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I'm not sure if this is possible, but knowing that is possible to use the device as mouse I think this should also be possible: Somehow connect the phone with a PC, then in the place you touch from the phone, in the computer should appear a red dot (or something).

Is there any app for this?? Is it possible?

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You want to use it as an input tablet, essentially, and the red dot is just representing the cursor? –  Matthew Read Dec 12 '11 at 21:15
    
@MatthewRead yes, thats right! –  Diego Dec 12 '11 at 21:21

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It is totally possible, and there are a lot of remote touchmouse apps available on the Android market. Just search remote mouse, touch mouse, etc. That being said, I think that will be even nicer is to have an app that uses the orientation of the device as the cursor position, i.e. it works like a real laser pointer. (That i have not seen yet and I am coding one.)

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will give u an update when i finish the app. (btw, r u using iOS, Linux or windows?) –  Falcon Jan 12 '12 at 17:12

One solution would be to use a program such as TeamViewer and set the computer's cursor to a red dot, or just use the regular cursor. Teamviewer has a program that runs on the computer, and an app that allows you to control the computer from your phone. I think it would work quite well for what you have in mind.

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Is TeamViewer lightweight? I thought about suggesting RDP or VNC but they're way too heavy for such a simple task. –  Matthew Read Dec 13 '11 at 0:48
    
@MatthewRead Which end of it? The Android end of it does some stuff to the feedback to make it display cleaner on the device's screen. I don't know how lightweight the computer end is. I've never been around my computer while I was controlling it. I've never noticed any lag from it, though. –  SaintWacko Dec 13 '11 at 0:55
    
Lag and precision are probably the most important indicators. Can't speak for the OP but I'd be OK with a processor intensive app that didn't have a lot of network overhead and thus didn't lag. –  Matthew Read Dec 13 '11 at 1:08
    
@MatthewRead There is a bit of lag, I've noticed, but that could just be because my bandwidth at home is abysmal. –  SaintWacko Dec 13 '11 at 1:11
    
Its a good workaround but I'd really prefer some simpler and lightweight app. –  Diego Dec 13 '11 at 12:31

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