HARMAN announced the introduction of the HARMAN Ignite Store Developers Portal – a developer hub dedicated to the Android Automotive developer community. Through the Developers Portal, those developing to the Android Automotive open operating system can deploy automotive apps – which OEMs can then easily scale and manage to drive new digital touchpoints with their customers through the HARMAN Ignite Store.
As the cloud continues to drive both disruption and opportunity across mobility, the Ignite Store Developers Portal applies HARMAN’s decades of expertise across automotive and technology segments to accelerate the creation, deployment and consumer adoption of in-vehicle apps. Android developers now can benefit from toolkits, technical documentation, access to APIs, and HARMAN’s existing network of OEMs, while automotive manufacturers can more easily infuse technology, control experiences and implement digital revenue generators through a curated store featuring apps that are pre-certified by HARMAN. In the end, consumers benefit from a connected automotive experience that is rich and dynamic, but also optimized to be easily accessible in the vehicle.
Starting today, developers can access the new HARMAN Ignite Store Developers Portal to create and deploy media applications for HARMAN Ignite Store through a self-service platform. Developers will receive access to resources including toolkits, technical documentation, best practices, code samples, trainings and other development aids – along with the ability to collaborate, test and document applications directly within the Portal. OEMs will have access to expert teams within HARMAN who will help affirm newly-developed solutions and place each application through a confirmation process to ensure it is effective and appropriate for the mobility environment.
Automotive manufacturers will have full discretion over the in-vehicle implementation of the applications through the HARMAN Ignite Store – a leading connected vehicle platform for in-vehicle app stores globally. In addition to creating a stand-out experience for consumers with content that is consistently fresh and personalized, OEMs can also benefit from digital revenue streams and minimize traditional costs associated with pursuing new technology solutions.