Brian Lakamp do iHeartRadio falou com a Fast Company sobre a integração com o CarPlay.
O iHeartRadio é um dos 4 parceiros que tem no presente no CarPlay.
Brian não pode falar muito, óbvio. Mas disse que o painel do carro atua como um controle remoto do app. E como tudo Apple, foi bem simples.
Em tempo, a Mercedes quer integrar o CarPlay em modelos antigos.
“The way that Apple constructed this is a relatively thin layer that we need to build to copy existing apps that move some of the control and command structure to the console,” Lakamp says. “Then the console simply acts as a remote control to your app. It was a relatively light integration.” […]
“Apple provided twin lanes for the UI and a framework for the UI to operate within, and so made that part of it relatively easy as well. It’s a relatively straightforward directory structure and a player structure that has a limited set of controls, or limited set of things you can do. They’ve got a consistency of feel on the platform, as you might expect from Apple, and a simplicity around how you browse through a menu of choices,” says Lakamp. (traduzir)