Pioneer launches AppRadio Development Centre
30th January, 2013
Development site for app developers expedites build of apps compatible with AppRadio platform
Melsele, Belgium (January 30, 2013) – Pioneer Europe expands smartphone connectivity support for its AppRadio platform of products with the launch of its AppRadio Development Centre (ADC), www.appradiodev.com, a site created for developers interested in making their apps compatible with Pioneer's line up of AppRadio products. The AppRadio Development Centre will provide the integration process, developer information and app certification for creating apps suitable for the AppRadio platform, which already supports more than 36 apps offering users a mix of entertainment and services designed specifically for in-vehicle use such as navigation.
Pioneer's AppRadio platform of products includes two AppRadio products and several additional devices integrated with the AppRadio Mode functionality (previously named Advanced App Mode), including multimedia receivers and navigation systems. Pioneer's extensive library of in-vehicle apps works with both the Apple iOS and Google Android OS platforms.
"We now have more than three dozen apps available for our line of AppRadio products and we continue to work with popular services in high demand, to incorporate their entertainment functionality into our products," said Ronan McDonagh, General Manager Car Multimedia Technology Planning, Pioneer Europe. "With the launch of the AppRadio Development Centre, we will be able to offer even more third-party apps to consumers and help developers to quickly integrate their apps with our compatible products."
AppRadio Development Centre
The new AppRadio Development Centre will help grow the library of AppRadio apps by expediting the development process. To gain full access to the AppRadio Development Centre, developers must have their app(s) available for download from Google Play or the Apple App store. Developers are encouraged to register their company and app(s) information to start the review process and determine if the app(s) meets the AppRadio platform requirements. Pioneer will evaluate each app and confirm whether it is appropriate for use in the vehicle environment and meets Pioneer's Driver Distraction Guidelines. The guidelines are created to develop apps on the AppRadio platform that are designed specifically for in-vehicle use and promote safer use while driving.
Once a developer is registered on www.appradiodev.com, Pioneer provides admission to the AppRadio Developer Program and grants full access to Pioneer's Software Developer Kit (SDK) for integration with the developer's iOS or Android app(s). There is no licensing cost for the use of the SDK, provided the AppRadio interface is not sold as an in-App purchase.
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