VW open for apps
Volkswagen launches a contest for app submissions for its next-gen infotainment system.
Last year we got a sneak peek at Volkswagen's. Now, the company is soliciting the general public with a contest for applications to run on the new system.
The contest starts May 3 through the Web site App my Ride. And no, we don't like that name, either.
Volkswagen is looking for ideas for apps that would be useful to the driver or occupants of a car. The contest entry can be a good idea, a graphic for an app, or a full program. Here are Volkswagen's requirements:
- An idea for an app to be installed in a vehicle
- Graphic design of the user interface
- Programming in Adobe Flash/Flex
We find it interesting that Volkswagen wants the programming done in Flash, considering previous speculation about a Volkswagen/Apple alliance.
The contest details are still vague, with Volkswagen only saying that it will award 14,000 euros worth of prizes to winning contestants.