|[January 08, 2013]
Pioneer Expands In-Vehicle Connectivity With New Apps and Launch of AppRadio Development Center
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
CES (News - Alert) BOOTH #1101 - Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today expanded
smartphone connectivity support for its AppRadio® platform of
products with the introduction of new applications and the launch of its
AppRadio Development Center (ADC), www.appradiodev.com,
a site created for developers interested in making their apps compatible
with Pioneer's lineup of AppRadio products.
Pioneer AppRadio 2 (Photo: Business Wire)
"There are now more than three dozen apps that are compatible with
Pioneer's AppRadio platform. We are excited to work with many of the
most popular services and app developers, like Clear Channel's
iHeartRadio® and the winner of the 2012 South by Southwest
(SXSW) App Hackathon, Eat the Road™, to deliver the latest and most
in-demand content from the user's smartphone to the car," said Ted
Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division
of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "With the launch of the AppRadio
Development Center, we are able to streamline the coordination between
third-party app developers and Pioneer, reducing the time needed to
establish compatibility between their apps designed for in-vehicle use
and the Pioneer AppRadio platform, and ultimately increasing the number
of AppRadio compatible apps in the future."
Pioneer's AppRadio platform of products includes two AppRadio
products and eleven in-dash receivers integrated with the AppRadio Mode
functionality (previously named Advanced App Mode), including eight multimedia
DVD receivers and three navigation
New Apps, More Services
New apps bein introduced at CES offer users services in a variety of
categories including location based services (Beej!™,
Glympse® and Parkopedia®), in-car browsing
(Maxthon® Cloud Browser) and Internet Radio (Rdio®
and iHeartRadio for Auto).
iHeartRadio for Auto (iHeartAuto™), Clear Channel's new
all-in-one digital radio app specifically designed for use in-vehicle,
offers a simple, safety-minded user-interface that provides seamless
access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from across the country.
iHeartAuto listeners can also create stations based on their favorite
artists or songs, choosing from more than 15 million songs and the top
live radio stations in America.
AppRadio Development Center
The new AppRadio Development Center will help grow the library of
AppRadio apps, expediting the development process between Pioneer and
third party in-vehicle app developers by providing the tools necessary
for integrating their apps with the AppRadio platform. These tools
include the software development kit, technical support, and additional
resources to find all of the information necessary from a single central
resource portal. The site will also allow developers to submit their
apps for certification, a process that includes meeting Pioneer's
AppRadio and Driver Distraction Guidelines. These guidelines have been
created as a reference in the development of apps that are designed or
modified specifically for in-vehicle use to promote safe use while
To gain full access to the AppRadio Development Center, developers must
first have their app(s) available for download from Google®
Play or the Apple (News - Alert)® App Store. Developers are encouraged to
register their companies and apps on www.appradiodev.com
to start the review process and help determine whether apps meet the
AppRadio platform requirements. If a developer's app is eligible to be
AppRadio compatible, then upon execution of a non-disclosure agreement,
Pioneer will provide admission to the AppRadio Developer Program and
access to Pioneer's Software Developer Kit (SDK) for integration with
the developer's iOS or Android (News - Alert) app(s). For more information, please
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.,
and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com.
Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of
high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car
and business markets and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the
consumer electronics industry.
For more information follow us on:
Twitter at twitter.com/PioneerUSA
Facebook (News - Alert) at facebook.com/PioneerNorthAmerica
YouTube (News - Alert) at youtube.com/pioneerelectronics
NOTE: Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions
provided with compatible smartphone apps before use. Become familiar
with any applicable state and local laws. Pay attention to the road,
limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be
operated safely in your location and environment. Distracted driving may
result in serious injury, including death.
Pioneer and AppRadio are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Google, Google Play and Android are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Google Inc.
Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
iHeartRadio and iHeartAuto are trademarks of Clear Channel
Eat the Road is a trademark of Objective App, LLC.
Parkopedia is a registered trademark of Parkopedia Limited.
Beej! is a trademark of ILS Technologies LLC.
Glympse is a registered trademark of Glympse Inc.
Maxthon is a registered trademark of Maxthon USA Inc.
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