The challenge with designing automotive apps is knowing which vehicles you can target. With almost every auto manufacturer doing their own thing, and little documentation about how to make it all play nice with your code, it can be enough to make developers wave their hands in the air in a salute of "no thanks".
But that's where a Bay Area-based company called Smartcar comes in. Sahas Katta, CEO of Smartcar explains, "Smartcar is a connected car platform for developers. We make it possible for application developers to create new connected car experiences for vehicles of any make and model. Smartcar's APIs let third-party apps read data (think “odometer reading” or “fuel tank level”) and send commands to vehicles (think “lock/unlock”). Once a developer creates an account, Smartcar provides a host of documentation, SDKs, and tech support that make the process of developing for cars a safe, seamless, and exciting experience.
Ad Developer Magazine dug in a bit farther with Sahas to find out more about using Smartcar to create your next connected car app.
Read more here.
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