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LogMeIn Ignition launches, just another expensive remote desktop app?

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wuyanks, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. wuyanks
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    LogMeIn, the famous remote desktop software company, has finally released its Android app, dubbed Ignition. Ignition has been in beta for quite some time, and after being tested by thousands of users, it seems to have been deemed ready for its Market debut. Now we already know that the Android Market has available a ton of remote desktop apps already, including PhoneMyPC, Remote Desktop, Remote RDP, among others. And Ignition comes with a hefty price tag of $29.99. So why choose this one over those less-expensive alternatives?

    Well, here is the list of features (to me, the features seem rather basic):

    • Access and directly control remote PCs and/or Macs utilizing LogMeIn Free or LogMeIn Pro2
    • Connect from Android devices running the Android OS v1.5 and greater
    • Login with one-touch using locally encrypted, and stored account and password information
    • Navigate a computer – and move the mouse — using Android touch gestures, including pinch and pan zoom navigation
    • Access full onscreen keyboard and use Mac or PC key combinations and shortcuts
    • Switch between remote monitors for viewing expanded desktops

    Aside from a lackluster set of features, Ignition does bring along a very reputable brand name in LogMeIn, and the app provides a refreshingly clean UI. Take a look at the screenshot below:

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    LogMeIn Ignition is available via the Android Market, initially in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Ignition will require devices running the Android 1.5 and greater. Check out the official LogMeIn Ignition for Android video below:



    So, has anybody had a chance to use the LogMeIn beta or this official release yet? What are your thoughts on it? Let us know.

    via Phandroid

    Check out the full Press Release, which won't be official until July 19th:
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    Teamviewer which is free are developing their app for android... theya lready have it for iOS and its free..... cant wait for that for android as I think Teamviewer is better then LogMeIn

    had a bad experience with them
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    HELL YA! This was one of the apps that was holding me to the iPhone. I decided to get the Droid-X tomorrow at a loss of LogMeIn Ignition. This is great news. I haven't heard of Teamviewer as mentioned above, but I love LogMeIn. Been using it for several years and have a few dozen machines attached to my account.
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    I wonder how it'll step up to PhoneMyPC...
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    I've been a LogMeIn user for years and always had good experiences with them... on the desktop obviously, then the iPhone, and now the beta on Android. I've never used PhoneMyPC, so I can't compare, but I've always liked LogMeIn.
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    Great!

    I was just about to start a thread asking for alternative apps to PhoneMyPC as my kids found out about it now they keep uninstalling it from the PC. Now I can't watch them when I get those bad vibes.

    Is this the only aternative?
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    What about our Computer?

    Does the computer that we're remotely logging in to need to be turned on simultaneously?
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    this one works for mac. are there any other similar apps that works with mac? $30 is kind'a pricey if phonemypc is only $10 (but no mac support).
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    phatkat66 - Haha, if your kids kep uninstalling PhoneMyPC then you don't need to spy on them, thats solid proof that they are being bad! Spank! Haha.

    Gattaca - COmputer needs to be on yes.

    Phone my PC rox
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    I've been using the LogMeIn Ignition Beta for some time now.

    Originally I used PhoneMyPC as a workaround until the Ignition Beta came out. I liked both Remote Desktop apps but I have decided to only use Ignition (I'm going to wait for the Beta to expire before I buy it).
    My main issues with PhoneMyPC were that the desktop software doesn't auto update when they make changes and they do make drastic changes that will cause the Android app to not communicate with your desktop and that I don't like having multiple programs running on my home PCs that do basically the same thing (even more when they could open my network up to others).

    There are a few features that I miss that PhoneMyPC has, like being able to use my phone as a keyboard and mouse (which has issues if you use a third party software keyboard sometimes) but I only ever bother with that when I used it with my PC that I have hooked up to my TV.

    If you already use LogMeIn already I think that buying Ignition is a no brainer. $30 isn't going to break the bank for me so I don't mind, plus as a software developer myself I don't mind showing support with my wallet.
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    where can we get the beta version?
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    They've taken it down since it is no longer in beta. It would be nice if they had some sort of trial version.
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    when will they disable the beta?
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    It is expiring on 7/21/2010


    Oh, as an added bonus, I got an email from LogMeIn for a free T-shirt and its because I was in the beta. It probably helps that I've been using there services for a couple years.

    Sadly I probably will wear it since I'm a programmer...
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    Sadly i'll wear just because its free.
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    Yes. Otherwise you can't connect. The computer wont (figuratively speaking) be there to respond.
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