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Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop

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Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop
If you’re a developer working on apps for Windows 8 Metro you may want to test your creation on an actual gesture-enabled tablet. Splashtop has released a new product entitled Win8 Metro Testbed that allows you to do just that.

Splashtop’s Win8 Testbed is “the only app that allows you to experience the Windows 8 Metro UI on an iPad." It works by downloading the Win8 Metro Testbed app to your iPad, downloading and installing the Splashtop Streamer app to your Windows 8 PC, and connecting the two over the network with a security key.

The software costs $49.99, but for a limited time, Splashtop’s Win8 Metro Testbed is available in the iTunes App Store for just $24.99. Check out the promotional video below to see it in action. Developers or anyone who want to checkout the Metro interface on their iPad can download it from the App Store here.

Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop
Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop
Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop
Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop
Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop




source: Splashtop

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posted on 13 Apr 2012, 10:22

1. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Can Slashtop just yank another Microsoft's UI like that?

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 10:29 2

2. Chakra (Posts: 116; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


They aren't yanking anything. Just think of the app as RDP that utlizes the touchscreen. You still need a Win 8 Machine running somewhere.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 10:44 3

3. CharleneSchnepf (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Chakra is correct. Also, unlike OnLive, you are providing your own license for Microsoft’s software (albeit, the customer preview is free right now, but it is still licensed with a EULA and whatnot), so Splashtop is simply providing the connection between the two devices, not any actual Windows software.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 11:23 1

4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea its basically just streaming from your PC to your ipad. . its not actually installing windows on the ipad itself.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 11:28

5. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Oh ok, thats pretty cool then. Thanks!

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 14:10

6. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


OMG thats soooo COOL its like 2 things in 1!!!!

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 01:50

7. jy20051992 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


@remixfa i want to test this app but i can't get it .can go give me some download link....

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