LogMeIn revamps app for iPad and iPhone

LogMeIn, maker of one of the top grossing apps in Apple’s iTunes store, has unveiled a new update of LogMeIn Ignition for iPhone and iPad, the 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.

“Our large user base continues to send us great feedback on how they’re using LogMeIn Ignition and the iPad to remain connected and productive while on the go,” said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn’s vice president, access and management. “The usability enhancements in this update come as a direct result of this feedback.”

“The iPad introduced a wealth of mobility benefits, but for our business, it was Ignition that proved to be the catalyst for making the tablet a truly disruptive technology,” said Kyle Restoule, vice president of Technosis, a LogMeIn customer. “We’re already using the combination of iPad and Ignition to replace laptops as our primary road warrior weapon. Combine the full power of a desktop workstation with the simplicity of Ignition and instant-boot power of the iPad, and you’re bringing your office anywhere you can get a mobile signal.”