TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Tesla App Store

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by tropical1, Dec 19, 2018.


Should Tesla create an App Store?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. tropical1

    tropical1 Member

    Dec 8, 2015
    Odessa, FL
    Sent Elon a tweet about this. Think we need a Tesla App Store if possible. Would be a good revenue stream and could add unlimited functionality assuming it could be made secure and firewalled from the driving functions. I would really like weather radar on the maps but there are all sorts of things that could be done. Also thinking Tesla is the only manufacturer that could pull this off. Do others agree?
  2. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

    Jan 18, 2014
    Yes, but it will likely never happen.

    Back in 2013 or so Elon promised us a developers SDK to create apps (and an app store or some other distribution method). He also promised us a Chrome-based browser, but that also has never happened.

    Tesla could do it, but that is a large undertaking to make sure that the apps and OS are appropriately sandboxed, and Tesla's clear priority right now is AP and Full Self Driving.

    Tesla would also have to review and validate each app (like Apple does), and they don't have those kinds of resources. Also, if a rogue app breaks your phone, not a big deal if you can't play HQ. But if an app breaks your car, people could get killed.

    There are a few web-based apps that help (a little). See: qTesla
    • Informative x 1
  3. nexusone

    nexusone Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    They wont even make the apps that are already developed available. F* Tesla. I've never been less pleased with a car company after a purchase.
    • Like x 1

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.