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Ford Developer Program now open to all, we go hands-on with new apps on Sync

Ford Developer Program now open to all, we go hands-on with new apps on Sync

A couple days ago here at CES 2013, Ford held their presser and announced a few new things, specifically concerning the company's Developer Program for its in-car Sync AppLink API. Ford announced open and free availability of the SDK to any mobile app developer. We ended up stopping by the company's booth to find out more, and got some quality hands-on time with the platform.

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Ford AppLink expands with Amazon Cloud Player and a developer-friendly future

Ford AppLink expands with Amazon Cloud Player and a developer-friendly future

This week Ford has made it clear that they're pushing forward with the app connection between their vehicles and apps of all kinds, not least of these being Amazon's Cloud Player. This new integration works with Ford's SYNC AppLink, here appearing with voice commands so you'll be able to switch through songs and albums by speaking commands out loud. This release was joined by apps such as Glympse for navigation and point-of-interest locating as well as SINA (weibo.com) for instant updates for microblogging, news, and weather overseas.

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Ford Developer Program announced to bring 3rd party groups into the fold

Ford Developer Program announced to bring 3rd party groups into the fold

This week the folks at Ford have introduced their mobile app Developer Program for SYNC AppLink. This program works not just with its own developer groups, but with third party groups as well. What this means for you, the everyday awesome developer, is that you'll be able to create apps that work specifically with Ford's interfaces on their next-generation vehicles via USB or Bluetooth, and you'll be able to do it really, really soon!

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Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

While we've got all sorts of cool little gadgets to check out here at CES, a number of car manufacturers are also showing off whats new with their vehicles. One of these car manufacturers is Ford, which today announced that Rhapsody will soon be available in Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink. This is the first time Rhapsody has been fully integrated with vehicles, so this is certainly pretty big for the popular music streaming service.

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Ford on track to hit 2.2 million US sales in 2012

Ford on track to hit 2.2 million US sales in 2012

If you're a loyal Ford owner, then you might like to know that 2012 is shaping up to be another great year for the company. Ford announced today that it's on track to hit 2.2 million US sales in 2012, marking the second consecutive year it settles above the the 2 million mark. That isn't bad at all, especially when you consider Ford's claim that it's the only manufacturer to hit 2 million sales in the US since 2007.

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Lincoln MKC compact crossover tipped for Detroit Auto Show 2013

Lincoln MKC compact crossover tipped for Detroit Auto Show 2013

The next generation Ford Lincoln MKC compact crossover vehicle has been tipped to be appearing for the first time at the Detroit Auto Show 2013. This vehicle has been said to be appearing by the Detroit Bureau where they're confident that this downsized crossover-utility vehicle will be one of many similar vehicles to be showing their face for the first time officially. The MKC has been said to be sharing many features with the Ford Escape (as pictured below) save for many luxury features that've been cut out to make this machine more affordable for the mass market.

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US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

A senior exec from a US car manufacturer stuck the knife in on false Hyundai and Kia fuel-economy claims, quietly reporting the foreign marques for "cheating" to the EPA. A "credible" VP from a domestic automaker made the claims back in 2010, former EPA exec Margo Oge confirmed to Automotive News, though declined to confirm which of the brands dropped their Korean rivals in it.

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