Monday, September 21, 2015

Ford SYNC 3 is Open to App Developers

Ford SYNC 3 is Open to App Developers

WESTLAND, Mich. – After a strong debut this summer, Ford’s SYNC 3 is now open to app developers, allowing them to create specific apps that utilize and enhance the communication and entertainment system’s capabilities, including voice recognition and touch screen user interface.

Ford’s SYNC 3 comes with upgrades to the system such as SYNC AppLink, which lets you control your smartphone apps with voice-command and shows your phone apps on the SYNC screen. Ford has released a SYNC 3 development kit and vehicle data simulator software development kit that help app developers create apps without access to a Ford vehicle in order to improve and expand upon the SYNC 3 foundation.

Developers have access to over a dozen design templates to guide them through app development for SYNC 3, as well as new AppLink application programming interfaces with new capabilities that developers can use to:

  • Send push notifications to drivers à la your smartphone
  • Utilize cloud-based voice-activated services for in-app actions
  • Provide real-time information culled from vehicle sensors so drivers can customize and personalize their apps

Since 2013, more than 13,000 developers have registered for Ford’s industry-first developer program, and over 24,000 software development kits have been downloaded. The result has been over 90 iOS and Android smartphone apps that work with AppLink, including Pandora, Spotify, Glympse, Sina Weibo, and QQ Music.

Now that Ford SYNC 3 is open to app developers, Ford expects its renowned communication and entertainment system to grow more than ever, namely in uncharted categories such as health and wellness, connected home, and productivity. With a number of new AppLink possibilities for your SYNC 3 system, it will be important for you to stay attentive to updates, ways to navigate your SYNC 3 system, and the many new apps available to you to make your driving experience safer and more convenient.

The best way to learn all about everything new with SYNC is to attend a SYNC Session at our Ford dealership serving Dearborn, MI. Our helpful staff can answer all of your questions on new Ford technology in SYNC 3, as well as give you tips on ways to use your vehicle’s SYNC 3 system to the best of its abilities.

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by, or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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