LogMeIn Ignition now available on Android

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LogMeIn remote access software now on Android

It seems like software companies are going into overdrive to get their programs transferred to mobile, and remote access business LogMeIn is no exception. Last week we told you about their new remote access/backup product for iPad, and now we’re happy to announce that on Monday (19 July) they’re going to launch an Android version of their LogMeIn Ignition remote access software.

From Monday 19 July Android users will be able to get their hands on LogMeIn Ignition. Ignition has  long been one of the top grossing productivity apps in the Apple App Store and gives users one-touch access to files and applications on their PCs and Macs.

The new Android app — available from Google’s Android Market — runs on version 1.5 of the OS and later. As on the iPhone, it lets you navigate remote desktops using typical touch gestures, including pan and zoom. And it provides full remote keyboard access, including PC and Mac key combinations and shortcuts.

LogMeIn Ignition for Android gives people the ability to:

  • Access and directly control remote PCs and/or Macs utilizing LogMeIn Free or LogMeIn Pro2
  • Login with one-touch using locally encrypted, and stored account and password information
  • Navigate a computer using Android touch gestures, including pinch and pan zoom navigation
  • Access full onscreen keyboard and use Mac or PC key combinations and shortcuts
  • Switch between remote monitors for viewing expanded desktops

The LogMeIn Ignition for Android app can be downloaded from the Android Market for a one-time charge of $29.99 (which should translate to around £19.49 in the UK App Market).

There’s also a handy very wobbly YouTube video that looks at the key features of the new version:

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