2015

Drive Efficient Wins €50,000 Grand Prize at AppLink Developer Challenge Dublin!

Published: November 5, 2015 Highlights of the first FordDev hackathon held in Europe included a surprise visit from Executive Chairman Bill Ford along with €100,000 in total prizes awarded, including €75,000 in cash to the top three finishers… Read more.

SYNC Your App!

Published: August 11, 2015 Ford is hosting its first ever AppLink developer challenge in Tel Aviv and we want you to be a part of it! Fast Track your app and compete for a share of Prizes! Read more.

More Opportunities for Developers!

Published: June 18, 2015 The Ford Dev Team is happy to welcome Toyota as they investigate integrating SDL in to future vehicle lines. This means even more opportunity for developers to code an app once and have it work across multiple vehicle lines from two global automotive leaders. Read more.

Ford Motor Company and Life360 want to help

Published: May 4, 2015 Ford will be the first automaker to offer in-car use of the popular family locator app Life360 with Drive Mode – a new capability. Read more.

Bom Motorista wins the Ford Brazil Hackathon!

Published: May 4, 2015 The first ever hackathon hosted by Ford in South America took place Feb 4-5th, 2015 during the Campus Party developer conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 185 teams entered their application ideas in hopes of winning the grand prize of a brand new Ford Ka. 50 teams were chosen to compete for 24 hours overnight in the Ford Campus Party space. Read more.

Ford announces 6 new apps at MWC

Published: March 6, 2015 Ford Motor Company at Mobile World Congress announced six new apps for Ford SYNC with Voice Control and AppLink. In Europe, new apps are Goal Live Scores for updates from 750 leagues; Soundtracker for personalized radio; and CaixaBank – first finance app for AppLink. In China, Kaola FM offers extensive audio programs and books; Xiami Music, offers an extensive song library. For Australia, Fairfax Radio delivers news, talk and sport. Read more.

Ford and AccuWeather join hands

Published: January 29, 2015 AccuWeather for Ford SYNC AppLink helps drivers plan and time their trips around weather conditions, and gives advance warning of inclement weather. Read more.

Ford Brazil Challenges App Developers

Published: January 20, 2015 Ford will host the first-ever Hackathon promoted by an automaker in Brazil at Campus Party 2015, the country’s largest technology event. This is the third straight year that Ford is sponsoring the event, which is considered the top forum for innovation, creativity, digital entertainment and entrepreneurship in Brazil. Campus Party (#CPBr8) will be held from February 3-8 and will offer more than 600 hours of activities, workshops and lectures. Read more.