DevBeat 2013 During the 2013 DevBeat Makethon, developers and makers will get a chance to work with Ford's SYNC AppLink Technology Development Kit (TDK) and Software Development Kit (SDK). With the TDK and SDK, developers can make and create exciting new apps that may access simulated vehicle data such as location, speed, drive train status which can link to any Android or iOS device. Leading up to the makeathon developers can form teams and collaborate on ideas in our makeathon forum. Ford will pick one winner with the best idea using the SYNC TDK and SDK and give that team their own TDK ($5,000 value) and the opportunity to continue development of their app for potential commercial launch. The winning team will also receive an all-expense paid trip to showcase their app as part of the Ford display at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

DevBeat Session:

Ford will host a Master Class on how to connect your Android or iOS device to the SYNC TDK with the AppLink SDK, and create apps which can interact with the vehicle. From there, let your imagination run wild; use the TDK to interact with the outside world OR, use the outside world to present information inside the vehicle with the TDK.

  • John Ellis
    John Ellis

    Global Technologist & Head of Ford Developer Program

  • Julius Marchwicki
    Julius Marchwicki

    Global Product Manager for SYNC AppLink

  • Scott Burnell
    Scott Burnell

    Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management


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