Jeffrey Sharkey, the Android developer behind Compare Everywhere, has put another notch in his Robot Belt… and this is a HUGE one. Sharkey has created an Android Application that works as a Remote Control for your iTunes. That’s right… you can use your T-Mobile G1 and future Android Phones as a remote control for iTunes on your PC or Mac!
Sharkey reversed engineered the technology on the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows for this and re-programmed it to work with Android. All you have to do is download the application, virtually NOTHING else is needed. And even better, in the open source spirit of Android, Sharkey has made the application FREE to download and supplied the FULL SOURCE CODE!
Take a look at the application in action on an emulator:
Congratulations, Jeffrey… this is an AMAZING application for Android and will surely be one of the most popular. This very application release serves as a great testament to what Android stands for and what consumers and tech enthusiasts can look forward to.
To give you a frame of reference, when the Application was launched for the iPhone it was one of the first that Gizmodo reviewed and they had this to say:
- There’s only one word to describe it: perfectomfgthisissocool
- Verdict: download it now.
Its getting harder and harder NOT to jump on the Android bandwagon. As Android progresses, so will the applications. Your phone might age, but the possibilities will always be increasing with an eternally expanding library of applications.
Android iTunes Remote Control is what Android is all about. Thank you and Congratulations to Jeffrey Sharkey and all the other developers out there who are making Android what it is!