Faurecia-Aptoide, Catappult launch world’s first app distribution centre for cars
As of today, apps for cars have been available almost exclusively through the respective vehicle manufacturers. This is now set to change: Faurecia-Aptoide and Catappult plan to jointly launch an app distribution service for cars.
The two companies are already well established in the vehicle software market. Faurecia Aptoide Automotive is a joint venture between Forvia (formerly Faurecia) and Aptoide that brings together OEMs and app developers to shape the future of the linked car. The company’s portfolio currently includes more than 250 apps. Faurecia Aptoide already collborates with major automotive brands such as Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Catappult is an app distribution platform that offers Android developers a one-stop-shop solution to distribute their products worldwide.
With the new service available at Catappult, developers can now design and tune their apps for cars, manufacturers can customise their app stores, and users will have access to a wide range of apps and games tailored to their own interests and car capabilities.
The distribution centre will be made available to mobile app developers through Catappult as a one-stop shop for app distribution. This means that developers will not only be able to distribute their apps in the major global app stores, but from now on also in the top car brands to enhance consumers’ in-car digital experience.
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