It appears Google is planning to “Chromote” control your computer via your iOS device sometime in the near future. A message, spotted on Chromium.org, home to the open source browser project Google Chrome is based on, says a “Chromoting” app is in development for iOS devices.
This would allow users to control their computers from their iPhone or iPad, for example. An Android version of this same technology has been in development since last year, it’s been previously reported.
The mobile clients would be an extension of Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop screen sharing/remote access service, which debuted to the public in the fall of 2012. The Chrome app allows users to securely share their computer over the Internet for things like remote tech support, or to access their own computers remotely.
It appears the iOS version of the “Chromoting” mobile client is still very much a work in progress.
We’ll keep an eye on this one, and let you know when it’s safe to “Chromote” from your iOS device.