GM announces RemoteLink for Windows Phone, available now for all four smartphone platforms

GM announces RemoteLink for Windows Phone, available now for all four smartphone platforms

Summary: GM is the first automaker to roll out its remote access software for all four major smartphone platforms with the new addition for Windows Phone 7/8.

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GM announces RemoteLink for Windows Phone, available now for all four smartphone platforms
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The app gap continues to close for Windows Phone on almost a daily basis and today we see that GM becomes the first automaker to support all four primary smartphone platforms, including Windows Phone, with its remote vehicle access application. OnStar RemoteLink lets you connect to your vehicle for remote start, remote lock, remote horn and lights, and view various data captured by your vehicle's on board system.

My MoTR podcast co-host, Kevin Tofel, has a Chevy Volt and has written some great articles about his experiences on GigaOM. With a Windows Phone app now available maybe I can finally convince him to spend more time with Windows Phone. I am a bit of a fan, thanks in large part to the fabulous Nokia Lumia 1020.

According to GM, the RemoteLink app is compatible with nearly all newer GM vehicles and has been downloaded over 1.7 million times. The most common use is to monitor vehicle data such as tire pressure, fuel level, and charging status. HTML5 was used to develop the BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone apps.

GM recently announced that the RemoteLink key-fob features, remote start/lock/unlock/horn/lights, is now standard for five years on all new GM vehicles. With my short commute to the train each day, the Chevy Volt is looking more and more attractive as my next vehicle purchase.

Topics: Mobility, Smartphones, Windows Phone

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  • Very cool to support all four and likely a good move on GM's part

    Sometimes the little things (in comparison to fuel mileage, performance, comfort, etc.) like this is just enough to sway a buyer to a particular brand over another.
    dancoiv
    • my take...

      finally a good comment. why dont people just focus on the main topic and stop worrying about ecosystems, wp, androids and sheeps.

      btw windows phone is growing fast and the fact that windows can't play youtube video's is not mis fault its google playing cheap tactics.
      Ahmad Siddiqi
  • Great, another reason NOT to loose you phone!

    Not that I know how the system works, but giving a phone the ability to basically control all aspects of your car is a little scary ...
    How many phones where stolen or lost last year?? ..Well now you can include your car!
    Brilliant!

    And Ahmad .. nice one you hypocrite! ( 'why don't people just focus on the main topic and stop worrying about ecosystems, wp, androids and sheeps.') and then rant on Google !!
    kooltech