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Saturday, July 20, 2013

This Is What To Expect When Developing An AppRadio Compatible App

Pioneer has a website setup for app developers who wish to make their apps AppRadio compatible. The website gives developers access to Pioneer's Software Development Kit (SDK). In order to gain access to Pioneer's site your app must already be available for download from the App Store or Google Play. The process of getting the app approved by both, Apple or Google and Pioneer, can be lengthy. Here are flow charts from Pioneer showing what to expect during the app development process for both, iOS and Android.

Pioneer also enforces an agreement with developers that prohibits them to divulge any information to the public during the development process. So there isn't much out there regarding details of the SDK or the actual process itself. AppRadio compatible app lists have grown since the AppRadio was first announced a couple of years ago. New AppRadio compatible apps aren't heard of until they actually become available for download.

The only exception was at last year's Pioneer Hackathon which showcased potential app concepts from developers. But we haven't seen any of those apps become available for download yet.

So if you're an app developer and want to make your app AppRadio compatible visit the AppRadio Development website and sign up for the SDK and other resources available there.

Flow charts source: Pioneer


  1. What happened to Appradio dev and its community? I'm trying to find its SDK but is already down.

    Appradio is such a very promising platform and product which could rival with Apple Carplay and Android Auto but seems like Pioneer doesn't have balls to push it further. Tsk tsk.

    1. Yes! I'm in the same boat. Trying to find an official SDK for AppRadio but nothing found


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