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HippoRemote Pro 3.4

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Hi folks! HippoRemote Pro 3.4 has been approved by Apple and is now available in the App Store. I intended to get this update out sooner, but during final testing a few new issues were reported. Though it would delay the update by a couple weeks, I felt the issues were important enough that they needed to be addressed promptly. Thank you all for your patience!

### IPHONE 5

The banner feature for this update is support for iPhone 5’s taller screen. Though it may not seem like a lot, that little extra bit of screen real estate really does make a difference. For example, the splitscreen trackpad + keyboard no longer feels cramped. And the fullscreen keyboard can finally show you what you’re typing even when you’ve switched to the arrow or function keys.

### IOS 6

With each new update to iOS, Apple adds new features, tweaks existing features, and removes some older features. This is the reality of progress. In order to do newer, better things, older things have to be discarded. This is true for apps too. HippoRemote Pro 3.4 now requires iOS 4.3 or newer. Dropping support for older versions of iOS, I could modernize key portions of HippoRemote, resulting in a smoother, more responsive and more performant experience.


The trackpad, in particular, received some significant improvements. First, the tracking of small finger movements has been greatly enhanced. Previously, small, slow finger movements could result in a jerky mouse pointer. This should be all but eliminated now.

Additionally, tap-to-click is now more responsive. There used to be a small delay between when you finished your tap and when the click would register on your computer. The update greatly reduces the delay, improving the fluidity of trackpad use.


A number of folks have requested an option to assign a connection a friendlier name than the IP address. This doesn’t apply to Mac users, because HippoRemote can detect the name of your Mac. But for folks controlling multiple PCs, a list of IP addresses is pretty impenetrable. HippoRemote Pro 3.4 finally lets you give each connection a nicer name. Looking back, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to add this option. Thanks to those of you who patiently outwaited by obtuseness.


Another popular request is support for using the app when your device is upside down. A number of you who email me have various dongles attached to your iPhones dock connectors or the headphone jacks. Rather than forcing you to keep flipping your devices around while switching apps, HippoRemote Pro will now work up the upside-down orientation. You will need to enable the Auto-Rotate setting in the app, though.


That covers the more notable changes in the app. If you enjoy using HippoRemote, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a five star review in iTunes. I’d love it even more if you would tell others about the app via Facebook, Twitter or the good old-fashioned way.

If you don’t like something, or just want to give me some suggestions, you can get in touch with me via email. My email address is on HippoRemote’s support page (http://hipporemote.com/support). Twitter (@HippoRemote) is also an option, but I find it’s pretty hard to talk about features in 140 characters or less.

Enjoy and happy HippoRemoting!



* Fixed connection errors when using a blank password.

* Fixed unresponsive macro button.

* Fixed bug that could cause Dropbox syncing to stall.

* Fixed bug in profile editor that prevented editing of a deleted button.

November 5th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

10 Responses to 'HippoRemote Pro 3.4'

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  1. hi guys!!
    i have a problem using remote control ( free version), i have Sony vaio laptop F series, and im trying to use hippo vnc but i does not connect at all. on my iPod screen the app shows the name of my laptop but i could not connect. at first i thought it is because of my firewall so i turned it off, but i had the same result. even i tried to make a few changes on my network and sharing center but i still have the same issue. to verify that the issue is not from my network or router i tried the app on my roommate laptop who is sharing the internet connection with me and it worked fine on his Asus laptop.

    i really don’t know what is the problem, if you can help me guys i would appreciate it.


    19 Nov 12 at 8:24 pm

  2. updated to 3.4 and I’m experiencing huge battery drain.

    Iphone 3gs, last IOS 5


    23 Nov 12 at 4:07 am

  3. I too am experiencing a huge battery drain the latest version on ios6, iphone 3gs. The phone gets very hot too which suggests something is pegging the CPU at 100%…

    Have also noticed it crashes a lot more often than under ios 5…

    Great app BTW. Please make an Android version!


    4 Dec 12 at 6:20 pm

  4. I love HippoRemote. But please create an ANDROID version. I switched from iphone to android, and this is the only app I am missing. Thank you.


    16 Feb 14 at 11:08 am

  5. Wondering if development has ceased?

    issue wishlist
    – dropbox sync hang
    – ios8 look and feel
    – more general coolness


    14 Nov 14 at 12:31 pm

  6. Hey, is there any issue with ios8 and iphone5? Whenever I try to modify a connection the app crashes… I’m using the lite version.


    28 Dec 14 at 4:50 am

  7. Is HippoRemote still being developed?


    26 Apr 15 at 3:56 pm

  8. I don’t think so, have not seen an update for sometime. It is a pity really,m it was such a good app. It really needs an update and a fresher look with nice icons and scaled for iPads. I would gladly pay for an improved version….hint hint developer.


    2 Jul 15 at 5:53 pm

  9. My wallpaper disappears every time I shut down the app and open it back up. Any thoughts?

    Carlos D

    30 Sep 15 at 5:14 pm

  10. This is my favourite remote app ever ! Please update it for 64 bits, your App is so important to me, it’s the only reason I did not update to iOS 11 yet on my phone. I’m a happy user and promoter of Hippo Remote and Hippo Remote Lite even with the small kinks it has. Please please please!


    15 Nov 17 at 7:48 am

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