A little over a month ago, we saw a video comparing iOS on the iPad and the upcoming Windows 8 running on a tablet. Well, now you too can experience first hand Windows 8 Metro with touch gestures on your iPad, thanks to the release of Splashtop’s Win8 Metro Testbed app. Following in the footsteps of their highly popular remote access app Splashtop Remote Desktop, Win8 Metro Testbed gives you full Metro UI gestures, including swipe from right for the Charms menu, pull down from the top to close apps, swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side-by-side and more. The one big caveat here is that you must be running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on your PC (or Bootcamp on a Mac), with the free Splashtop Streamer client installed. This is certainly a great tool for developers planning on building mobile apps on the Windows 8 platform, without the need to spend hundreds of dollars more on new hardware. The app is currently on sale for $24.99 (50% off) and now available on the App Store. Check out the demo video and more info after the break.
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Splashtop, Apple’s “Top 25 best-selling iPad app of ALL-TIME”, is now optimized for Windows 8 PC!
No need to spend over $1,000 to buy a Win 7 tablet in order to try out the Win 8 Metro touch experience.
Please Note: A PC installed with Windows 8 Consumer Preview is required.
Are you still controlling the Metro UI with a mouse and keyboard? Stop! You deserve a better user experience. Splashtop is the ONLY app that allows you to experience the TRUE Windows 8 Metro UI on your iPad.
Now with Splashtop, you can enjoy native Win 8 Metro touch gestures:
- Swipe from the right for the Charms menu
- Swipe from the left to switch apps
- Pull down from the top to close the app
- Swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side-by-side
- Pinch to do Semantic Zoom
- And many more gestures for you to explore!
If you are a new tech enthusiast, this app is the easiest way to try out the latest Windows platform. You can even make your own YouTube video to share your Win 8 Metro experience with the world.
If you are curious about how Win 8 Metro works, don’t just read the blogs. Try it! Be the first among your friends to showcase the Win 8 Metro UI.
If you are an app developer, this is a must-have app.
Over 6 million users are enjoying Splashtop apps today, and you should too!
See what media are saying about Splashtop:
★★★★★ “Both a breakthrough and a bargain.” — The New York Times
★★★★★ “Splashtop — Meet the most popular app on iTunes.” — USA Today
★★★★★ “Splashtop Remote Desktop App Flirts with Greatness” — Mac News World
★★★★★ “Splashtop Remote WINS hands down!” — Apps for iPads
★★★★★ “Splashtop Remote is… extremely easy to setup” — Pixelatedgeek.com
★★★★★ Best of CES 2011 Award — Laptop Magazine
CNET: “I also gained a new perspective on Windows 8 as a touch-screen OS. The same Metro UI features and gestures that don’t work well or at all on a conventional PC suddenly spring to life on a tablet. Windows 8 developers and other users who want to try out Microsoft’s new OS on their iPads should give this app a spin.”
Note: a computer with dual-core CPU is strongly recommended for best performance.
Visit www.splashtop.com/win8 for more detail.