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HippoRemote Pro 2.1: Gestures, Gestures, Gestures

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HippoRemote Pro 2.1 is now available in the App Store! We’ve fixed some bugs and made some performance improvements, but the big new feature in this release is the GesturePad Plugin!

The GesturePad Plugin offers the same flicking & swiping control as the Boxee Plugin except that it can be configured to work with apps other than Boxee! The first GesturePad-enabled profile we are releasing is for Hulu Desktop. You can download it directly to Hippo Pro by tapping on the “+” button in the profiles screen. We’ll be releasing more over time as it takes quite a bit of tweaking to get these gesture-enabled profiles just right. Also, not every app is suited to gesture-based control. Some programs just work better with buttons.

In the meantime, let us know what you think! We’d love to have some feedback.

March 17th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

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  1. I love the new guesture pad. There has been something similar in the boxee profile. I really like using that to navigate but I use xbmc. Any idea when the xbmc profile will be updated with it?


    18 Mar 10 at 3:46 pm

  2. Is it safe to assume that you will be bringing HippoRemote to the iPad?

    One thing I really miss about the FingerWorks iGesture pads is that they were completely programmable. Every gesture could be programmed with any function supported by the tablet. Users weren’t locked into what the developer thought was the best function for any given gesture, although most of the gestures had good default assignments. For instance, I liked one-finger gestures being text cursor control rather than mouse control, which was two fingers. I wasn’t thrilled that Apple changed everything around when they needed to address the smaller surface of the iPhone.


    19 Mar 10 at 9:59 pm

  3. Looking forward to using gestures in Windows Media Center.


    1 Apr 10 at 2:32 am

  4. Seconds on the iPad. I see lots of possibilities there. Could have a mouse and keyboard at the same time. Could divide the screen into four or six iPhone sized sections, so you could have your Plex controls, your twitter feed, etc, etc open at the same time. I would like the option of using it either way — not just a big remote, but lots of controls. I’d be in Plex heaven. Thanks!


    14 Apr 10 at 11:17 am

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