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LogMeIn receptive to Windows Phone 7 development

As we mingle around Mobile World Congress, we're trying to get a feel from the software vendors on Windows Phone 7 and their future plans in offering their services. One company everyone knows is LogMeIn (opens in new tab), who make extremely popular (and useful) remote access apps for your PC, Mac and more recently smartphones.

LogMeIn Ignition (opens in new tab) is on the iOS and just launched on Android, but we were told that Windows Phone 7 is certainly fair game for their next iteration (like most companies, they need to focus their resources). Ignition runs on the device and allows you to remotely access and manipulate your PC/Mac from the phone, over 3G or WiFi--in fact it's one of the most popular apps on the iPad. Likewise LogMeIn Rescue is an app for the reverse: to backup, manage and manipulate your phone from your PC. The app worked flawlessly and quickly over Android and we're excited about something similar coming to Windows Phone.

While it would have been better to hear "in development" or "here's a demo", we'll take positive encouragement over a flat out "nope, no plans".

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • I hope MS didn't decide to give up on their own Remote Desktop.
  • FYI, you can use LogMeIn using the IE browser on WP7. Works great. Not saying an app might look better, but bottom line it's already possible to access your home/office computer from WP7.
  • Yeah, I have used LogMeIn Ignition — full disclosure and it works well.  But now  I have gone with RHUB`s remote support servers as I deal with very sensitive info. It is fortknox.