Automatic Transforms Your Car Into Rolling Smart App Platform
To attract even more third-party developers, Automatic also has made available its software development kit (SDK). It includes rich APIs that give access to a wealth of driving data -- webhooks and websockets for driving events like ignition on/off, check engine light status, and real-time location updates; real-time streams of speed, RPM, air intake, and data from many other sensors; and the ability to track mileage, routes, start/end location and times, and more.
"We’ve even got libraries and SDKs for iOS, Android, Ruby, node.js, PHP and others; rich documentation and sample apps; and a Developer Apps Manager, which lets you register new applications, get API keys, manage your developer account, and submit apps to production," Automatic said in a blog post. "We asked ourselves what a great API for a car would look like and built one that works for every car on the road today. Developers, start your engines!"
In order to support the wealth of new data that users have been requesting and to give developers more flexibility, Automatic also launched a 2nd generation car adapter. The new adapter supports dual Bluetooth data streams so that it can communicate with the Automatic mobile app and a third-party app at the same time.
Automatic's second generation adapter also boasts a built-in GPS, Made for iPhone (MFi) certification, and an updated connector so that it can fit better in more cars.