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Audio apps rock on #AndroidAuto . This blog post by +Joshua Gordon shows how the APIs help you create a great in-car user experience. #AndroidDev  http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2015/03/developing-audio-apps-for-android-auto.html
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I have a question about notifications on android auto. How to send multiple notifications to both Wear and Auto? For Wear i send multiple notifications one by one setting the same group. For auto, in MessagingService sample, you send just 1 notification, adding multiple messages to UnreadConversation.Builder.
So how to achieve both? I could use 2 separates NotificationCompat.Builder, one for Wear and one for Auto, but this way i will see notifications twice on the phone.
An alternative would be, if possible, to send specific notifications just to car.
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You can get the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX Android Auto head unit on Amazon now for only $570 ...
While the unit carries an MSRP of $700, Amazon's deal marks it down from its previous list price of $849.99. While it's still a tad expensive, the discount makes it a bit easier to get some Android Auto into your car: Get the...
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Hi, Does anyone have an idea of how to introduce the secondary actions in Android Auto Media App? Android Auto Media Guidelines have mentioned that you can have four primary actions and four secondary actions. Kindly help me.
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Set the colorPrimaryDark attribute on your theme. See an example on Universal music player: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-UniversalMusicPlayer/blob/master/mobile/src/main/res/values/styles.xml
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Is it possible to start the navigation from a messaging app? For example, I send a notification: "I'm waiting for you at [location]". Now there's only a reply button, but I'd like a "Navigate to" button. 
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"Currently that's not possible" is the current status of Android Auto :(
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Sam Lee

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Hello,
I have a question.
Does Android Auto work with Nexus 5 only? What shall I do if I want to use it in my galaxy phone?
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Thank all of you. The link was very useful.
And I found that I didn't say where am I.
I'm not in U.S. or G.B. so the AutoCheck page showed me "Sorry, Android Auto is not available in all countries. Some Lollipop or higher phones may not be compatible with Android Auto." with big 'X' image.
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Hey !

I'm speaking about Android Auto at some awesome Droidcon. The point is to bootstrap the dev into Android Auto. 
What would you say to an Android Dev about Android Auto ?
Tips, feedbacks ? What to avoid ? What is amazing ?

Damien
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Is there currently a way to detect when android auto has been connected to the phone? or when the phone is in android auto mode?
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Unfortunately there is no documentation on it, but I am sure you can do that. But we all have to wait for new news. I think you can also get GPS from your car ;-).
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Guys, I have a question for you: to "test" Android Auto is it necessary to have one of those Pioneer systems or virtually any board with an Android OS can be used as counterpart for the smartphone? I mean, the Jedroid (Android on Jetson) can be used as such?
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Ok, I'll try that. Cheers
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You can now hit the road with Android Auto. Developers, it’s time to get your Android Auto enabled apps published to the Play Store. I just wrote a blog post http://goo.gl/uYA9RR discussing the steps to enable your apps for Android Auto and the hardware that is now available for consumers. Enjoy your Android Auto experience!

#AndroidDev   #AndroidAuto 
 
You can now hit the road with Android Auto. Developers, it’s time to get your Android Auto enabled apps published to the Play Store. This blog post (http://goo.gl/uYA9RR) by +Wayne Piekarski discusses the steps to enable your apps for Android Auto and the hardware that is now available for consumers.

#AndroidDev   #AndroidAuto  
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Hi, When this will be made available in India for download?
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How to get android auto library or source code? Is it only available to auto manufactures?
If we want to build a device integrating android auto, what can we do to get android auto library?
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The SDK for developing apps is available from developer.android.com/auto ... If you represent an OEM that wants to make devices for vehicles, then Android has an official page you can visit to find out more about this. The page contains contact details and what information you should submit: https://source.android.com/compatibility/contact-us.html
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This is the official community for Android Auto Developers on Google+. Android Auto lets you engage users in new ways while they're in the car. Find out how to get your app ready to hit the road!
 
Does anybody know if Android Auto will be released as an optional installation upgrade for infotainment systems that actually have MirrorLink capabilities?
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+Albert Ribas no they will probably not do it. Im 99℅ sure they won't. Only thing you can do is buy an after market unit...
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Anil Kumar

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Where can we find the Android auto apps? 
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+Anil Kumar​ Please clarify your question 
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For some reason media-browser-simulator.apk does not show/use "colorPrimaryDark" but instead uses "colorPrimary". In addition it seems to pick the color from the main app theme and not in the car specific theme (declared using <meta-data android:name="com.google.android.gms.car.application.theme"...)

Is this a bug in the media browser simulator?  Is there a better way to test without using a real head unit (e.g a newer version of the simulator)?
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Thank you for helping. So we don't clutter this forum, I sent you all the info you requested as a private message.
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王巍

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How to join the Open Automotive Alliance? We can't find the detail infos on http://www.openautoalliance.net.
There are over 1 billion cars on the road today. We rely on our cars for so many things in our lives, but right now the connection between them and the other mobile technology in our lives isn't always seamless. The Open Automotive Alliance is a group of leading automakers and technology ...
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We have the same question, as we have some new use cases for other modes of transport.
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hy... Does anyone know if there is a spec for the comunication between android auto and rhe car system? as we all know the smartphone does all the work and i think there must be a possibility to run android auto on a wince car system... what do you think? 
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Chris F

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Help!

There are numerous posts below about requests for the Car side hardware requirements, API, code, etc for Android Auto. All with no real answers. Pioneer is making compatible devices, but there are no details for the DIY community yet. Am i missing something? or is this "Top Secret"?.. I'm hoping this information is released soon, as the community seems eager to start developing DIY hardware.

Chris
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+Chris F Yeah.  I've seen reference, ONCE, to Google having some sort of portable C++ library - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNKGM4ss5Sc&feature=player_detailpage#t=59

From what I can gather, it's based on the ADK protocol, but it clearly has some big extensions past the currently defined ADK protocol that are not documented.

That video is pretty much the sum total of all documentation I've been able to find on the car side of things.  (Although I haven't watched the full 50-minute I/O 2014 presentation yet.)
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Recieved my aftermarket unit from Pioneer yesterday! I noticed that some features like calls are not working in Android Auto yet.... So I guess Google still has to update the android auto app. #AndroidAuto
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Awesome +Gabriel Leovac​. I'm surprised if worked at all with the old gmscore.
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hi, all , I hava problem. the app whose support Android Auto, install where  phone ? Auto?
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android os should be upgrade to 5.1
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I am able to get the playback controls like play , pause , shift to previous and next . How to display the queue though which shows up in the sample app in the extreme left bottom corner ?Any ways and suggestions
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So now that you can pick up an Android Auto enabled unit from +pioneerelectronics at Best Buy, when are consumer info pages along with +Google Play and the +Google Support page going to be updated?
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We just launched everything today! See the blog post http://goo.gl/uYA9RR for more details!
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