< Moccatroller
2010
07.17

Moccatroller

This is an application for remote controlling a PC using Bluetooth that a reader named Ben found.  It's similar to Mobile Control which I posted earlier. But Moccatroller is easier to get working.  Mobile Control requires you to find your PC's Bluetooth serial port and modify a configuration file before you can use it. Moccatroller worked with no setup at all for me.

Moccatroller comes preconfigured to control Windows Media Player and Powerpoint. You can set it up to control other programs using a menu driven interface.

There's also a mode that lets you view the PC's screen on your phone. I didn't find the screen view option very useful because it shows only a tiny portion of the screen at a time and scrolling around the screen is extremely slow.

Before you can use Moccatroller you need to install and run the Moccatroller PC application on your PC. Download it from the Moccatroller site, trent.gamblin.ca/Moccatroller/. There are versions for Windows, Linux and Apple OSX. There are also complete instructions on the site.

Moccatroller is also supposed to be able to work over the Internet. That didn't work for me in a quick test. I suspect that it was being blocked by my router's firewall but I didn't have time to investigate that.

Type: Open Source
Vendor: Trent Gamblin - Product Page
Data Connection Required: No
Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon Series with Java (i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)
File Size: 20 KB

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 2557

Download to your PC

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