iMo’s iPhone App Turns your iPhone into a Joystick for PC Video Games

iMo's iPhone app

A new startup, iMo has just demoed a cool iPhone application at TechCrunch50.

iMo’s iPhone app turns an iPhone or an iPod Touch into a joystick that works with existing PC video games, giving it Wii like capabilities.

iMo is a small new startup based out of India.  

iMo takes computer gaming to the next level by turning an iPhone/iPod Touch into a video game controller that works with existing PC video games, giving it Wii like capabilities. iMo is a really cool alternative to playing PC video games using the PC's boring keyboard/mouse. Hold the iPhone like a steering wheel and drive a race car or like a joystick to fly a fighter plane. You can use the touchpad to fire shots and wreak havoc across town by moving the iPhone – and a lot more. iMo leverages the iPhone/iPod Touch's built-in accelerometer and touch screen to not just mimic the standard game controllers such as the joystick but add a lot more control to take gaming action to the next level!

If you are wondering how it works, this is what co-founder of iMo, Himanshu
Baweja had to say:

It’s an iPhone application that you run and it sends the data over Wi-Fi to your PC. There is software that people install on their PC to accept the signals.

The iPhone app should be available on the App Store very soon for $0.99.

They also plan to develop applications for other mobile platforms such as Android and include support for gaming consoles as well, like Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360.

You should definitely checkout the presentation, it was quite impressive:

It could be a useful iPhone app if you want to use a joystick to play video games on your laptop while on the move (rather than carrying the controller) or for casual gamers who don’t want to use the keyboard to control the PC game.

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