Ford Releases New SDK To Devs

Ford is starting to release its Software Development Kit (SDK) to smartphone app developers so they can modify existing apps to work hands-free using voice recognition through Ford Sync.

The SDK release marks the latest move by Ford to forge a more open collaborative bond with the wireless, consumer electronics and app developer communities to create a safer and smarter in-car connectivity experience that leverages the mobile devices customers own.

“We know we can do better things for our customers by allying with the companies that provide the devices and services they already use, trust and value,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of Global Product Development, to the wireless telecommunications community at the annual CTIA Enterprise and Applications Conference.

“What we see emerging as we explore new ways to safely enhance connectivity and reinvent the driving experience is a mutually beneficial ‘collaborative community’ where our shared customer — anyone who drives a car and owns a smartphone — is the true beneficiary.”

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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