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I've seen BT Controller but I think it only allows users to use their android as remote for other androids. I just want to use my phone as a bluetooth controller with up, down, left, right, L, R, start, select, A, B buttons for my computer. Is there an app that makes this a possibility?

Basically, there are generic bluetooth game controllers that can be bought on stores. I was wondering if I can make my Android phone act like such and be used on computers.

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nJoy is a very good app as well, it uses WiFi but you can just use your own hotspot if you're not using WiFi atm and turn off data if you don't want extra charges.

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I think nJoy is the thing I'm looking for! :) –  Propeller Jul 20 '12 at 6:41
    
Glad you like it... It's customizable per-game and it has some cool features including an extra 2 button setting for gaming. Enjoy! –  Chen Asraf Jul 20 '12 at 9:49

Did you try Aio Remote?

It supports controlling PC, another Android device. Supports Windows, Linux, Mac Supports WiFi, Bluetooth Supports custom remote design and share remotes with all users around the world.

What do you need more than that?

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What's your relationship with this software? Are you the developer? –  Dan Hulme Nov 15 '13 at 14:48

You can try Androg Controller.

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Could you please include some details on your recommendation? What makes it a good choice? –  Izzy Jul 31 '13 at 14:42

Yes you can with Wand Player, it is described as "a console right in your phone that lets you play games on any screen".

http://www.wanderplayer.com/

You can even email the developers with any questions you may have

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There are a bunch of apps available on the market. Some examples include...

  • BT Controller: "BT Controller allows you to use your android device as a gamepad controller for any other android device." (well, you already saw this)
  • Bluetooth Remote PC: "Bluetooth Remote PC is an app which allow you to remotely control your PC. Get access to the computer and use your favourite programs from distance. You can control mouse, keyboard, multimedia, presentation or power system commands."
  • PC Remote Controller (doesn't use Bluetooth, but rather WiFi)
  • BlueControl looks like exactly matching your request: "Blue Control is a basic universal Remote Control for Blue-Tooth enabled serial devices such as Blue Tooth modules connected to a micro-controller. For each button pressed the corresponding ASCII code for the label will be sent. For example pressing buttons A-H will send the charactes "a" - "h". The up, down, left, right, and center buttons will send "U","D","L","R", and "C" characters. Hopefully this will inspire people to create alot of fun Blue-Tooth Controlled devices."

A lot more Remote-Control apps can be found e.g. in this listing at AndroidPIT (Google translated) (original link). Though descriptions are in German, the general groupings and items should be recognizable ;)

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There are questions on Stackoverflow and Serverfault regarding the same topic but for regular linux. Some of them may apply, however they're not production ready and definitely need adjustment for Android.

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You haven't mentioned which types of games you need this for but there are several possible options:

Gmote 2.0, which is a client/server type system which would let you use your Android tablet to control your computer.

RemoteDroid, which is similar to Gmote, it also uses a client/server system.

GRemotePro may be the right choice for you as it is but you need to pay for the server software. It is specifically advertised as being for game control.

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