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The Ford Developer Program – Open Source SDK

Ford have surprised everyone by opening the doors to their dashboards and releasing an SDK to allow app developers build in-car features! This allows you to link to the car from your Android or iOS devices as a phone “accessory”. Interesting times on the road ahead…

“App developers are now joining the Ford Developer Program to allow vehicle owners to control some of their favorite apps for in-vehicle use with SYNC AppLink, using voice commands. With a diverse set of categories such as Music & Entertainment, News & Information to Navigation & Travel, Health and Wellness, Ford offers a great opportunity for developers to integrate their apps into the car.”

https://developer.ford.com/

“The dashboard is becoming one of the most hotly pursued settings for apps because of its potential for advertising focused on a captive audience. On average people spend more than two hours a day in their cars. And of course, because people drive to stores, advertisers see them as particularly receptive to location-based advertising.”

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/c-e-s-2013-have-you-programmed-a-ford-lately/

2 Comments

  1. awesome idea! Thanks for sharing pip :)

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