CES 2013: ford developers program lets users create customized apps
 
CES 2013: ford developers program lets users create customized apps
jan 08, 2013

CES 2013: ford developers program lets users create customized apps

ford applink developers project

 

 

utilizing the ‘SYNC’ connectivity system and ‘AppLink’ application programming interface, ford has become the first automaker in the world to launch an open sourced program that enables software developers to directly communicate with the vehicle and create apps that will enhance the driving experience. introduced at the 2013 CES in las vegas, the ‘ford developer program’ will give access to technical support directly from ford engineers and online discussion forums where users can share lessons learned with other programmers and professionals.

 

for those who have a great idea for an app but need some help building it, michigan-based jacAPPS has been appointed as the recommended mobile app development house for troubleshooting within the program.

 

 

CES 2013: ford developers program lets users create customized apps

customized app

 

 

currently, the three main categories of ‘AppLink-enabled’ apps include news and information, music and entertainment, navigation and location, all of which offer ‘SYNC AppLink-equipped’ vehicle owners with voice-activated versions of their apps.

 

‘the ‘ford developer program’ marks a dramatic shift in how we will innovate new features and add value to our vehicles throughout the ownership period’ states hau thai-tang, vice president of engineering, ford global product development. ‘opening the car to developers gives consumers a direct voice and hand in the creation of apps that can help our products remain relevant, up to date and valuable to our customers.’

 

 

CES 2013: ford developers program lets users create customized apps

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CES 2013: ford developers program lets users create customized apps

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