Apple CarPlay is Relatively Easy to Integrate Into Existing Apps

Posted March 7, 2014 at 8:16pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9122 views

Support for Apple CarPlay is relatively easy to integrate into existing applications, according to Brian Lakamp of iHeartRadio. The app was one of only a few to be given access to the feature ahead of its public unveiling, reports Fast Company.

“Apple is pretty selective about how they disclose information,” says Lakamp. “Apple made us aware of the opportunity. We were enthusiastic to participate and then worked closely with them to build the demo that they just demoed in Geneva.”

Adding CarPlay integration wasn't a major challenge as Apple's API works with existing applications.

“The way that Apple constructed this is a relatively thin layer that we need to build to copy existing apps that move some of the control and command structure to the console,” Lakamp says. “Then the console simply acts as a remote control to your app. It was a relatively light integration.”

Lakamp said integration "was fairly quick for us" and noted that "Apple has done a good job of doing what you need to do in a car."

An Apple employee revealed to site that only a few third party apps have been given access to the API because the company wants to go "slow and steady" with CarPlay. The employee said safety behind the wheel was a major concern and wouldn't say if more developers will get access once iOS 7.1 ships.

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shithead - March 7, 2014 at 9:18pm
But is Apple CarPlay Relatively Easy to Integrate Into Existing Cars?
Ismael Halprick - March 7, 2014 at 9:39pm
No. If it can't work on the first car of the 1800s then no.
shithead - March 7, 2014 at 10:40pm
your answer makes as much sense as your face, by which I mean you are ugly.
shithead - March 7, 2014 at 10:41pm
I now have to ask tho, does "the first car of the 1800s" still exist? you're still ugly, sir.
Lullaby - March 7, 2014 at 11:06pm
Stupid answer...
Thabet Alsayari - March 7, 2014 at 11:43pm
Owwww . Hahahaha
Nat - March 8, 2014 at 3:47am
Your reply makes as much sense as your life, is that decision worth making?
odedo2 - March 7, 2014 at 8:52pm
Just like apple bringing ideas to their products.
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