0
Mobile & Wireless

Baidu, Ford partner on hackathon for in-car apps

Thursday 28 February 2013 | 12:30 CET | News
Chinese search services provider Baidu and automaker Ford collaborated to reward developers for creating in-car applications during a hackathon. All of the 26 applications were built with technologies and application development tools offered by the Baidu Cloud Developer Center and were integrated into Ford's AppLink system, which allows drivers to run voice-controlled applications on their phones. In addition to APIs and SDKs already available in the Baidu Cloud Developer Center, Baidu opened APIs, including music and facial recognition for this hackathon. Some of the integrated applications allowed drivers to send SMS or post weibo or microblog entries by voice, while others enabled drivers to ask questions about buildings, billboards or landmarks they drove by, with answers pushed to their cars from the cloud. First prize for individual engineer in the hackathon went to Gao Yuan, who built an application featuring a two-option multiple choice quiz game with the driver. Yuan's app won her a trip to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress in February.


Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours. Subscribe now.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Baidu
Countries: World
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

MWC2013


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






smartphone penetration still on a rise
Netherlands  |  2015 Q1

Calendar   /   Industry Events

05 Aug CenturyLink Q2 2015
05 Aug Interxion Q2 2015
05 Aug NTT fiscal Q1
05 Aug Aerohive Networks Q2 2015
05 Aug AVG Technologies Q2 2015
05 Aug Motorola Solutions Q2 2015
05 Aug Dish Network Q2 2015
05 Aug Mitel Q2 2015
05 Aug Fairpoint Communications Q2 2015
05 Aug Sky Deutschland fiscal Q4
06 Aug Vimpelcom Q2 2015
06 Aug Netia Q2 2015
06 Aug HTC Q2 2015
06 Aug Ubiquiti Networks fiscal Q4
06 Aug Teleste Q2 2015
06 Aug Novatel Wireless Q2 2015
06 Aug Sierra Wireless Q2 2015
06 Aug Nvidia Q2 2015
06 Aug Softbank fiscal Q1
06 Aug Lumos Networks Q2 2015
06 Aug Zynga Q2 2015
06 Aug Cogent Q2 2015
06 Aug Extreme Networks fiscal Q4
06 Aug Boingo Wireless Q2 2015
06 Aug GoGo Q2 2015
06 Aug Bell Canada Q2 2015
06 Aug Arista Networks Q2 2015
06 Aug Windstream Q2 2015
06 Aug Kabel Deutschland fiscal Q1
06 Aug Freenet Q2 2015
06 Aug Deutsche Telekom Q2 2015
06 Aug Telecom Italia Q2 2015
::: More Calendar Items