Have been using for a while, love it. Love using DroidPad, I use it not only for games but as a replacement mouse as well. The newest update broke USB support, though, and I can't play over WiFi right now.
Pretty cool, but I like it, the emulation of a gamepad in pc, in particular. It is easy to use and it is a nice touch to be able to create your own layouts. But there are two things i'd love to be changed: First, the decision of whether using a slider as the X and Y axis instead of the phone tilting only. And second, there seems to be a limitation in the number of buttons of the emulated gamepad ( 12 plus axis). If you could correct the first issue, it would be a kickasss app!
Good, but falls too short to be of any real use. Good: Unlike most apps that simply emulate keystrokes Droidpad actually creates a virtual gamepad on your desktop, analog thumbsticks and all. Bad: Axes 1 and 2 are bound to the accelerometer. Good: You can remap the axes. Bad: Remapping the axes to properly emulate a game controller breaks them, rendering only three of them operable. Others will not function correctly until returned to their normal bindings, preventing you from playing any games when you cannot remap controller input. (Almost every game.)
Works great, but has a few hitches... Droidpad is definitely among the apps I've been looking for as some of the games I play on the PC works much better with a customized layout. It's not perfect though, as the PC software half of the app does crash from time to time, which means you're in trouble if it happens right in the middle of a game. My biggest gripe, though, concerns the borders for each button. Since I'm looking at the screen and not at the phone, when I end up pressing the border of the button instead of the middle, then it won't register. If I'm playing a fast-paced game should that happen, then I'm screwed. If there was an option to just make the borders register taps as well, everything would pretty much be perfect.
issue for connect i downloaded the droid pad 2.1 to my computer. and i downloaded the app to my phone(samsung android) but i can't connect them to use as a mouse for my laptop. my phone never shows up in the list when it says "scanning for devices". i dont have wifi so need to use the usb mode. but on my pc client. it doesnt show any option for me to do so. what do i do to be able to connect via usb? pls reply.
Perfect yet not This is a great app. I've found it easy to connect each device. BUT there are things that should be improved. First, the layout editor should be built in the app ( But I would say that is just a little inconvenience) . It also should have a better and more user-friendly interface. For example, it is not clear to me to map buttons to commands. The app should also minimize to the tray. So far, I cannot play any games, since I do not know how to map. Beside all of that, this app does what it tells and delivers. I do hope that the developers respond.
Please visit https://launchpad.net/droidpad-pc to download the computer software.
Version 2.0 is out!
This version includes many new features, including custom joysticks, more mouse modes and better computer support.