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Hello everyone. You can start developing for Android Auto today. Check out this DevByte and blog post to learn more about how the platform works, the SDKs are rolled out, and there is more material coming!

Blog post: http://goo.gl/XFTM3s
Documentation: http://developer.android.com/auto

Oh yeah, and make sure you watch the entire video, I star in a small exciting role at the end ...
 
Developers can begin developing for Android Auto today. Your existing audio and messaging  Android apps can extend to the car in a way that’s optimized for the driving experience, without having to worry about vehicle-specific hardware differences. Check out our blog post for more details. http://goo.gl/wgCFLs

#AndroidDev   #AndroidAuto  
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Well,
I had sent the mail 2 week ago,
but no more response,
What will I doing?
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sorry
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Second tutorial up for working with Android Auto - this time covering the messaging capabilities. +Wayne Piekarski Any clue on when we might get something new to work with from Auto? :)
    In November of 2014, Google provided developers with two simulators, one for media apps and another for message notifications, to start updating and testing apps to work with the new Android Auto platform. In a previous p...
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Wrote a tutorial on creating an app that works with Android Auto's Browser Service. Enjoy!
    During the 2014 I/O, Google made the announcement that Android would be available for in-vehicle systems, but left everyone hanging on the major details. Luckily, in November 2014 they released two simulator APKs for deve...
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Wayne Piekarski
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GDG Silicon Valley is hosting a MeetUp tonight on Automotive Linux and Android Auto, it starts at 6 pm tonight, for those of you who live in the Bay Area. http://www.meetup.com/gdg-silicon-valley/events/220000959/

Myself and a few other Googlers will also be attending in the audience, for those who have technical questions about Android Auto.
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Good to see you all at the meeting today! If you would like to discuss Android Auto further and get answers to your technical questions, please join our group on G+ at http://g.co/androidautodev

Also, we filmed some short DevByte videos that talk about Android Auto, that you might want to check out as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctiaVxgclsg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q96Sw6v4ULg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSVLuaOTIPk
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We are delighted to announce that Web2go now supports Android Auto.
With Web2go you can listen to any website, now also fully integrated with Android Auto.
The result is amazing and we can not wait to the first Android Car! Take a look in the video below!

During our work we have found the following limitations in Android Auto API:
1. You cannot dynamically update the list of tracks (children). This causes applications that download content from the Web to be slower as they cannot use cache and update the track list asynchronously.
2. In order to have progress bar, one must know in advance the duration of the track. This is not always possible in case the content is dynamic. It would be nice if one could update the duration asynchronously.

Android Auto team - We would be happy to send you APK so you can test our App. 
We would also be grateful if you can white-list our App for Android Auto (so we can upload it to Google Play).

Web2go team (admin@volacent.com)
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Hi Renato,
Thanks for the tips.
The second tip worked for me.
But the first issue is still not resolved.
When I call MediaBrowserService.notifyChildrenChanged(parentMediaId), there is no update of the items in the list.
I also saw that the onLoadChildren() method is not called.
Am I doing something wrong ?
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Does anyone know a rough timeline of API releases by Google for Android Auto ? When other APIs will be available? Messaging and music are interesting but I think there a lot of other "killer" apps for Android Auto.
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Yes !!! Google and others always thinking of the driver, that he does not use an app for safety. But what about the car-passenger ? Maybe a car-to-car communication during driving ? A game for the car-passenger, ... ... ?

I know that there are laws and restrictions, but it is also forbidden to drink and drive and people still doing it. People still using their phone to telephone.

+John Doe ´s right. Wake up ! We want to develop now apps for tomorrow !
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The system requires an Android phone (running Lollipop or better) that's plugged into the car, which then offers a special UI in the dash display that's specially designed to limit driver distraction. Voice dictation factors heavily into it — not surprising, considering the work Google has done in that space — but it's also in the way Material Design has been simplified, stripped down to its bare essentials. Brenner says that guidelines state that nothing should require the driver take their eyes off the road for more than a second and a half, and that certainly seems plausible after I spend time with it.

MATERIAL DESIGN HAS BEEN SIMPLIFIED, STRIPPED DOWN TO ITS BARE ESSENTIALS
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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!
 
somebody knows whether android auto supports multi touch ? apple car play seems not to support it
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I'm almost sure I saw someone using pinch to zoom google maps on a Pioneer Device with Android Auto. So it should work for other features as well.
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Ever time when I check this community for new Android Auto Developer API news, I am all like...
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1: Anyone know if voice responses are available with the current Android Auto messenger sim? I have a reply intent with a RemoteInput set up, but the app just throws a "Canned response sent" toast up rather than giving me an opportunity to speak a reply to pass to my broadcast receiver.

2: Is it possible to disable/hide the reply button? There's definitely going to be situations where I just want to send a notification that can have a read action without a reply

3: Is it possible to send an intent to the Android Auto media browser for a specific media service so it can start playing something like a live audio feed? I tried starting an intent to a MediaBrowserService that I made and know works when opening from the Media Sim/message read receiver, but that's probably an entirely wrong approach - 

Intent newIntent = new Intent( context, AutoMediaBrowserService.class );
context.startService( newIntent );

Thanks!
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+Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz Mmmmm.. That might be possible. I am not sure if passing null will cause issue or not. 
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I am having trouble in deploying the cloned repository of the downloaded android auto sample audio app in android studio . I just wanted to run the app and see its flow and control and understand from it on how to develop a sample auto app
 
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If you have the latest SDK, then you can import it from your samples as an Android project. Otherwise we need more information like Gradle Message in your output.
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Rob Marvin

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W3C to standardize Web access in connected cars
W3C launches Automotive Working Group, working with carmakers to develop Web standards for connected applications
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Great.. In 2027 it will almost ready do production!
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Can someone tell me which cars are currently out in market with android-auto ? There are some rumors, but I would like to know it in real :).

Maybe someone is in my near ;-).

+Wayne Piekarski 
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Hyundai Sonata will be the first car compatible more than likely.  It's hardware is compatible now.  Just needs an update.  Hyundai wants to be first.  
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Hi, I'm currently exploring the Android Auto, and ran into issues integrating with my own app.

I'm getting a "Package x.y.z validation failed" toast message everytime I tap on our app on Media Simulator, I dont see any logs in the DDMS though.

Anyone encountering the same issue? Thanks.
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The sample is also located in your SDK->Samples
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+Wayne Piekarski I am a little bit disappointed, that you can´t write apps with GUI on Android Auto. It is targeted to the driver, but what about the car passenger. He could e.x. play a game or watch a movie. Really cool issue would be a car2car communication.

What is the future of Android Auto ? Is this just another channel ?
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Yeah your right, but the law also says, dont use your radio during driving and we all do that and a radio is not forbidden, because it has an additional benefit. So Android Auto is in that category. An app is just a feature of your HMI. Like the radio or your navigation.

With using an app you have still the same safety like your using your radio, navigation, smoking or telephoning during driving. The car manufacturers will never ever provide their golden treasure of car-can-bus-interfaces to a developer. You will always get some read access to some data :). 

So I still dont see a valid reason, not to open the dashboard for more flexibility for developers.
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Hi,

I tried out the Android Auto Messaging sample. It works well, but I cant replay. How does this "reply on action" work ?
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Ok, I figured out, that it is not possible to respond over simulator. Not supported. 
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People living in Sao Paulo - Brazil who want to start developing for Android Auto are invited to our Meetup! Join us! #android   #androidauto  +GDG ABC 
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Olá pessoal!  Este será o primeiro Meetup do ano de 2015 e já virá cheio de novidades. Para começar o ano por dentro do que está rolando no mundo Google e da tecnologia, teremos uma palestra sobre as tendências tecnológicas para o ano de 2015, wearables, cloud, IoT, e muito mais. Na segunda parte do evento teremos uma palestra sobre o novo Android Auto que está cada vez mais perto de ser lançado e é uma ótima oportunidade de mercado para nós dese...
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Hello 

where do i register to get android auto Hardware development material

Thank You
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If you represent an OEM that wants to make devices, 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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