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24 Jan, 2013

GM’s plan for apps in cars

Posted by John Day

John Day   Ford offers AppLink, an application programming interface (API) that developers can use to make their smartphone apps compatible with Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. Earlier this month General Motors revealed its plan for working with developers to bring smartphone apps to GM vehicles. The company announced a flexible application framework that includes APIs and a software development kit (SDK) … Read More

Slacker, OnStar, system development kit (SDK), AppLink, Ford, application programming interface (API), The Weather Channel., HTML5 JavaScript, iheartradio, TuneIn, General Motors, GM

17 Jan, 2013

John Day Automakers are looking for ways to integrate smartphone apps safely and securely into vehicle head units. Ford’s strategy for doing so is to offer its own application programming interface (API), AppLink, and it seems to be working for them. App developers interested in partnering with Ford can (re)write their apps to work with AppLink, and if Ford wants the apps we have a match. But if every automaker … Read More

Livio Connect, Ford, GENIVI-compliant, AppLink, KPIT Cummins, Livio, HTML5

16 May, 2011

More apps active in the car

Posted by John Day

John Day How does an automaker decide which smartphone apps can access vehicle resources, and how access should be enabled? “More and more drivers will find a way to use their devices and their apps while in the car,” says Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of Global Product Development. “They can do it unsafely, or they can do it through safer voice-activated solutions such as Ford SYNC – keeping their … Read More

SYNC, Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, AppLink, automotive apps clearinghouse, Airbiquity, in-car multimedia systems, Nissan's LEAF Electric Vehicle, Ford, Hitachi Automotive Systems

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