Run Win8 Metro Testbed on iPad with Splashtop

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.

source: Splashtop

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7. jy20051992

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

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

6. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

1. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

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

2. Chakra

Posts: 137; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

3. CharleneSchnepf

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 30, 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.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

5. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Oh ok, thats pretty cool then. Thanks!

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