Manage your computer with a Wiimote via Wiimap, simplistic effective utility
Accessing applications, restarting the computer, opening a torrent app, etc, are actions usually performed by the user via mouse and/or keyboard, "built-in" computer components imprinted in one's mind and usage behavior.
Nevertheless, in our highly-diverse hardware "world" where hardware interactions are daily increased via constantly added new technologies, there are situations requiring non-specific computer maneuvering behaviors, such as using gaming-specific tools to manage applications, computer processes, etc.
The Wii Remote, also known as Wiimote, is a relatively widely known controller for Nintendo's Wii console, featuring motion-aware capabilities, ease of use, numerous buttons, etc.
Wiimap is a simplistic yet effective utility, useful to map Wiimote input to keyboards and mice, functionality that adds the ability to control the computer via Wiimap with a Wiimote, in scenarios like opening the Dash by pressing a button from the Wiimote, closing the music with another Wiimote button, etc.
Launching the app, presents the user a clean yet filled with relevant fields interface, categorizing the-about-to-be-mapped items in
A, B, Up, Plus, Minus, etc),
Infrared, basically, covering a full suite of controls.
In order to add a control map, click the toolbar's
Start Input Mapping button, action followed by step-by-step configuring the keys; in order to link the button
A with opening/closing the Dash, click
Wiimap 12.07 is available for free via Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu 12.04).
Wiimap has been created as part of Ubuntu App Showdown.