Introducing the Ford Sync AppLink Hackathon 2013, a unique event where developers and new technology meet over 24 hours to produce and integrate amazing apps with the Ford SYNC AppLink Platform.
Prizes are on offer for the integration of your existing smartphone apps and the also to those who build brand new AppLink-enabled apps on the weekend.
What is SYNC AppLink?
AppLink is a platform that allows developers to extend the command of their smartphone apps into Ford vehicles through the steering wheel mounted buttons, radio buttons, voice control and inbuilt display. We'll have a suite of APIs available for developers to AppLink-enable their apps, and SDKs for iOS and Android.
Integrating your apps with AppLink provides a great distribution channel for your apps. Ford has already sold over 2 million Ford vehicles worldwide with AppLink, and will be shipping many more in the future.
Get featured in the Ford Catalog App which allows Ford customers to discover AppLink-enabled apps.
Held in a smartly appointed industrial warehouse in North Melbourne, the Ford SYNC AppLink Hackathon will bring together developers, entrepreneurs, technology leaders, and mentors for 24 hours of hacking and creating. Highlights include:
Best Existing App Integration: $4,000 in cash
Best New App: $4,000 in cash
Best Pitch Idea: iPhone 5s
Best Feature: 1-year Spotify Premium subscriptions for the team
Date: Saturday 23 November - Sunday 24 November
Time: Registration commences at 7:30am, hacking starts at 9:00am
Location: Two Ton Max, 124 Langford Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
PLACES ARE LIMITED. Register now and join other teams developing for this revolutionary platform.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
*The cash prizes are subject to terms and conditions that will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.
Intellectual property: The work each team performs over the weekend remains the intellectual property of the participants. It is the responsibility of the teams, particularly new teams formed for the purpose of the event, to manage how any intellectual property is collectively owned by the group. Ford/Imagination/York Butter Factory is indemnified from any dispute arising of IP claims within teams for IP created at the event.