if you are using Windows 8 you can configure the appropriate gesture mode to enable the special Windows 8 edge gestures.
- New interactive touchpad tutorial
The interactive tutorial will explain all gestures for the current system and can be activated via the menu.
- New menu item for composing text
This is especially helpful if you want to write a longer text because you can keep your eyes on the device and see what you write and it also allows you to correct the text before it is send.
- Voice input can be corrected before sending
Voice input will be displayed in a edit box before it is send so that you are able to correct misinterpreted words.
- New "Stay awake" setting
This setting prevents that the device is going into standby and disconnects the connection. To save some energy the screen will however be dimmed after 30 seconds of inactivity.
- New "Scroll sensitivity" setting
- You can long press the keyboard button to change the input method