OCTOBER 9, 2007 - NUREMBERG, GERMANY

IOSPIRIT GmbH is excited to announce the release of version 1.7 of Remote Buddy today. Remote Buddy gives its users full control over their Mac® via their remote control. With over 95 directly supported applications and system functions, real virtual mouse and keyboard, built-in presentation tools, extensive configuration abilities as well as broad hardware support (incl. Apple® Remote, iPhone™, iPod® Touch and Wii™ Remote), Remote Buddy is targeting a broad and diverse audience.

WHAT'S NEW IN V1.7

New in version 1.7 are a completely redesigned configuration interface as well as a strongly extended version of Remote Buddy's integrated AJAX Remote. The AJAX Remote allows the usage of iPhone™ and iPod® Touch as an interactive highend remote control with focus on mediacenters and presentations.

Using AJAX Remote, almost all aspects of iTunes® can now be conveniently controlled via the touchscreen. Albums, artists and particular songs can be tracked down (no pun intended) with the integrated live search or located via the built-in music library browser. From there, they can be played back directly or enqueued in the current playlist. Support for switching between speakers connected through AirPort Express® as well as changing the repeat and shuffle modes, volume and track position has also been added. Playback controls and the ability to change the rating of a song are also provided.

Presenters are supported by the AJAX Remote's Presenter Trackpad. With the touch of their finger, users switch between the live view of their displays, reposition the mousepointer or toggle the Mousespot functionality, that softly highlights the current position of the mouse pointer.

Also new is the the AJAX Remote's camera module, that provides users with a live view of their iSight® and also allows taking snapshots with it.

Another huge area of change in Version 1.7 is the completely redesigned configuration interface. It has experienced further simplification, grouping by tasks and a new Leopard-style look - the forthcoming Mac OS® X release that this version is now also compatible to.

A video showing the AJAX Remote in action as well as an extensive collection of screenshots are immediately available at Remote Buddy's product page at http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/.

A complete and detailed list of changes is available at http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/releasenotes/ .

  • About Remote Buddy

    Remote Buddy is a software, that takes the usability of remote controls beyond a handful of applications to a level where the entire system can be controled. Applications and system functions are directly supported by so called Behaviours. They are automatically selected depending on the current status of the system and map their functions to the buttons of the remote accordingly.

    A press on the menu button opens the Remote Buddy menu. The menu allows the manual selection of another behaviour as well as the virtual mouse and keyboard, browsing the filesystem, opening recently opened documents, adjusting volume and ratings, quitting and starting applications, the display of information on recorded programs, TV channels, cover art and the current mapping of the remote control's buttons. The menu structure is freely configurable and can be varied in an unlimited number of profiles, between which the user can choose depending on the current usage scenario and its special requirements.

    The mapping of the buttons is freely configurable on a global and per Behaviour basis. Using the included Behaviour Construction Kit, support for additional applications can usually be added in a couple of minutes and existing Behaviours be extended with self-defined actions. Special care has been taken in the design of the Behaviour Construction Kit, so it is easily usable, including for those without any programming knowledge. Developers, that want to integrate direct support for Remote Buddy into their applications, can download the free Remote Buddy SDK, which contains a number of Xcode example projects.

    You can find a compact overview with demo videos and many screenshots at the Remote Buddy website at: http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/ .

  • Availability

    The full version of Remote Buddy 1.7 is immediately available for Mac OS® X 10.4 ("Tiger") and higher as a Universal Binary for only 19.99 Euro (approximately 27.50 US dollars). The prices are final prices and already include 19% VAT for customers inside the EU. On the hardware side, a Mac® with keyboard or a remote control supported by Remote Buddy is mandatory. A list of supported hardware is available at http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/supportedremotecontrols/. Remote Buddy does not include any of the controlled applications. They have to be purchased and/or installed seperately. A trial version can be downloaded at http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/ . There are no functional limitations during the 30 day trial period. Remote Buddy is localized in English and German.

  • About IOSPIRIT GmbH

    The IOSPIRIT GmbH has been founded in 2004 by Felix Schwarz with the aim of developing high-quality software for the Mac® - low-priced, so everybody can enjoy it.

    A special focus during development lies on the latest technologies in MacOS® X, their innovative use, own innovations and industry novelties - far away from outworn paths.

    At the same time the IOSPIRIT GmbH is its own distributor. The platform used therefore is an internal development - tailored to the needs of the market - and therefore allows efficient and fast processing of incoming orders and queries.

    The IOSPIRIT GmbH is based in Nuremberg, Germany.

    For more information, please contact:

    IOSPIRIT GmbH, Felix Schwarz, CEO
    Phone: +49 911 3677423
    Email: felix.schwarz@iospirit-gmbh.de

    A presskit with screenshots and logos is available here:

    http://www.iospirit.com/presskit/

  • Legal notice

    IOSPIRIT GmbH and Remote Buddy are neither affiliated with nor endorsed or sponsored by Apple®, Nintendo®, Keyspan™, Sony®, Griffin or any other, previously named company.

    Apple, Aqua, Carbon, Cocoa, iBook, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iLife, PowerMac, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Velocity Engine, ColorSync, QuickTime, Keynote, Exposé, GarageBand, Xcode, Quartz, Power Mac, PowerBook, MacBook, Keychain, iCal, Cocoa, Carbon, Bonjour, AirPort, AirPort Extreme are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. eMac, Finder, iPhoto, iPhone, Safari, SuperDrive, Aperture, Cover Flow, Spotlight, Objective-C, AirPort Express, Apple TV, Tiger and Panther are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Wii™ is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd. Nintendo® is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America Inc. KEYSPAN is a trademark of InnoSys Inc. Joost is a trademark of Baaima N.V. PowerPC™ and the PowerPC logo™ are trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation. Adobe, Reader, the Adobe logo, Lightroom and Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Sony is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. All other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
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