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Tesla App Store

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

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Should Tesla create an App Store?

  1. Yes

    71.4%
  2. No

    28.6%
  1. tropical1

    tropical1 Member

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    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

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    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
     
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  3. nexusone

    nexusone Member

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    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.
     
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