The thing I love about S60 devices is that they allow us to do so much more than the usual ‘features’ the phone ships with. I have been out of town for while now and have had quite a bit of fun bugging people and amazing them all with my N95 and three applications. I am sure most of you are aware of two of the three I am going to talk about in this post.
Everybody’s favourite application the irRemote is finally available now for S60 v3 infrared equipped phones.
irRemote turns your phone into a universal remote control and allows us to operate audio and video equipment using one device – Symbian operated smartphone with infrared port.
It’s simple and intuitive. Just select the device from the list and control it using your phone’s keypad. The database of supported devices is stored online and you can download new codes directly from the irRemote. You can extend the list of supported devices by uploading codes for them through an online wizard.
This application is great fun to play with, however when it comes to practical feasibility it takes a backseat as the phone has poor ir range. Still i’ve had great fun in malls, shops etc playing around with people’s TV’s, music systems etc on my old 6600. Will get this application, if nothing else, for old time’s sake!