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Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Ziska, Dec 20, 2015.
Is there any way to add an app to the touchscreen?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
wk057 can add apps to his!
LOL.. I would definitely want the Doom App... Now where to I connect my Keyboard and Mouse :tongue:
That's the easy part. You can just plug them in the USB connectors. Getting Doom to work is a task of epic proportions