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LogMeIn update brings optimization for tablets

LogMeIn is easily one of our favorite VNC applications available for Android. With the explosion of Android tablets we're seeing, it only makes sense for app developers to begin integrating unique tablet functionality and support into their applications. LogMeIn announced that it has released an update that brings optimization for Android tablets, and brings a few new features along with it. LogMeIn now supports Wake-on-LAN, remote sound, and my favorite; multi-monitor support. It's good to see the developer really stepping up to the plate to take advantage of the capabilities of Android tablets. The update is available immediately in the Android Market for free to existing users, and for $29.99 to new users. Check out the full presser and download links after the break. [LogMeIn (opens in new tab)]


LogMeIn Brings New Remote Access Capabilities to Android Tablets

LogMeIn Ignition for Android Update Introduces Remote Wake and Sound

WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (opens in new tab) (Nasdaq:LOGM (opens in new tab)) just unveiled a new version of its popular remote access app (opens in new tab), LogMeIn Ignition, that is optimized for Android tablets. Available as a free update to existing LogMeIn Ignition for Android users, the app is designed to take advantage of popular new Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and introduces a variety of new features for tablet and/or Android smartphone users. These include capabilities like Wake-On-LAN, remote sound, multi-monitor support, and more. Once purchased and downloaded from either the Android Market or the Verizon V CAST app store1, a single instance of the app can be used across any of a user's supported Android devices (i.e. multiple smartphones and tablets).  

LogMeIn Ignition lets users remotely access and control PCs or Macs directly from a mobile device or tablet, providing easy access to files, data and applications, from virtually anywhere with an Internet connection. The Android version of Ignition, released in July 2010, is among the top paid productivity apps in the Android Market. The iPad optimized version of the app, released in April 2010, is among the highest grossing apps in the Apple App Store. A video demonstration of the app running on an Android tablet is available on LogMeIn's YouTube channel (opens in new tab), as well asLogMeIn's product blog (opens in new tab).    

Research firm Gartner predicts that tablet shipments will reach 54.8 million units in 2011 and forecasts tablet shipments to exceed 208 million units in 2014.  Samsung reported in early December that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab had surpassed the one million units sold mark, less than two months after the device first went on sale.    

"The growing popularity of tablets has introduced new demand for utilizing the capabilities of a user's PC or Mac, while also benefiting from the mobility and flexibility benefits derived from tablets. LogMeIn Ignition for Android offers a best of both worlds approach, blending mobility with performance," said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn's vice president, Access & Management. "Our goal is simple: Give our users the freedom to access their entire digital world from virtually anywhere."       

In addition to tablet support, the latest LogMeIn Ignition for Android update includes:

  • Wake-on-LAN – Wake up sleeping computers to maintain productivity while reducing power consumption
  • Remote sound – Listen to remote PCs running LogMeIn Pro2 (opens in new tab)
  • Multi-monitor switching – Switch between multiple monitors using a three-finger swipe

Pricing and availability

The LogMeIn Ignition for Android app can be downloaded from Google's Android Market and the Verizon V CAST market for a one-time charge of $29.99. The update is freely available to existing Ignition for Android owners.

About LogMeIn, Inc.

LogMeIn (opens in new tab) (Nasdaq:LOGM (opens in new tab)) provides SaaS-based remote access, support and collaboration solutions to quickly, simply and securely connect millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ tablets, digital displays, and even in-dash computers of the Ford F-150 pick-up truck. Designed for consumers, mobile professionals and IT organizations, LogMeIn's solutions empower over 10.4 million active users to connect more than 100 million devices. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Australia, Hungary, the Netherlands, and the UK.

The LogMeIn, Inc. logo is available at (opens in new tab)

LogMeIn is a registered trademark of LogMeIn in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademarks of Apple, Inc.; Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.; and Samsung Galaxy Tab is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. in the US and other countries around the world.

1 Availability of the LogMeIn Ignition for Android update containing Tablet, wake, and remote sound capabilities is pending standard review in the Verizon V CAST store and will be freely available via an update to existing Ignition for Android users once approved.  

  • Too bad this costs $29.99. I will stick with Teamviewer for now which has been really good to me thus far and gives me the functionality that I need for both iOS and Android. Plus is FREE
  • Fancy. I use LogMeIn at work to do remote tech support for all of our site offices across the United States. Although $29.99 is a pretty steep price for an app, if I had a tablet this might be worth checking out.
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