updated 11:45 am EDT, Tue October 28, 2008
LogMeIn Ignition beta
Developer LogMeIn says it has launched a beta program for Ignition, remote access software for iPhones and iPod touches. The app lets users connect to computers running one of LogMeIn's related programs, including Free, Pro or IT Reach, whether for Mac or Windows. On launching Ignition users are presented with a list of computers to connect with; once connected, users assume complete control of the desktop, with touchscreen controls substituting for a mouse and keyboard. Zoom and scroll controls are present to compensate for the small display of an Apple handheld.
Saved login information is kept under guard, and users can also toggle settings such as screen resolution, and whether or not the remote display and keyboard remain active. The Ignition beta is not open to the general public; instead, people must apply for a position in the beta through the company's website. A commercial version is expected at the App Store "this holiday season."