LogMeIn Revamps Popular App for iPad and iPhone

Macworld Australia Staff
18 August, 2010
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Press Release

Sydney, Australia – 17th August 2010 – LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOGM), makers of one of the top grossing apps in Apple’s iTunes store, just unveiled a new update of LogMeIn Ignition for iPhone/iPad, the popular remote access app.  Among the new capabilities is a hybrid approach to controlling and interacting with remote computers via the iPad’s touch display.  Blending touch and point-and-click controls, it gives users the ability to naturally interact with Windows or Mac-based interfaces on the iPad.  The update also supports gesture-triggered swiping to more easily switch between multiple monitors, as well as new in-app search for quickly locating and connecting to a specific computer.  The LogMeIn Ignition update is now available from the Apple App Store.

Video demonstrations of the new navigation capabilities and in-app search are available on LogMeIn’s YouTube channel.

Additional details on the new capabilities:

  • Direct mode navigation – Blends touch and click navigation, allowing users to simply click the screen for easy navigation and interact with remote computers as if they were native multi-touch apps
  • Gesture-based monitoring switching – Allows left/right three-finger swiping to change monitor views.
  • In app searching – Helps users find specific computers within their computer list, to more easily and quickly connect to a remote computer

Pricing, availability and additional details

The LogMeIn Ignition for iPad and iPhone app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store for a one-time charge of $36.99, and the update is freely available to  existing Ignition owners.

About LogMeIn, Inc.

LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) makes it easy to control and access remote devices<https://secure.logmein.com/US/products/default.aspx> — desktops, laptops, point-of-sale systems, medical devices, smartphones and more — from any internet-connected computer, including an iPad™, iPhone® or in-dash computer of the Ford F-150 pick-up truck. Over 9.7 million active users have connected more than 100 million devices using LogMeIn for business productivity, personal mobility and IT support. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Australia, Hungary, the Netherlands, and the UK.

For more information, please visit http://www.logmein.com.

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