Parrot builds upon the strength of the Parrot ASTEROID line, the most advanced consumer range of connected solutions running on Android for the car, with the announcement of several new applications for the Parrot ASTEROID Market, the first platform to download applications adapted to in-vehicle use.
Since the launch of the new Parrot ASTEROID line in March 2013, users of Parrot ASTEROID Smart, Tablet and Mini have enjoyed access to an exclusive catalogue of apps (free and paid) dedicated to the car, with an extensive selection of smart services and applications: GPS navigation solutions, traffic, music libraries and online radio, driving assistance… and much more. Uploaded directly to the Parrot ASTEROID Smart, Tablet or Mini, these apps are independent from Smartphones. The ASTEROID Market is available in more than 30 countries, offering applications adapted to each market.
The new additions to the Parrot ASTEROID Market’s lineup of applications provide consumers with a further enhanced, connected and informed driving experience.
Facebook for ASTEROID
Facebook has joined the connected car revolution with their recent release of an official app for the Parrot ASTEROID lineup, the first app from Facebook designed for the automotive environment.
Created for the ASTEROID platform (Android for the car), Facebook for ASTEROID helps drivers safely stay connected to the latest updates from friends and family. Utilizing their ASTEROID Tablet or Smart, drivers can see what friends are up to, share updates, photos and videos, receive notifications when friends like and comment on their posts, text, chat and have group conversations, play games, use their favorite Facebook apps and check in wherever they go.
*Certain app functions may not be available while the vehicle is in motion.
Other New Additions to the Parrot ASTEROID Market
|Using advanced voice synthesis, the ASTEROID Mail application announces user e-mails out loud. A notification alerts the user when a new message arrives. Adapted for use in the car, ASTEROID Mail offers pre-configured replies enabling the user to easily answer contacts with brief messages.|
|VLC media player for Asteroid plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), similar to the desktop version of VLC. VLC for Asteroid provides a media library for audio and video files, and allows users to browse folders directly.|
|Recargo is the EV community powered by its users. Members of the community can find electric vehicle charging stations nearby, plan trips, share photos, and stay connected with news from PluginCars.com and the Recargo community.|
|Glympse is the easiest way to safely share location information with others in real time. Sign-up is not required, and there is no new social network to manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view the user’s ETA and location in real-time for the user’s chosen length of time.|
|Roadhub is the first Business app for the car, connected to the user’s Salesforce CRM / Business tools. Features include:|
Parrot ASTEROID Market: a platform dedicated to developers
Running on Android adapted to the car environment, the Parrot ASTEROID range provides an Open Source solution for developers, an upgradable and compatible multi-platform.
To provide consumers with more and more innovative services, Parrot made available to developers a free ‘Development Guide’ available at https://devzone.parrot.com.
There they can take advantage of tutorials, examples and numerous tools, and benefit from the support of a dedicated technical team, from the conception of new apps to their sales on the ASTEROID Market.
For more info please visit www.parrot.com.