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Join the Ford Dev Team at CES 2014

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 by Ford Dev Team

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!

FordDev & SDL well represented at 2019 CES

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Ford Dev Team

If you’ve ever been to CES you know what it’s like when your destination is “just over there”—but it still takes you an hour to arrive.

You know the pain of walking 20 miles per day and never seeming to get anywhere.

And you’re intimately familiar with surviving on less sleep in a week than you’d normally get in a night.

Oh, and did I mention that this all takes place with 200,000 of your closest friends…in the middle of the desert?

Still, CES is CES. For all its minor annoyances, there’s nothing like it in the world.

If you were at the show this year, I hope you had a chance to stop by the main Ford exhibit in the North Hall (or one of our satellite locations outside). We showed off integrations with a number of FordDev partners in a Mustang, Raptor, Lincoln Aviator, and more.

Just a short walk away from the Ford space was our SDL exhibit. That’s where Subaru gave the first sneak peek of their upcoming SDL head unit—which, incidentally, brings OEM participation to four. (You may remember Ford, Toyota, and PSA have previously shown their SDL-powered head units.)

This is a huge win for SDL and for the developer community, because now your apps will work in even more vehicles!

Long-time SDL adopter Sygic, one of the first apps to use SDL Projection, showed demos of some of their updated features. Luxoft displayed a testing suite for SDL software, while Garmin had a great segment which showed an integrated dash cam and other innovative uses for SDL.

Xevo, a very active member of the SDLC, also showed their marketplace and additional capabilities to the thousands of attendees who stopped by the exhibit.

In 2019, the consortium will finalize development on our SDL cloud APIs which can be used for delivering cloud services or progressive web apps in to the vehicle. SDL project maintainer Livio produced an excellent example of how these new APIs could be used in a demonstration from inside a Lincoln MXC which drew a lot of interest.

This breakthrough will give developers the ability to use the same APIs to deliver content in the vehicle via mobile app or cloud. Tons of developers and OEMs alike are watching progress closely here.

We’ll share more on API availability for Ford vehicles soon! In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in Barcelona next month for Mobile World Congress.

FordDev Team