New GM application simplifies in-vehicle app development

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GM Dev Client enables approved app developers to test infotainment applications in a real GM vehicle once a proof-of-concept has been created using GM’s next-generation infotainment software development kit (NGI SDK).

The NGI SDK mimics real vehicle data and enables developers outside of GM to build apps without making frequent trips to Detroit, Michigan, to conduct testing on infotainment modules.

By the end of 2017, the NGI SDK will offer a template framework for developers such as a media player layout or a point of interest layout.

“By introducing GM Dev Client, we’re giving developers the missing link they need to finalize their applications. GM Dev Client will help us and external developers make sure the best in-vehicle apps are ultimately made available in GM vehicles, ensuring the best customer experience for drivers,” said John McFarland, director of global digital experience.

July 25, 2017

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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