Bringing richer navigation, charging, parking apps to extra Android Auto customers

Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Supervisor

Illustration of car interior with map, parking and gas symbols

Right this moment, we’re releasing the beta of Android for Cars App Library version 1.1. Your Android Auto apps utilizing options that require Automotive App API stage 2+ like map interactivity, car’s {hardware} information, multiple-length textual content, lengthy message and sign-in templates, can now be utilized in vehicles with Android Auto 6.7+ (which were previously limited to Desktop Head Unit solely).

Two Android Auto GIF examples. Left GIF is 2GIS and right GIF is TomTom

With this announcement, we’re additionally completing the transition to Jetpack and can not be accepting submissions constructed with the closed supply library (com.google.android.libraries.automobile.app). For those who haven’t already, we encourage you emigrate to the AndroidX library now.

For the complete record of adjustments in beta01, please see the release notes. To start out constructing your app for the automobile, take a look at our up to date developer documentation, car quality guidelines and design guidelines.

For those who’re enthusiastic about becoming a member of our Early Entry Program to get entry to new options early sooner or later, please fill out this interest form. You will get began with the Android for Vehicles App Library at present, by visiting g.co/androidforcars.

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