Introducing the Android for Cars App Library
Posted by Eric Bahna, Product Manager
In August, we announced plans to expand Android Auto’s app ecosystem to enable new navigation, parking, and electric vehicle charging apps. We’ve been hard at work collaborating with our early access partners to test and refine the Android for Cars App Library. Today, we’re releasing the library into an open beta, for any developer to use. This means you’ll now be able to design, develop, and test your navigation, parking or charging app on Android Auto. We’re looking forward to enabling Google Play Store publishing for your beta apps in the coming months.
Three of our early access partners: ChargePoint, SpotHero, and Sygic
In the testing phase, see your app come alive on the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), our emulator that lets you simulate a car infotainment display. The DHU now supports multiple screen sizes, displaying information in the instrument cluster, and simulating vehicles with touchpad input.
The DHU simulating an instrument cluster, a widescreen head unit, and a touchpad
You can get started with the Android for Cars App Library here. We’re excited to see what you build next!
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