Window 8 RT App

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    Tev Sanders

    +1

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    Corey Klessig

    +1 for RT Surface support.  Jump Desktop works great on Windows 8 Pro but since it is not in the Microsoft Store I am unable to install it on my surface running Windows 8 RT.  I would love to help beta test that functionality as I use Jump Desktop every day!!! by far the best RDP client available!!

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    Daniel Allender

    Would also love to see Surface RT support.

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    Jump Desktop Support

    Thanks guys. We're evaluating adding Windows RT support. Please add your comments here if you'd like to see this.

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    Elliott Kosmicki

    +1 - This would be big for me.

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    Daniel Allender

    You could always Kickstart it.  I'd put in :)

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    Jump Desktop Support

    @Daniel - I'll put you down as a +1 too :-)

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    Jeff Mikan

    +1

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    Gary Mattox

    Another +1 from me. My company recently gave me a Surface RT and a Windows Phone 8 to replace my iPad and iPhone... I really like them both, but I'm anxious for more third party support. I have Jump installed on all of my PCs and my moms machine to help her our, and now I'm unable to connect to them from my mobile devices.

     

    Looking forward to Jump for Windows devices.

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    Shriekmau

    I have a Windows Phone 8 device and I can tell you there isn't a single RDP app on the Windows Store that compares to Jump. If you made one available it would make a killing, I would buy it the day it released. I have been doing a search for Jump, Google+, and Logmein every day since getting my phone.

    I would pay double what I paid on my iPad to get it on my Windows Phone.

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    Scott Herberg

    +1 Use Jump om my android device, would know like to use on my windows rt device

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    Michael Watson

    Yes, please. Jump Desktop is the main iPad app I use, and I would switch to the Surface RT in a heartbeat if I could get Jump there.

    Michael

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    Chris Deck

    +1 Like Shriekmau would pay extra to have this great tool on Win 8 and Windows Phone 8 store.

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    Angel Grablev

    Yes please that would be awesome!

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    Greg DeLozier

    My gosh. The Surface RT is an awesome device but not having Jump Desktop available really hurts -- I count on Jump in other places and would *really* like (as in, would pay for) a version for the RT. 

    I use Jump Desktop every day on the iPad but on the RT the experience could be so much better. As in, you could use a real mouse, for instance. I'm literally carrying an iPad around with the RT solely for the excellent Mac removing capability of Jump.  Even the RDP would be better than the built-in capability. You'd be the best thing in the store, definitely.

    Thanks!

    -greg

     

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    Jump User

    Jump makes more sense on RT than any other tablet.

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    Michael

    +1 for support on W8 phone and RT (Nokia 928 user)

    I currently own the app on Android and IOS.  Support has always been above and beyond - Thanks

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    Laaf2005

    I would love a version in.  the windows app store.  Even though I do not have windows RT I do have an 8 inch windows 8 tablet and would love a touch friendly version of  Jump desktop like what I had on my Ipad.

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    Jason Rice

    +1 for me too. I'm going to be swapping out my company's old dinosaur laptops for Windows 8 tablets soon (probably the Surface 2) and the only thing I would miss is the ability to use JumpDesktop.

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    Andrew Troyer

    I would greatly appreciate a Windows RT version of Jump Desktop. I noticed that Splashtop jumped into adding one but I prefer yours. With the black friday huge $199 sell off of the first Windows RT Surface and the popularity of the new Surface 2 (which is also RT) I would think you would have a lot of people interested in an RT version. Please let us know ASAP! Thanks.

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    Bradley Crisp
    I'd like to extend my Surface 2 display with my iPad... will this be possible?
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    Ricardo Añeses

    +1 yes sir

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    David Murray

    +1

    You guys said that you were "evaluating" the option to support RT or not almost 2 YEARS AGO! If you don't plan on supporting Win8RT we would all like to know. Will you please just give us a straight answer.

    1) What was the assessment of the "evaluation"?
    2) Has any development been started?
    3) If 'yes' to Q2; Can we get a progress report or possible ETA for release?
    4) If 'no' to Q2; What is the reasoning for not developing an app?

    You have loyal users/customers such as myself, twiddling our thumbs in limbo waiting for any kind of update. It's apparently obviously that your users want the product. The software product is only half the battle. Customer service and support is the other half, and at that you are currently letting us down. (2 years worth so far..)

    Sorry for the downer post, but know I'm not the only one that wants answers..

    Regards,

    David M.

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    Greg DeLozier

    I used to be a big fan of Jump Desktop. I put a comment in here a quite some time ago. The _complete_ lack of support, interest, response, or other signs of life about this question long ago convinced me to give up on this idea, and,quite frankly, on Jump Desktop. Every once in a while I get a mail notification arising like a long-dead zombie telling me someone else is sharing my frustration.

    Frankly, I don't think jump on RT is ever going to happen. It's a pity, because it would be a great device for it.

    My advice: move on.

    Best wishes,

    -greg

     

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    Jump Desktop Support

    Hi folks,

    TL/DR: We don't have plans to port to Windows 8 RT at this time.  

    A little more detail as to what happened and why we're not jumping on RT:

    1. We evaluated support for Windows 8 RT at the time it was released and our conclusion was it would require a lot of effort to maintain a Windows 8 RT port due to the APIs and technology available at that time not being backwards compatible with Win32.

    2. The APIs and tooling for Windows 8 RT has improved since we last evaluated which means lower cost for the port but unfortunately Windows 8 RT traction is not as high as we had hopped (this is for the RT SKU only - Windows 8 and 8.1 as a product is quite strong). 

    We're not saying it's never going to happen, but in the medium term we've decided to focus on iOS, Mac and Android.

     

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    Greg DeLozier

    Thank you for responding to the ticket I filled today. I appreciate your response. Even a negative response is better than being ignored.

    Best wishes,

     

    -greg

     

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    Patrick Jackson

    +1

    I loved jump desktop on my laptop and kindle. I would love it on my surface.

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