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Join the Ford Dev Team at CES 2014

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 by Ford Partner Relations

Heading to CES in 2014? Want to pitch us your idea for a cool AppLink enabled application? The Ford Dev Global Business Development team will be holding meetings throughout the week at CES in January and we want to hear from you! We are looking for innovative and unique app designs that incorporate the awesome new features and functionality included in the AppLink 2.0 SDK release. If you have an extraordinary idea and think you can impress us, go to the Contact Us form tell us a little bit about your app and why you think it deserves to become an AppLink enabled app. You may get an invitation to join us at the Ford display in North hall to go in to more detail and possibly even be invited to work with the Ford Dev team to enable your dream app. Make sure to Include: Where Will Your App Will Be Distributed?

  • Global
  • Specific Markets; North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, India
Is Your App Currently Available or In Development? Give An Overview of the In-Vehicle Experience? How Would Use the New AppLink 2.0 Capabilities? Space is very limited so respond soon with your cool app idea…and we may see YOU in Vegas!

Welcome. Developer meet Car. Car meet Developer.

Posted on Sunday, January 6, 2013 by Ford Partner Relations

Welcome. ようこそ. Bienvenidos. Bienvenu. Willkommen. 歡迎光臨.

2013 is going to be a great year for developers. As one myself, I’m happy to see the continued growth of various development platforms; new smartphone SDKs, projects like Raspberry Pi, and other initiatives churning out innovation to make things that are very cool, very useful, and hopefully, make some money.

That's why I'm excited that Ford is launching the Ford Developer Program, a global program to bring the coolness of SYNC® AppLink™ to Android and iPhone app developers around the world. @ developer@ford.com, you’ll find the resources to build, integrate, test and deploy your mobile apps with integration in to Ford vehicles. We already have 13 different brands including Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, NPR News, MLB.com, Roximity and TuneIn Radio that have already used our APIs to create voice activated applications using SYNC AppLink. We’ve also had a number of cool developers like Kaliki, USA Today, Rhapsody, Amazon Cloud Player and Glympse all use this site in beta form to develop their applications. With their help, we’ve consolidated all of our learnings in to resources available on this site to create working, vehicle-controlled and voice-enabled applications in AppLink-equipped vehicles today. And all these apps are developed on the smart phone, no vehicle required (though it is helpful)!

Much like any developer program, we have a lot to offer, but we have a lot of work to do. Currently, we only have hardware emulators available. When you’re ready, you can request one via the site. But we’re really working towards getting you our software emulator. This will let you test your application virtually, so you don’t have to test against hardware until you’re absolutely ready. On the SDK front, we are working hard on the next version to bring you additional functionality and vehicle access. Stay informed by ensuring you have the most updated contact information in your developer profile. We are also interested in hearing about ideas you have for a more awesome development experience. Please drop us a note @ developer@ford.com – and don’t be shy.

I’m excited to take this journey with all of you, and hope you’re in for the ride as well. I love car puns, get used to them.

 

Julius Marchwicki

Global Product Manager, AppLink

Ford Motor Company