When OnStar first launched its RemoteLink app for Apple iOS and Google Android devices, BlackBerry and Windows Phone users started clamoring for a version of the app for their favorite smartphones. OnStar remained tight-lipped about bringing the very useful app to other platforms until earlier this week, when the telematics company officially announced a version of RemoteLink for certain Blackberry devices, leaving the Windows Phone platform as the only major smartphone architecture without access to RemoteLink. But that may soon change, as well.
In its official announcement for the BlackBerry app, OnStar wrote:
“Writing the app using HTML 5 gave us insight into the readiness of the technology and positioned us to be more flexible supporting new phone operating systems,” said Steve Schwinke, Director of Development at OnStar. “Delivering it on the Blackberry platform is just the start of this journey.
In particular, divert your attention to the “to be more flexible supporting new phone operating systems” and “the BlackBerry platform is just the start of this journey” parts of the presser. Both seem to be surefire signs of things to come, especially given the fact that the app’s HTML5 underpinnings can be easily incorporated into any connected device, mobile, desktop, tablet, or otherwise.
So even though OnStar didn’t provide any kind of official confirmation on the matter, this seems like a slight tip of the hand to us… or are we off our rockers?