A beta version of the LogMeIn Ignition remote access application is being is now available for smartphones running Google’s Android OS. This allows users to control their work or home PC from almost anywhere in the world.
This lets users control a distant desktop computer as if they were sitting in front of it. It enables them to interact with any program that’s on their office computer or access a file that on their home desktop.
There are limitations, of course. Sound is not available in the smartphone version, and while the screen is updated relatively quickly, not quickly enough to allow users to watch video.
Pricing and Availability
LogMeIn Ignition for Android is available now in the on-device Android Market. The beta is free, but the other versions of this app cost $29.99, and it’s likely this one will, too.
In addition to the smartphone app, this service requires software on the remote computer, which can be either running Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.