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Ratings and Reviews
Great, but a little janky right now
This is by far the best streaming PC experience I've ever had, and this is in comparison to even streaming a computer through various remote desktop software on a 1 gigabit internet line (here in Chattanooga). However, not having native Windows touchscreen gestures and automatic keyboard input of a physical keyboard on an iPad (iPad Pro 11 specifically) makes this fairly cumbersome to use as a productivity computer, and that's a little disappointing considering HOW GOOD the streaming is using Shadow on my internet line, and the fact that I'm not planning to use Shadow primarily as a gaming PC (with a controller) but as a powerful productivity computer.
If this app had input similar to TeamViewer's experience, then this app would basically be perfect and I would not have any major complaints.
Also, there are bugs currently with custom resolutions here on iOS. When setting the resolution 2388x1668 (to properly fit the entire display of my iPad Pro 11), there were considerable scaling/cropping issues that made it so that either: my input was offset by more than 100 pixels in a direction with some weird scaling or cropping issue, or that my entire screen was black (even when exiting and reentering the app or reconnecting) and the computer would not respond to shutdowns. It was a fumble to get working but I was eventually able to do it.
Controller games are good, but mouse and kB games a janky
When I first got this app, I loaded up GTAV and played with my MFi compatible controller for about an hour solid, while at my desk, on my iPad. I didn’t even feel latency or notice a difference from my desktop experience. However, when I tried to play a game that required cursor input, things got a little hard. When trying to play WoW, mouse moving the camera is not an option. Also the keyboard controls don’t work unless you have the show keyboard option selected with the Smart Keyboard. Next, I tried PoE. I found that I could move around but I wasn’t able to press any key bound attacks (QWERT) to actually attack. If this could work, I would def play sitting on my couch with my iPad. The inputs to move didn’t seem to have very much latency at all, definitely playable. Lastly, I did load up Cities Skylines and played that for a little bit. It works, albeit very awkwardly. To move you have to push your finger to the edge of the screen and drag back and forth. Also to do any other camera controls, you need click every thing, the Smart KB didn’t seem to have any response when trying to use the buttons.
If the kinks with the Smart Keyboard were worked out, this would be a viable experience for mouse and KB input games on iPad. Currently, the only experience you can really have is one with a controller, which sadly is not a lot of the games I play.
Developer Response ,
Hi Sflores91, thank you very much for your review!
You raised really good points, we know that the user experience using Shadow on a mobile device is not as good as we want it to be.
Apple announced a few days ago compatibility between some of their devices and the Xbox one x PS4 controller. I hope this will make your game sessions easier using your set-up.
In the meantime we will be working on finding great solutions for mouse and keyboard games.
Thanks for supporting us!
Can’t wait for the next version
Shadow team, phenomenal job on this initial release!
Seeing as how shadow is a front-end for a desktop-centric experience (and gaming) it’s important to have the right ‘mechanics’ for movement within the desktop and games. Please take a look at Remotix or Jump desktop (also found within the App Store) and the cursor mechanics along with keyboard mechanics these apps utilize as they have a Remote Desktop and gaming experience that caters toward smartphone and tablet power users. They also have support for an amazing Bluetooth mouse (yes indeed!!) called the swiftpoint GT which is just phenomenal. You can literally use those apps + swiftpoint to have a complete mobile desktop in your pocket. We want the same for Shadow please because Shadow is so much more than just another Remote Desktop client. It’s a triple-A game streamer that NEEDS proper cursor and keyboard mechanics.
- 50 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.