Viper SmartStart now available for Android users

Viper SmartStart now available for Android users
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Anyone with a Viper alarm system and an iPhone or Blackberry has had the luxury of the Viper SmartStart app for quite some time now. People with an Android, well, they got nothing. It so what it is, but before you go and get your panties in a knot, Direct Electronics have announced that the SmartStart app will now be available for the Android market.

“The Android operating system enables millions of smartphones on all major carrier networks and across a full range of price points,” said Kevin Duffy, President of Directed Electronics. “With this app release, our Viper SmartStart solution is available to more than 75% of all smartphone users.”

The app is available on viper.com, but don’t go downloading it just yet. The app may be free, but customers will have to get the Viper SmartStart hardware installed in their vehicle along with a compatible Viper remote start or security system in order to take advantage of the free app. After all of that has been taken care of, the Viper SmartStart app will allow owners to start their engine with the push of a button, pre-warm it in the winter, and pre-cool it in the summer. Other features, depending on the Viper product choice, will allow owners to lock and unlock the doors, pop the trunk, or arm their security system and get an alert on their smartphone if their alarm is triggered. Have more than one car? The app allows for control of multiple vehicles at on one smartphone.

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Directed Electronics today announced the availability of its popular Viper SmartStart app on the Google Android smartphone platform. The free app is available at www.viper.com and the Android Market.

“The Android operating system enables millions of smartphones on all major carrier networks and across a full range of price points,” said Kevin Duffy, President of Directed Electronics. “With this app release, our Viper SmartStart solution is available to more than 75% of all smartphone users.”

Viper SmartStart is available to users with iPhones, BlackBerry smartphones, and now Android smartphones. When the Viper SmartStart hardware is installed on the user’s vehicle along with a compatible Viper remote start or security system, the app allows users to control their car from virtually anywhere with their smartphone. Users with a Viper remote start system can start their engine with the push of a button, to pre-warm it in the winter or pre-cool it in the summer. Depending on the installation, users can also lock and unlock the doors, pop the trunk, or arm their security system and get an alert on their smartphone if their alarm is triggered. Users can even control multiple cars from one smartphone.

According to Mike Simmons, Executive Vice President of Directed Electronics, “Android users are a rapidly growing segment of our customer base and the overall smartphone market, and we’re excited to deliver the Viper SmartStart app to them. Many Android users are early adopters of technology, and we’re proud to be first to enable them to replace their car keyfob with their smartphone. We’ve been leading the automotive industry in smartphone integration, and will continue to deliver ‘first-to-market’ solutions to customers in the future.”

Source: TalkAndroid

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2 comments:

  (380) posted on 08.26.2010

With this you can confidently control the security of your car. And if something happens, what ever it is , just press the Panic button... lol

  (247) posted on 08.1.2010

That’s pretty interesting..Viper smartstrat let’s you control your car anywhere..

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