Users of LogMeIn’s Ignition are in for a pleasant surprise this holiday season. The once paid — and quite expensive — app is now migrating to a freemium model.
That said, users who paid for Ignition won’t have to cough up the dough for a LogMeIn Pro subscription, but they will get the added premium features including HD remote control (and HD streaming) from their computers to their iOS devices.
For LogMeIn noobs: The app is free to download and includes access to an unlimited number of PCs/Macs, remote view and control of the PC/Mac, and the ability to run computer-based applications like Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks etc. Users will also be able to view files through either a WiFi or 3G connection.
If that isn’t quite enough control, an annual in-app purchase of $39.99 gives you HD remote control (allowing for HD streaming of video and audio content to the iPad/iPhone), cloud storage integration, and file management. In other words, you can view, copy, transfer, and save files between your iOS devices and your PC or Mac.
The app is available now in the Apple App Store, and LogMeIn promises an Android version of the app in 2012.