CrackBerry Live: AIO Remote promises ability to control Android devices from BlackBerry 10

Soon you'll be able to do a lot more than just control your PC from your BlackBerry 10 device. 

By Simon Sage on 16 May 2013 01:08 am EDT
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Here at BlackBerry Live 2013 we met up with Hisham Hassan Bakr, an Egyptian developer in charge of a PC control app called AIO Remote. For some time, All In One Remote has been offering the ability to seamlessly control your PC, Linux, or Mac computer over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, complete with native BlackBerry 10 keyboard, presenter slide control, media control, mouse movement, and file system access.

One of my favorite features was the ability to custom program your own virtual buttons which would activate set keystrokes on the computer. Hisham then revealed his intentions to expand functionality to be able to remotely control Android from the app, or to control BlackBerry the other way around. This could be very useful for users that regularly plug their secondary devices into the big screen but still need the ability to access it. As Hisham put it, "this is the first of its kind, to control the world." To be fair, he didn't have anything show on this front just yet, but considering how well the original app works, I'm eager to see Android remote control once it's available. 

Personally, I've always stuck to Luko Remote for these kinds of capabilities, but it's great to see someone else having their hand at it, and more importantly, trying to do something different. Find a download link below to this award-winning app, and be sure to check out CrackBerry Live on Thursday for more outstanding interviews and demos.

More information / download AIO Remote for BlackBerry

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CrackBerry Live: AIO Remote promises ability to control Android devices from BlackBerry 10

51 Comments

Odd, says not available for my device and doesn't come up when I search for it either.

Posted via CB10

The link they provided showed its .99 and only available for tablet 2.0. However, there is a free version of the app that i found minutes later..

It is free, you went to playbook version. just search for AIO Remote on BlackBerry world from your BlackBerry 10 device. It is available worldwide for Z10 and Q10

Good content!

But yo CrackBerry, what is with the video picture quality? These BB LIVE features or Jame's videos need some post processing at least.

But probably could use some more gear tweaking from the start. Sharpness and exposure is off.
Color correction and levels in post processing at least etc :( compression and aliasing is apparent too in HD.

Nice to have Arabs here

Been missing my golden days in university where my true ability was utilised back there

Posted via my amazing Z10 running 10.1.0.1720

This guy has a lot of potential, it's clear that he loves what he is doing and put some serious quality effort into his developing work. I use the app and the major difference between it and others is the speed of the commands and also he wants to bring us a "bridge " functionalities but even better ! Sounds like a lot of pb users are about to get this app ;)

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Thanks for your kind words. I am trying to do my best to apply every single tip and trick to make user happier. will be very happy if you sent me your suggestions anytime @aioremote @hishambakr

What a great story. First class developer in Egypt and Blackberry reach out him. Class act and bright guy. Hope this works out well, very inspiring.

Thank you very much for your kind words. I wanted to send a message that Arab developers can do a lot if they have support. I will return back to my country to spread the motivation among them. I will be happy when we see more arab developers next year

Really great app, been using it for a few weeks, very happy with it.
Just bought the pro version, its guys like this that make the BB10 platform great.

Thank you very much for kind words. I have a lot of passion and self motivation. If I can change the world, I will :)

It it would be great if we could remotely control our PlayBook from our BlackBerry 10 device, access files, emails and so on. Control sound volume of the PlayBook from the BB10!

We could call it BlackBerry Bridge.

I so miss this bridge...

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Future versions will have some of the features you listed but other features are hard to implement as they depend on some APIs not exposed to developers

Thank you very much for writing about my app. But please update app URL because you are referring to Play book version.

It would be better to point them to my website www.aioremote.net to get correct URL

Mr. Bakr thank you for the great app you have created. I haven't used it but from the sounds of it it feels awesome!!!

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Remote desktop, something I miss allot. Can't wait to get that with my Q10 and then I'll be able to view my desktop pc from my blackberry. I never turn it off except when the power flickers (warning sign), so it'll be quite handy to remotely upload videos. :D