One sign Windows Phone is gaining traction is support for niche applications.
It is therefore good to hear Roccat announce upcoming Windows Phone support for their Roccat Power Grid, an upcoming app that turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a companion for your gaming PC.
The app pulls messages from Facebook, Twitter, Skype, TeamSpeak and others into a unified chat client, helps you monitor your hardware in real time, has independently controls audio settings for different applications, and even lets you build (and share) custom touchscreen icons for macros as well. Communication with the PC is via WIFI, but Roccat is working on letting you monitor and control your PC over a cellular connection, if it can figure out the security issues.
The app will work without a dedicated cradle, which runs to $79, with Roccat still making money by selling additional macros for $0.99 cents each.
The app will be free at launch, with an iOS version first, and Android version by August and a Windows Phone version by the end of the year.
Read more at Roccat here.
Via the Verge.com, thanks Frederick for the tip.