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iPads can Use the Windows 8 Metro UI via Win8 Metro Testbed App

I’m not sure why an Apple user would want to run the new Windows 8 Metro UI on their iPad, but for developers the new Windows 8 iPad app makes a lot of sense.  Splashtop  has created this app to allow mobile developers the opportunity to test out their Windows 8 apps on a tablet running the new Metro UI.  They’ve also created a client that you can run from a Windows 8 enabled PC, or virtual PC interface.  Win8 Metro Testbed will cost you though, so it’s unlikely that many casual users will download it.  Currently it is on sale for $25 in the App Store.  Once again the magic of the iPad is showcased by the amazing developers who make incredible apps for its platform.  For more information on the Win8 Metro Testbed app head on down past the break.  You’ve been thinking iOS is just fine for your iPad’s OS needs…

Windows 8 Testbed App Features

Splashtop is the ONLY app that allows you to experience the Windows 8 Metro UI on an iPad. If you’re a Windows 8 app developer, this is a great way to preview the capabilities of your app on an actual tablet using touch gestures.

Windows 8 Metro touch gestures are supported, so you can take advantage of all the underlying touch capabilities of Windows 8 as you build your app:

  • Swipe from the right to view the Charms menu
  • Swipe from the left to switch apps
  • Pull down from the top to close an app
  • Swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side-by-side (“snapping”)
  • Pinch to navigate files, folders, apps and data with Semantic Zoom
  • And more

Experience Windows 8 Metro UI on iPad with Splashtop

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he's not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB's Star Wars Time podcast show.