DETROIT May 23, 2012
Starting today, RemoteLink will be available to many more smartphone users. The mobile app, written using HTML5 technology, is now available in BlackBerry App World™ for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and 9930 users.
Last year, OnStar added a navigation enhancement to RemoteLink, providing customers with the ability to search for a destination on their smartphone and send it directly to their vehicle, where they can access the route via OnStar. According to OnStar data, those who use the app most include the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and Sonic drivers along with Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups drivers.
For the 2013 model year, the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app will be compatible with 31 General Motors vehicle models.
Since it was introduced, OnStar’s RemoteLink app has been available for iPhone and Android smartphones, but OnStar heard from many subscribers asking for a BlackBerry® app.
HTML5 is an emerging language for structuring and writing content for the web that is gaining momentum in the mobile app space.
"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 Schwinke. "Delivering it on the BlackBerry platform is just the start of this journey."
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SOURCE General Motors