Parrot launches Asteroid Market for its Android-based receivers
LAS VEGAS--At last year's CES, Parrot expanded its line of Asteroid line of Android-powered car stereo receivers to three models. For 2013, it is making it easier for developers to create apps to feed it.
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The apps that power the Parrot Asteroid are installed directly on the unit itself and don't necessarily require a smartphone to run, so Parrot needed to create an easy way to funnel these apps to the users.
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After launching the Asteroid Market on an Asteroid device, users can browse a variety of driver-centric apps in a variety of categories. Parrot tells us that there will also be a Web portal that's accesible via a traditional browser.
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Parrot's Market will offer apps for audio streaming, navigation, location services, and other car-appropriate services. Many apps are free, but some will cost money. App selection will vary from country to country.
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Parrot is also launching a developers' portal to help programmers adapt their apps to the App Radio hardware.