[App] sMouse : Use your Note 10 S Pen as an air mouse

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bakachu

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www.kinesthetic.io
Hi,

I'm happy to present what I think is the first Air Mouse app for the Note 10: sMouse.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.kinesthetic.smouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZI6yBJ3u1c

sMouse is a virtual cursor for your Note 10 that you can control with the S Pen.

sMouse uses the Gyro embedded in the S Pen to detect movement and move the cursor.

To navigate: Hold down the button on the S Pen while keeping the mouse still. This engages 'Warp mode', where you can re-position the cursor, or go back or home.
To scroll: Hold down the button on the S Pen and quickly flick the S Pen up or down to start Scrolling.

Permissions:
The app needs two permissions to operate, these are:
* Overlay permission: This allows the app to draw a virtual cursor over your screen
* Accessibility Service permission: The app needs to be granted the Accessibility Service's 'Gesture' permission so that it can perform clicks, navigate Back and to Home on your device.

Current limitations:
* The S Pen Gyro only works well when the S Pen is held horizontally. If you point the S Pen down (vertically), the gyro can not detect movement, and your cursor won't move.
* The virtual cursor can not move/draw into the system bar at the top of the phone. This is an Android OS security thing where Android will not let apps draw in this space.

This app is just a bit of fun that I made after playing with the S Pen SDK to see what the S Pen could do, and to my pleasant surprise it has a functioning gyro sensor that is readable from the SDK. I've made a good attempt to make this as usable as possible, however it is limited by the hardware in the S Pen.

Thats it. The app is free, no paid versions or advertisements. If you like it please leave a nice review, and maybe checkout my stuff

Hope you enjoy!
 

zzcool

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Nov 27, 2012
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ironic that i spoke to someone weeks ago about having an app made like this, wish i was quicker, well done looking forward to test it.
 

Sanfe

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Mar 20, 2007
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Great app and work. Anyone could post a new video showing all the functions?

It could be used like a regular mouse ... Pointing, moving, right and left click ... Except toolbar?

Enviado desde mi Mi MIX 2 mediante Tapatalk
 

moaz93

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May 8, 2013
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thanks for your great work, can you please provide us a link for the apk file, for those of us who can't access the play store?
 

frmeran

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Mar 3, 2016
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This app save me; I was looking for all kinds of alternatives to use the Gear VR on my note 10 as a cardboard viewer but couldn't remap neither the spen nor the controller to trigger a screen touch (click). With this app I can finally do it.

Only one request, would you send me an apk wich doesn't write the mouse on screen? I always end up putting the mouse on the right and setting the sensitivity to 0 in order to hide it, but when I restart the App it puts it on the center.

A suggestion, make something like this app with the settings I'm telling you and put it in the app store with something like "Spen VR clicker" or something, I know it would be really helpful and many users would download it.
 

sgbruins

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Sep 27, 2016
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This app save me; I was looking for all kinds of alternatives to use the Gear VR on my note 10 as a cardboard viewer but couldn't remap neither the spen nor the controller to trigger a screen touch (click). With this app I can finally do it.

Only one request, would you send me an apk wich doesn't write the mouse on screen? I always end up putting the mouse on the right and setting the sensitivity to 0 in order to hide it, but when I restart the App it puts it on the center.

A suggestion, make something like this app with the settings I'm telling you and put it in the app store with something like "Spen VR clicker" or something, I know it would be really helpful and many users would download it.

I don't manage to get it working on my note 10+. It's running Android 10.
I think it has to do with the permissions or the s-pen. Can anyone tell me exactly how to set them correctly?
 
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    Hi,

    I'm happy to present what I think is the first Air Mouse app for the Note 10: sMouse.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.kinesthetic.smouse

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZI6yBJ3u1c

    sMouse is a virtual cursor for your Note 10 that you can control with the S Pen.

    sMouse uses the Gyro embedded in the S Pen to detect movement and move the cursor.

    To navigate: Hold down the button on the S Pen while keeping the mouse still. This engages 'Warp mode', where you can re-position the cursor, or go back or home.
    To scroll: Hold down the button on the S Pen and quickly flick the S Pen up or down to start Scrolling.

    Permissions:
    The app needs two permissions to operate, these are:
    * Overlay permission: This allows the app to draw a virtual cursor over your screen
    * Accessibility Service permission: The app needs to be granted the Accessibility Service's 'Gesture' permission so that it can perform clicks, navigate Back and to Home on your device.

    Current limitations:
    * The S Pen Gyro only works well when the S Pen is held horizontally. If you point the S Pen down (vertically), the gyro can not detect movement, and your cursor won't move.
    * The virtual cursor can not move/draw into the system bar at the top of the phone. This is an Android OS security thing where Android will not let apps draw in this space.

    This app is just a bit of fun that I made after playing with the S Pen SDK to see what the S Pen could do, and to my pleasant surprise it has a functioning gyro sensor that is readable from the SDK. I've made a good attempt to make this as usable as possible, however it is limited by the hardware in the S Pen.

    Thats it. The app is free, no paid versions or advertisements. If you like it please leave a nice review, and maybe checkout my stuff

    Hope you enjoy!
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    This app save me; I was looking for all kinds of alternatives to use the Gear VR on my note 10 as a cardboard viewer but couldn't remap neither the spen nor the controller to trigger a screen touch (click). With this app I can finally do it.

    Only one request, would you send me an apk wich doesn't write the mouse on screen? I always end up putting the mouse on the right and setting the sensitivity to 0 in order to hide it, but when I restart the App it puts it on the center.

    A suggestion, make something like this app with the settings I'm telling you and put it in the app store with something like "Spen VR clicker" or something, I know it would be really helpful and many users would download it.

    I don't manage to get it working on my note 10+. It's running Android 10.
    I think it has to do with the permissions or the s-pen. Can anyone tell me exactly how to set them correctly?