GM Releases OnStar RemoteLink For Microsoft Windows Phones
General Motors Company has released a Windows Phone version of the OnStar RemoteLink mobile application. When GM first created the RemoteLink app, it was the first app from an automaker to give drivers remote access to their vehicle. RemoteLink was previously available on the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. The RemoteLink Windows Phone app can be downloaded on the Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems.
“RemoteLink remains one of our subscribers’ most desired OnStar services, so to be able to offer it across all of the major smartphone platforms is a great step for us,” stated GM director of Application Development and Global Connected Consumer Steve Schwinke. “RemoteLink is one of the most-used automotive manufacturer apps in the marketplace and is a great example of what you can do with built-in vehicle connectivity.”
The RemoteLink mobile app has been downloaded over 1.7 million times and works on nearly all GM models. The most common use of the app is checking the vehicle’s data like oil life, tire pressure, and fuel levels. These requests are made around 600,000 times per month.
General Motors had the RemoteLink app for Windows Phone written in HTML5 just like the BlackBerry version. The app will be available for OnStar subscribers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Currently it supports 4 languages: US English, Canadian English, French Canadian and Spanish.