GM launches API framework to let developers put wheels on apps

 

 

 

 

 

GM launches API framework to let developers put wheels on apps

GM announced a new set of API’s that will allow Developers to build for GM’s infotainment systems in GM vehicles.  This will open / create a entirely new category of applications made specifically for cars.

So far we’ve gotten a look at some Siri / OnStar canoodling here at CES 2013, and iHeartRadio flaunted its new GM liaison yesterday. But the automaker wants to let all comers in on the MyLink action, so it’s just announced a new developer portal, SDK and forum for would-be in-vehicle app creators. The site will allow apps to be coded and gain approval “in a secure and controlled manner” with a helping hand from GM, so that users can purchase and download apps directly to the vehicle’s infotainment system. New programs could join the aforementioned CES debuts, along with the likes of TuneIn, Slacker and The Weather Channel, where the General sees a need for vehicle-appropriate categories like fuel efficiency and driver safety. Or you could just, you know, keep your eyes on the road. Check the PR after the break for more.

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