Developer Brings StarCraft II Controller to iPhone

There are thousands of developers making applications for the App Store, and a lot of the stuff they produce is complete rubbish. Only a small fraction of the apps available are news worthy, and an even smaller portion is news worthy before they're even available. However, one unusual app has made headlines before it's even finished.

Developer Daniel Hellerman is currently developing an application that will allow iPhone and iPad owners to control StarCraft II with their smartphone or tablet. Dubbed the StarCraft II Gameboard, the application lets you remotely control your game and includes mini-map control, detailed unit statistics, and access to the game's important hotkeys and macros.

The application only works when synced to a program on your game's PC, and TUAW reports that this program is Windows only so Mac users won't be able to make use of it unless they're running Windows via Boot Camp. Hellerman says the app is due out in September, but there's a chance Blizzard will put a stop to it before then.

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  • Ch33ky
    Well the app itself
    is pretty
    neat. I just don't
    necessarily see any usefulness for
    ever wanting to use the app when you'll
    really need a mouse anyway, and your keyboard is right there too
    ?
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  • Cons29
    i dont think this will be useful. with the size of that screen? and since your pc is powered up already why use a phone?

    how ironic, an app for iphone but will only work on windows :)
    besides i dont think you'll be able to see any action.
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  • Ch33ky
    Well the app itself
    is pretty
    neat. I just don't
    necessarily see any usefulness for
    ever wanting to use the app when you'll
    really need a mouse anyway, and your keyboard is right there too
    ?
    21
  • drutort
    FAIL
    0
  • Anonymous
    if they can get latency similar if just slightly slower then a keyboard it'll be awesome, kind of like an interactive auxiliary display, micro-management on a whole new level....
    4