Shervin Pishevar of the Social Gaming Network demonstrated how to use the iPhone or iPod touch as “virtual Wii Remotes” at the iGames Summit. Using his new iFun software, Pishevar was demonstrating the iPhone as a virtual steering wheel when playing a PC car racing game. Good even for non-gamers.
SGN’s iFun uses the device’s accelerometer controls and touchscreen to drive computer or online games, forwarding control signals over local WiFi or the 3G mobile network.
Users login the Social Gaming Network using their Facebook account, and the system relays their swings, shakes and steering to games played on a computer. The system can handle inputs from multiple iPhone or iPod touch units at once, similar to the Bluetooth-connected Wii Remote controllers Nintendo developed for its Wii console.
[via Apple Insider]