Not so long ago Microsoft had introduced its Windows Store into beta with integrated support for less than 100 apps. Although the access to numerous apps rendered users with an easier way to manage their lives, the potential for Windows 8 still looked quite unexploited and yet in its mint condition. Probably for which, Modularis has just unleashed a new cloud-based Windows 8 application that aims at changing the scenario and enables users to remotely control a police car.
Devised by Modularis (a public safety solutions firm) using Windows Azure, the app not only makes it possible to control police cars, but also execute control over other things. Interestingly, the software transmogrifies users’ tablet into a remote control for a cloud-connected police car. By taking advantage of which, users will be able to control the car’s lights, sirens, doors and information stored on the Windows Azure-proffered cloud.
Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Well, the new Windows 8 app indeed showcases the potential for Windows 8 on tablets. Although the Windows Store by Microsoft is fairly within the limitations for now, the solution endeavors to revamp the manner people associate with their tablet and anticipate from the Windows platform.
The new vehicle control system, however, benefits from the traditional input and voice commands in order to control a police car’s in-vehicle systems. Not only this, the prototype app also makes it possible to receive data from multiple cars, subsuming location and videos, on a tablet.
Though this new Windows 8 app is part of applications designed for the new operating system by Microsoft, the maker is looking forward to witness its availability really soon. However, to be precise (as divulged by Modularis), the app should make its official debut later this year. The pricing details, nevertheless, still remains well under the wraps. But whatever it will be pinned on, the partnership between Microsoft and Modularis for this new Windows 8 prototype app certainly looks promising enough to change a lot of things for better.