Coco controller allows iPhone games to be played using physical buttons. They are certainly not the first: we wrote earlier about the iControlpad among others, the Icade Mobile and the Drone, all those old-fashioned game accessories promise to add buttons to your iPhone. Coco The controller takes the only slightly differently, by joining via the audio port of your iPhone. The controller therefore has no separate power supply. The team behind the controller will also provide a central app where all games are supported, and motivate developers to Apple TV support in integrating games.
iPhone games that Coco controller can receive through the sound port communicating with the gamepad. Late last year played a controller 60beat even with the audio jack, but this was a separate controller. You slide the iPhone in the Coco Controller, so that a handheld game device such as Playstation Vita. Coco the controller has in addition to the usual buttons is also an analog stick, which makes it possible, for example, first person shooter to play.
The iControlpad could via a special protocol support Icade play games, because both accessories a Bluetooth connection. Because Coco Controller otherwise communicates with your iPhone, developers should be (re) add support for games. At the time, a number of games they support, including Air Mail and Warm Gun. The use of the audio port ensures that you can not connect headphones to your iPhone while playing, but for this reason there is a separate audio port on the controller.
The creators of the controller Coco playing at the moment with ideas for their gamepad. Through a game via AirPlay Mirroring on a TV with Apple TV show, you would use iPhone as a gaming console. AirPlay developers integrate into their game, it would be possible, for example, additional information on the iPhone game to show on TV while you play.
Although controllers such as the Mobile Icade already a significant number of games support, it is difficult for all these games in the App Store to find. Ion has a website where they stand, but you have to look up. The team behind the Coco controller working on a special iPhone app that all games with controller support shows. This ensures that you are on the iPhone to have a central place to find playable games.
To Coco controller from the ground to get the makers raise money on Kickstarter. A minimum of $ 57 (including shipping) to donate, you get a controller as the project a success. The project must use its minimum target of raising $175,000 in the next 29 days and so far the team receive reached $8,000 as of now. Whether this will succeed, is not yet clear: the project has currently almost $10,000 in pocket, but also has a month to go.