Download GM SDK for developers
Thanks to the lightning-fast development of smartphones, there is an application to support, enhance or improve just about any facet of daily life. General Motors was among the first automakers to understand this and was an early adopter of smartphone integration for Apple and Android devices. Additionally, GM has already worked with its longtime telematics partner OnStar to develop apps to monitor vehicle health and other data points. Now the company wants to double down on this potential by offering GM software development kits (SDK) for app developers. Like their GM counterparts, third party app developers using the SDKs will have near total access to anything they need contained within a vehicle’s software to gain functionality.
“We want to let developers know that we are open for business,” Ed Wrenbeck, director of Application Ecosystem and Development, General Motors said in a press release. “Our customers want technology to safely allow them or their passengers to stay connected to the outside world no matter where they go. The NGI SDK allows developers to get creative and help us build apps that will create a safer, smarter and more efficient in-vehicle experience for customers.”
With almost 12 million connected (i.e. Wi-Fi capable) vehicles on the already, General Motors is already in a strong position to dominate this new automotive frontier.
How do GM SDK packages work?
- Vehicle speed and odometer readings
- Number of passengers in the vehicle
- Overall vehicle status, maintenance needs
Between the beginning of 2015 until the end of the following year, the number of people using the onboard Wi-Fi connection in GM vehicles exploded by almost 200 percent. Furthermore, 2016 was a record year for GM mobile app user with better than 225 million interactions.
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This is obviously an incredibly abbreviated list, the possibilities are nearly endless.
If you would like to see what GM applications can provide right now, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.