Related link: http://veta.irowan.com/
Now that I have a Nokia 3650 phone, I get to explore all of the fun toys and software that use Bluetooth.
My latest fun has been Veta Universal, which hooks up with my PowerBook through Romeo. With it I can control various applications and features, such as starting the DVD Player, adjusting the volumes, controlling iTunes, flipping slides in Keynote or PowerPoint (expect to see that at a conference soon), and many other things. All of this and more for $8.
Installation was not as straightfoward as it could have been, and the documentation and web site have some room for improvement, but some of that is my unfamiliarity with how the phone does things. This is the first application I have installed on my phone.
It is pretty simple: transfer the Veta file to the phone with Bluetooth File Exchange. For some reason I keep getting a warning that says the phone does not know what to do with the file type, but I ignore that. The file shows up in my incoming messages, and when I open it the phone puts it in the right place with a little prompting (and I just do what it tells me).
This is where I was a bit confused. I started Romeo on my laptop, but it could not find the phone, although I could tell it was attempting a Bluetooth connection. I have to start the Veta application before Romeo can connect to the phone.
If you have not paired your phone with your computer already, you have a few other steps to get this to work.
Romeo has a couple of settings to handle the phone going out of range and coming into range, and it can automatically reconnect(or not). I can even set my open AppleScript commands to run for these events.
I have not had a lot of time to play with Veta yet, but I was hooked in the first few minutes. Now I just have to figure out how to write my own Romeo plug-ins.
Do you use Veta?