Phonejoy, a recent addition to the App Store, is a really useful application that owners of an MFi (Made for iPhone) controller – like Logitech’s PowerShell or MOGA’s Ace Power – will definitely appreciate. This is because the application provides iOS device users with a comprehensive list of iOS apps which are compatible with both iCade and, more significantly, MFi controllers, which is something Apple’s App Store has yet to do.
You can pick up the app free of charge, and it’s optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. After selecting their iOS controller type – iCade or MFi – users of the application can browse through a curated list of iOS apps compatible with their specific gamepad. Offering more than a mere list of MFi games, however, Phonejoy replicates the App Store app to an extent, and includes a “Featured” section along with categories for iOS app genres, as you can see below:
Plus, once you click on an app – such as LIMBO Game (as in the below image) – you can browse through release notes, reviews, and screenshots taken from the game in order to get an idea of whether you’d like to download the title or not.
The application, as its name suggests, is created by the folks behind the Phonejoy game controller – an iCade-compatible gamepad that got a lot of attention at CES 2013, before launching its own Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of an MFi controller. The first Phonejoy gamepads are expected to reach backers in April 2014, and the accessory sure looks promising.
If you already own an MFi controller and are looking for a list of compatible games, download Phonejoy. As mentioned, it’s available free of charge and is optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch.
For those of you who’ve yet to take the plunge and purchase an MFi gamepad, be sure to check our review of Logitech’s PowerShell: Review: Is Logitech’s PowerShell A Decent Starting Point For iOS Gamepads? (spoiler: the controller isn’t great).
If, on the other hand, you’re a jailbroken iOS device user in possession of a Sony DualShock gamepad, you’d be better off using the Controllers for All package to link your DualShock with your iOS device.
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