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Airbiquity Announces its Application Developer Program

Application Developer Program and Kit Available at Mobile World Congress 2012 Registration Open Now for Select Developers


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Airbiquity, a global leader in connected vehicle services, today announced the beta introduction of its Application Developer Program, providing a full Application Development Kit (ADK) enabling smartphone application developers to create apps that are compatible with Airbiquity’s in-car Mobile Integration Solutions.

Airbiquity’s ADK simulates a connected vehicle environment, including its software API, a developer version of its smartphone software, access to a developer website, and full documentation. The interactive tools ensure developers can create and remotely test fully-functioning smartphone applications for use in the vehicle. Once an application is certified for use in the vehicle, automotive manufacturers will be able to safely adapt it in the vehicle so that it does not interfere with the driving task. The API is available royalty-free to the developer community.

“Airbiquity is committed to building a feature-rich, open in-vehicle application ecosystem,” said Leon Hong, vice president, CTO of Airbiquity. “Our ADK will enable the app development community to focus on popular and successful smartphone apps, knowing that their content and services are being enjoyed no matter where the customer might be. Proper use of smartphone and cloud apps in the car is an essential safety topic, and we have been positioning Airbiquity to allow apps to be used in the vehicle, without the distraction of reaching for the device or fumbling with small controls. Developers who use our ADK will find it much easier to enable their apps to be enjoyed safely in the car.”

Airbiquity’s Mobile Integration Solution allows drivers to access their smart mobile device apps and cloud-based services in their cars in a safe, controlled manner. Brands already enrolled in the beta program include Glympse and BestParking. They join early development partners that have been previously announced, such as MOG and Slacker Radio, among other major music, navigation, and information applications to be named later.

The company’s full Application Developer Program will be officially launched at Mobile World Congress 2012, in late February. The program will initially support Android OS application development, with iPhone iOS support to follow shortly.