|iOS 7 adds support for game controllers. Although the tilt controls are fine, I think a hardware game controller with analog sticks would be a perfect match for flight simulation apps. So I plan to add game controller support in the next version of F-Sim Space Shuttle and all future apps. Now I just need to get my hands on an actual game controller to start testing.|
The first company teasing an iOS controller is CalmCase. Take a look at their GameCase:
Looks promising. Logitech is also working on one, and I’m sure there will be more.
Of course these controllers are optional. F-Sim Space Shuttle and all my future apps will continue to work without a game controller. But I guess this will be a welcome alternative input method, especially for those of you who currently use the on-screen d-pads.