Ford introduces MyFord Mobile app for smartphones — Engadget

Sadly Ford isn’t confirming the Focus Electric that it saw fit to tease earlier this week, but we can now tell you all about the new smartphone app that will let you monitor the charging of… certain Ford vehicles. The app is called MyFord Mobile and it offers similar features to the apps we’ve already seen for the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, notably car’s charging status from afar and deliver some climate settings to ensure that the car is properly hot or cold before you leave on your cold or hot commute. The car will also let you find the car by GPS and, once you do, unlock the doors with your phone.

When the car and the app launches there will be versions for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS, though interestingly there will be a an HTML-5 browser interface that’ll even work on featurephones. Yes, featurephones. Interestingly, the app can automatically charge… whatever mystery vehicle you connect it to at the optimal time of the night to ensure you get the lowest cost for your juice, automatically pulling down rates from your utility so that you don’t have to worry about it. That is what we like to call smart. And thrifty.

Again the app will be available with a certain car that has a plug whenever that certain car is available, and if you want to know when that is going to happen you’re going to have to wait.

Update: Yes, that’s a WP7 phone up there, a Samsung Focus to be exact. No, the app is not announced for Windows Phone 7. Conclusion? Cloudy. We’ll have a little more clarification for you later today and you’re just going to have to wait. Plenty of time to sharpen up those conspiracy theories.

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