Ford SYNC AppLink Enables Voice Control of Android & BlackBerry Apps

You may recalling hearing Ford SYNC commercials in various tech podcasts leading up to CES 2010. SYNC enables hands-free calling, turn-by-turn navigation, 911 assist, and getting news/weather/sports inforamtion by voice command.

Ford is announcing an enhancement this week called “SYNC AppLink”. This lets you voice control SYNC-enabled apps on Android and BlackBerry phones. The first three apps that are such enabled are:

– Pandora
– Stitcher
– OpenBeak: This BlackBerry app is the followon to TwitterBerry

The first car to get SYNC AppLink will be the 2011 Ford Fiesta.

Android and BlackBerry developers interested in making their apps work with SYNC AppLink can sign up at the link below to get more information.

Ford SYNC Mobile Application Developer Network

Publish date: April 20, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT