Vista, Calif. - Directed
Electronics has teamed up with Microsoft for a Windows Phone 7 version of the Viper SmartStart app, and said it
plans other jointly developed products as well.
remote-starting app should be available for Windows Phone users later in the
year, according to Directed.
"We're very excited
about partnering with Microsoft to extend Viper SmartStart products to the
Windows Phone 7 platform," said Mike Simmons, executive VP of Directed
Electronics, in a statement. "Our developers were able to quickly bring the app
to Windows Phone 7 because they are so familiar with the Microsoft environment.
We look forward to collaborating with Microsoft in other areas, including
jointly developing advanced solutions for the Cloud-connected car."
"Viper SmartStart has
been on our radar screen for Windows Phone 7 since it launched," noted Jeff
Sandquist, developer relations senior director for Microsoft. "The app has
changed the way smartphone users interact with their vehicles, and Microsoft is
very pleased that this innovative app will be available to millions of Windows