First of all, you will need to download the desktop client as well as the Android app to enable pairing between both devices. Once downloaded and installed, just run the app on both devices and allow them to connect. The desktop client has a pretty simple interface and provides you with a list of devices available for connection. Make sure that the Android device and PC are both connected to the same network, or the phone is connected to the PC via a USB cable. In both cases, the desktop client will automatically detect the phone when you run the app. Select it from the list and click Start to connect to the device.
The Adjust menu allows you to reorder and tweak axes for controlling the mouse and joystick. The Reorder Axes dialog box lets you configure the axes and buttons, while the Tweak Axes window lets you tinker with settings for the tilt sensor, rotation sensor and on-screen slider sensitivity.
The interface of the Android app is divided into 3 sections: Joystick, Mouse and Slideshow. Each section provides a different functionality to the user. Under the Joystick tab, there are eight joystick layouts available, each one listed with its description. They are different from each other in terms of the number of buttons and sliders available for use. For instance, the Joystick Layout 8 consists of eight buttons and five sliders.
The Settings menu lets you enter a custom device name, reverse the X and Y axes, change screen brightness and layout settings, and specify the port number and update interval for the connection.
DroidPad’s Windows app works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, while the Android app requires Android 2.1 Eclair or higher.