Friday, February 08, 2008

Bluetooth Remote Controls - Turn your mobile into a remote control

Turn your mobile into a remote control for Windows or Linux PC.

Its nice to have some frequently used actions on your PC to be run from your mobile. Its always convenient to control winamp, xmms etc (may be a powerpoint presentation too) from your mobile. All you need is a Java enabled mobile with bluetooth and an application which turns your mobile into a remote control for your PC. Check out these apps below most of which are free.

blurc - Bluetooth Remote Control 
Control your Linux computer with a Mobile Device running J2ME and BT. blurc is splited in two parts: blurcc, the blurc client, running on the mobile device; blurcd, the blurc daemon running on the linux computer.

Linux Bluetooth Remote Control 
A small program allowing a Java 2 ME and bluetooth enabled device to control a linux computer. It consists of a client part on the device and a server part on the controlled computer.

J2MERC is a multimedia remote control software for your PC.  

Bluetooth Remote Control for Windows Mobile
With this software, you will be able to control remotely your desktop, mouse, and applications like Winamp, iTunes, the Windows Mixer, the Windows Media Player, PowerPoint, Media Player Classic, PowerDVD and the Vista's Media Center. You'll also be able to pause your favorite music software when the phone rings, then play it back when you hang up.

Remote control your desktop or laptop computer with any Java powered phone. Access and edit your files, start and stop applications, control your mouse, keyboard and another devices.

Control your computer from Mobile Phone over GPRS and Bluetooth. Server runs on your pc and client runs on your Mobile Phohe. 

It is an application for S60 Nokia smartphones written in Python (PyS6). It allows you to send keyboard events and mouse moving in your Linux desktop. You can control slides, movies, and any other application. Supported features include: mouse drag, double clicking, mouse left button, and some common keyboard keys (Enter, Esc, Space, F5, arrow key left/right, 'F', etc.). 

Remuco is a system to remotely control Linux music players with JavaME capable mobile devices via Bluetooth.

ToothMote is an application to control Linux computers using a BlueTooth enabled cell phone. This program provides a basis for communicating with a connected cell phone, and then uses a plugin architecture to easily expand the amount of functionality it provides.