Posted by Eric Bahna, Product Manager

In August, we introduced plans to increase Android Auto’s app ecosystem to allow new navigation, parking, and electrical car charging apps. We’ve been arduous at work collaborating with our early entry companions to check and refine the Android for Cars App Library. Today, we’re releasing the library into an open beta, for any developer to make use of. This means you’ll now be capable to design, develop, and take a look at your navigation, parking or charging app on Android Auto. We’re wanting ahead to enabling Google Play Store publishing on your beta apps within the coming months.


Three of our early entry companions: ChargePoint, SpotHero, and Sygic

The design part is the time to familiarize your self with our design tips and app high quality tips. Driver security is core to our mission and we wish to assist you to optimize your app for the automobile.

When it comes time to construct your app, our new library will hopefully make growth simple. Get began with the developer information and please give us suggestions through our public concern tracker.

In the testing part, see your app come alive on the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), our emulator that allows you to simulate a automobile infotainment show. The DHU now helps a number of display sizes, displaying info within the instrument cluster, and simulating automobiles with touchpad enter.

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The DHU simulating an instrument cluster, a widescreen head unit, and a touchpad

You can get began with the Android for Cars App Library right here. We’re excited to see what you construct subsequent!