Joaquim Rocha
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BluePad’s mouse domination!

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    Joaquim Rocha
  • Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft

BluePad logo BluePad v0.3 beta is about to be released.

This new version will be able to control mouse support! Me and Valério developed the mouse control module in the Codebits event and we did it in 24 hours (believe me, it wasn’t easy).

The mouse control will be able in 8 directions – up, down, left, right and the diagonals – and it was made in a way so you can press a direction and it will move the mouse cursor starting at a low speed to a higher one until you release the cellphone pressed key. This way you can control the mouse with detail but don’t die waiting for the cursor to get to another part of the screen.

It also simulates (of course) the left and right button. Just to finish, everytime you press a mouse direction or button key, you can view a nice Tango mouse icon highlighting the button you pressed or displaying an arrow indicating the direction you pressed.

The mouse control feature greatly extends BluePad’s control skills. This time you won’t even have to bother getting your ass of the sofa to turn off your computer.

Stay tunned, we won’t take longer to release it!