Video: developer demonstrates app running on iPad with mouse support (and publishes the framework)

Video: developer demonstrates app running on iPad with mouse support (and publishes the framework)

When Apple launched the iPhone and, later, the iPad, it might as well have put in both "compact / lean" versions of OS X macOS itself. Instead, the company chose to create an iPhone OS iOS operating system from scratch, entirely designed for touchscreens.

Although many today understand perfectly why she followed this path (which is the opposite of Microsoft, for example), there are still those who dream of macOS on the iPad or, at least, the possibility of connecting a mouse via Bluetooth on the tablet.

Behold the developer Louis D’hauwe (@LouisDhauwe) today published a video demonstrating exactly that in practice, as a kind of “proof of concept”. He even published the entire framework, entitled PointerKit, on GitHub for those who want to play with it and, apparently, its implementation in very, very simple apps.

There are only two great porn in all of this: the first and most obvious is that for the thing to work, private APIs of the system are used. That is, no one would get Apple's approval to launch something on the App Store with support for framework. Second, he uses a Mac as an intermediary to "interpret" the movement of the mouse and then send commands to the iPad via Wi-Fi / Bluetooth.

Still, it remains as a curiosity. 😉

via @viticci