Welcome Developers!The Ford Developer Program opened its doors at CES in 2013, commemorating the 150 anniversary of Henry Ford’s birth, celebrating his innovative spirit and his belief that to create something truly great, he needed to surround himself with other likeminded individuals. By opening the doors to the automotive industry’s first end-to-end developer ecosystem, we are inviting developers from all across the globe to innovate with Ford.
Members of the Ford Dev community get unprecedented access to all of the tools necessary to integrate a mobile application for in-vehicle control. SDK and development guides for the top mobile OS platforms, interactive community support, testing and validation suites, and various vehicle emulators are at your disposal to help you through the process of producing an application appropriate for Ford drivers.
AppLink is available in Ford vehicles all over the world. Wherever you distribute your apps, we probably have cars with AppLink in them. Since SYNC supports 19 languages, your application can communicate with owners in their native language.
Already on millions of vehicles on the road today, AppLink is available across vehicle lines for both Ford and Lincoln models. It will work the same way in a Mustang as it does in a Focus, so developers do not have to worry about different versions of an app for different vehicles. As our head units evolve, AppLink will as well. The 2016 model year vehicles introduced AppLink on large, capacitive touch, color screens, delivering an even more compelling user experience, and additional opportunity for developers.