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Apps that use both iPad and iPhone/iPod: What do you call this feature?

02-16-2011, 02:37 PM
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iPad=console and iPhone/iPod=controller: What do you call this feature?

Some games like Scrabble, Pad Racer, SNAKE, Plane and more feature game play where you use the iPad as a console and the iPhone/iPod Touch as a controller. I'm looking for a short phrase to describe this capability. What do you call this feature of an app? Is there an official name?

I read a post somewhere where it was called "Table Mode". I have privately called it "Console Play".

Any other ideas?

Last edited by blindspot; 02-17-2011 at 12:57 PM.
02-16-2011, 02:45 PM
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don't think theres an official name for it. i just refer to such apps as "playable on iPad using iPhone as a controller"

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02-16-2011, 03:04 PM
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"iDevice controller enabled game", lol I really have no idea. I actually just played Chopper 2 on the iPad using the iPhone as a controller and it works really well/responsive (both bluetooth and wifi).

Any more games that uses the iPhone/iPod as a controller? (Sorry, hijacking the thread here)
02-16-2011, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by chris1a View Post
"iDevice controller enabled game", lol I really have no idea. I actually just played Chopper 2 on the iPad using the iPhone as a controller and it works really well/responsive (both bluetooth and wifi).

Any more games that uses the iPhone/iPod as a controller? (Sorry, hijacking the thread here)
Red Nova uses it, and The incident, even lets you see falling stuff on you iphne, while you can connect your ipad to your tv and see the game pic there.

- no idea what the function is called either.
02-16-2011, 04:13 PM
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Thanks!


Any idea wich cable gives the highest resolution and/or best picture, VGA cable or or the component cable (when connected to a hdtv)?
02-16-2011, 04:20 PM
#6
The function is called "universal."
As in, "This awesome app is universal."

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02-16-2011, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by chris1a View Post
Thanks!


Any idea wich cable gives the highest resolution and/or best picture, VGA cable or or the component cable (when connected to a hdtv)?
I got the VGA cable, to be honest I cant remember why I chose that, but the picture is excellent on my LED 40"

Other apps with vga out while we are at it: Max and Hungry shark HD.
02-16-2011, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by iPodTouchGamer View Post
The function is called "universal."
As in, "This awesome app is universal."
No. He isn't asking for the name when the app is compatible with both formats, but for the name if one iDevice is used to control the app on the other.

Hmm OP how about using the term "controller mode"?

Last edited by Leegames; 02-16-2011 at 04:28 PM. Reason: Controller mode
02-16-2011, 05:31 PM
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I got the VGA cable, to be honest I cant remember why I chose that, but the picture is excellent on my LED 40"
Thanks, probably go with that one too. I think the the guy that made Chopper said VGA gave higher resolution (for some reason). But you do need an VGA extender cable with the Apple VGA cable right?
02-16-2011, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by chris1a View Post
Thanks, probably go with that one too. I think the the guy that made Chopper said VGA gave higher resolution (for some reason). But you do need an VGA extender cable with the Apple VGA cable right?
Yes, the Apple VGA dock connector "kit" is very short, you need an actual VGA cable to connect it to something.

Also, component cables can only do 480p, whereas VGA supports all resolutions. The iPad can output 1024x768, as well as 720p (depending on how the app configures the usage of this output I believe).