Did you recently use the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a tablet and decided to become a developer for Windows 8? Well, you must then know that you’d need a Windows 8 tablet to develop apps for the device. Here’s a neat little app that will let you run the Windows 8 Metro UI on your lovely Apple iPad and also let you develop apps!
Win8 Metro Testbed app for the Apple iPad is developed by Splashtop, a well known company that have developed many such useful apps. With the help of this app, you can use all of Windows 8 gestures, play with the different UI, swipe and tap at things and develop Metro based apps for future use. However, you will need to have a Windows PC nearby, to stream all of that into your iPad. Yup, this is a remote desktop app, something similar to OnLive Desktop app.
Here’s what Win8 Metro Testbed has to offer you:
- Swipe from the right for the Charms menu
- Swipe from the left to switch apps
- Pull down from the top to close the app
- Swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side-by-side
- Pinch to do Semantic Zoom
- And many more gestures for you to explore!
All this doesn’t come cheap. Hence, if you were looking for a way to develop Windows 8 Metro apps, or just randomly enjoy the Metro UI on your iPad, then this is the app that you need to buy. You’ll need to spend $25, which is not cheap for a remote desktop app, so decide what you want to do!
Download Win8 Metro Testbed app for iPad [iTunes Link]