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Perhaps this request could be an additional aspect of the Grinder in the future, or a separate app . . .

Anyway, I personally would find it nice to be able to send commands to a handset in "real time" from a computer.

This is more of a request for QA engineers than developers, though talking with the developers I work with they as well say they'd find it useful.

ie: handset is hooked up to computer through usb/serial, the developer then runs an app on their computer that allows for real time control of the attached device, the developer can then do such things as use the keypad on his/her computer and it corresponds to using the keypad on the handset. Thus one would be using their computer keyboard and watching the handset's screen.

I know one can set up commands/scripts through the Grinder which would then be sent to the handset. However much testing through a handset application is unpractical to create scripts for, and spending hours upon hours testing an application on a handset, well, it's a matter of physical comfort and endurance. Especially on the smaller phones one's fingers and hands gbegin to ache in a relatively short time, and unlike users who buy/play these games it's not their job to keep at it with minimal breaks.

I'm well aware that I can simply use the simulator, however nothing beats the quality of testing on the real thing.

If such a program were to be implemented, please allow the key controls to be re-defined by the user, as we all most likely have different preferences as to what on a comp keyboard should correspond to what's on a handset.

- Just an idear

- Carnifex

you can already do that, all you need to do is modify the perl scripts that control grinders to accept keypresses and send them to the handsets.
i'm assuming you mean a remote keypad using the pc's keyboard instead of the handsets

you can already do that, all you need to do is modify the perl scripts that control grinders to accept keypresses and send them to the handsets.
i'm assuming you mean a remote keypad using the pc's keyboard instead of the handsets