GM Unlocks RemoteLink for Microsoft Windows Phones
Once the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App launched, it was the initial app from a vehicle developer to present drivers' remote admittance to their automobile. At present, RemoteLink can maintain the merit of being the leading remote-controlled application from a vehicle developer to operate on all four main smartphone programs, comprised of the iPhone, the Android, the Blackberry, and most currently, Microsoft Windows devices.
OnStar has magnified the accessibility of RemoteLink so that GM drivers with particular Microsoft Windows phone can begin facing remote automobile connectivity. The app is accessible on both Windows Phone 7 and 8 operating systems, and will be available in the Windows Phone Store on mobile gadgets.
At the moment, the RemoteLink Mobile App, which is accessible for just about each and every GM models, has been downloaded more than 1.7 million times. The most shared usage of the app is to test automobile data, such as oil lifespan, tire pressure, and fuel level. These bids get made approximately 600,000 times every single month.
RemoteLink for Windows, like the Blackberry variety, was composed by means of HTML5 technology. HTML5 is a semantic for arranging and writing subject matter for the web that is acquiring energy in the mobile app space.
The app will be accessible for OnStar subscribers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It will corroborate four language selections: American English, Canadian English, French Canadian, and Spanish.
This development arises right after the declaration that RemoteLink's key-fob founded characteristics, like the remote start, lock, unlock, and horn and lights stimulation would be typical for five years on all recent GM automobiles. This promotion signifies that GM drivers with particular Windows phones will be capable to access RemoteLink key-fob attributes as well. The five years of customary remote key-fob amenities does not consist of admittance to other OnStar services.
RemoteLink links to a driver's vehicle in a protected style, calling for a username and password to gain access, along with a four digit PIN to create a remote vehicle directive.
OnStar subscribers can download the application and go to their website, OnStar.com to allow remote directives.
According to Steve Schwinke, the GM director, Application Development, Global Connected Consumer, "RemoteLink remains of our subscribers' most desired OnStar Services, so to be able to offer it across all of the major smartphone platforms is a great step for us. RemoteLink is one of the most-used automotive manufacturer apps in the marketplace and is a great example of what you can do with built-in vehicle connectivity."