Apple Car and Android Auto, which have become indispensable for the next generation of vehicles, cannot meet expectations about the user experience. Aiming for users to access more apps, Google announced three-party software support for Android Auto.
Android Auto gets third-party software support
Infotainment systems are of great importance for users in the automotive industry. Google and Apple continue to improve their systems to appeal to more users.
In August 2020, the company announced the introduction of its new feature. Users will be able to download apps such as navigation and parking support through the Google Play Store.
Google’s strict rules for app developers stand out.
The provisions in the manual on the company’s website are as follows,
- Design your app with our developer guide.
- Develop your application with the latest version of androidx.car.app.
- Test your application with the new test library.
- Publish your app on the production channel on the Play Console.
After Google announced its official support for third-party apps, the T map, Sygic, and A Better Route Planner map apps appeared in the Play Store. Charging apps such as Chargepoint and PlugShare for electric vehicles have also been released.
It is thought that other popular apps will also come soon, as will android auto versions.