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adding an app to the screen?

tomas

Out of warranty...
Oct 22, 2012
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Not yet. Many of us have 3rd party app toolkit high on our list. Have been asking for it for years, so tesla must be aware. I'm not an avid librarian, so I don't know if tesla has ever indicated it was in plan. Anybody? Best you can do now is web app within constraints of browser.
 

BertL

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Aug 19, 2015
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Carlsbad, CA
... I'm not an avid librarian, so I don't know if tesla has ever indicated it was in plan. Anybody?...
No official confirmation with target date for deployment, but yes, many have mentioned this as a desire -- including recent voting work that went on re 7.1 and future releases.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
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Texas
The prototype screen had an Apps button, and Telsa said there would eventually be developer APIs. I wouldn't hold my breath until after Model 3 comes out.
 

wayner

Active Member
Oct 29, 2014
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Toronto
I wonder why this hasn't happened yet, or I wonder if they are rethinking how to do this since stuff like CarPlay and Android Auto has come out since this was originally envisioned.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,792
23,121
Texas
I wonder why this hasn't happened yet, or I wonder if they are rethinking how to do this since stuff like CarPlay and Android Auto has come out since this was originally envisioned.
With the focus on Autopilot, Model X and the upcoming Model 3, I doubt they have resources (programmers) available. When you don't have enough programmers to write a "shuffle favourites" procedure, writing an SDK, or even providing a few APIs is not going to happen anytime soon.
 

Cebe

Member
Dec 13, 2014
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Canada
I'd guess security and tech support. Last thing they need a bad press because of a security fault through an app, or people asking questions as to how to fix a problem. Also, they'd probably (sadly) be looking for setting up an "app store" like place where everything would have to get reviewed, etc. May be easier to improve the browser, get service workers support, let us bookmark and locally cache pages...
 

tezzla

Supporting Member
Jul 14, 2013
651
283
SoCal
wk057 can add apps to his!
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