Hey iPad, iPod, and iPhone owners, I’ve got some news for you! You can play Pogo on your iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch. No, this isn’t the Pogo Games for iPhone app that came out last year, this is full Pogo.com and Club Pogo browsing, ranking up and earning badges, using a program called Splashtop Remote Desktop. Splashtop connects to your PC or Mac and allows you to control it via your iOS device. Pretty much everything that you can do with your PC or Mac, you can do with Splashtop…including Pogo.
Look, I’m playing Lottso! on my iPad!
You’ll also need to install the Splashtop Streamer on your PC or Mac on the same network as your iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad. Once you’ve got both the app and the streamer installed, you should be set. You can refer to the Splashtop Remote web site for technical support in getting started.
Once you’re connected to your desktop and controlling it via your iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch, the controls will take a little getting used to, especially the double-finger drag to scroll in a window.
Luckily, most games require only a tap. If you need the keyboard, there’s an icon in the lower right corner that will bring up the iOS keyboard plus a few extra controls.
All Pogo games, whether they’re Flash or Java, work just fine using Splashtop Remote Desktop. Some games are easier to control with a touchscreen than others. BonBon shared that she actually got better scores in Pogo Bowl from her iPad than she did with her PC! Special thanks to her for sharing this app with us!
Please share your tips for playing Pogo games with the Splashtop Remote Desktop app in a comment below.
I personally cannot provide good tech support for this app, due to my limited knowledge of computer networks. All tech support questions should be directed to Splashtop, but if you have a question feel free to ask it here. Hopefully someone out there will know the answer! Thanks!