Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Supervisor
In April, we introduced our first model of the Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack, reaching a milestone to let builders publish their navigation, parking, charging apps on the Google Play Retailer.
Immediately, we’re saying that version 1.1 is in alpha, which brings the next options to builders:
- Signal-in template – Permits customers to sign up to your app immediately from the automobile display whereas parked.
- Lengthy Message template – Means that you can present lengthy messages like phrases of service to customers as a part of the setup movement whereas parked.
- A number of-length textual content – Completely different automobile display sizes could present completely different quantities of textual content. We added an API you need to use to specify a number of variants of a textual content string in choose templates to suit completely different display sizes.
- Map Interactivity – Now you can add capabilities akin to zooming and panning to your navigation template.
For the whole checklist of adjustments, please see the release notes. To start out constructing your app for the automobile, try our up to date developer documentation, car quality guidelines and design guidelines.
These library options can be found for testing solely with the Desktop Head Unit. We’ll announce when these options can be found to run in vehicles sooner or later.
For those who’re eager about becoming a member of our Early Entry Program sooner or later, please fill out this interest form. You will get began with the Android for Vehicles App Library immediately, by visiting g.co/androidforcars.