The OnStar RemoteLink app, which allowed compatible GM vehicle owners to access select vehicle functions, can now be used by iPhone, Android, Blackberry and finally, Microsoft Windows phones. The Windows OS debut will work for both Windows 7 and 8 phones. RemoteLink for Windows, like the Blackberry version, was written using HTML5 technology.
“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,” said Steve Schwinke, GM director, Application Development, Global Connected Consumer. “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.”
Currently, the RemoteLink Mobile App has been downloaded more than 1.7 million times, with the most common use of the app is checking vehicle data such as oil life, tire pressure and fuel level to the tune of nearly 600,000 times every month.
The app will be available for OnStar subscribers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and will support four language options: US English, Canadian English, French Canadian and Spanish.