Last weekend, Ford held its second annual Sync AppLink Developer Challenge at the Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco. The winner of the developer challenge was an app called Dates.fm. By winning the developer challenge and team behind the app now has the opportunity to further develop a Sync AppLink enabled version of the app to show off at CES next January.
The Dates.fm app was created by BeCouply and is similar to an existing BeCouply app already in private beta. The idea behind the app is to make it fun and easy to discover date ideas, capture special moments, and connect with other couples. There’s also a BeCouply subscription service in private beta works with local venues and national partners to send couples on all-inclusive dates each month.
The idea for the Dates.fm services similar to that BeCouply app. Basically the Dates.FM app would run as a couple drives around the city, and it would tell them fun things they do on a date nearby. The driver or passenger could “heart” the ideas they like and want to return to try later. The goal is to make it where couples can set up interesting dates while the driving.
The AppLink Developer Challenge is intended to help stimulate ideas with mobile app developers and to give them the opportunity to hack their apps to use the AppLink API to operate inside Ford vehicles. The developers behind the Dates.FM app is fittingly a dating couple named Becky Cruze and Pius Uzamere. Dates.fm will be the app featured in Ford’s presence at CES 2013.