updated 09:45 am EST, Wed March 9, 2011
Operates over 3G, Wi-Fi
VMware has released View for iPad, a new remote access client. The app connects to virtualized Windows desktops hosted through VMware's full-scale View software. It operates over 3G or Wi-Fi, and is claimed to maintain quick response by way of the PCoIP protocol.
In normal use the app relies on various multi-touch gestures, such as tapping to left-click or two-finger tapping to right-click. A keyboard can be brought up for text, and a trackpad enabled whenever more precise mouse control is needed. To reconnect to a desktop, users simply select one from a recents list.
The app is a free download, but requires connecting to a network running View 4.6, which is aimed mostly at the enterprise market. People may therefore need to coordinate with an IT department. iPads must be running iOS 4.2 or better.