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over 7 years ago

New SYNC AppLink Emulator

Hi there, Moroccan taxi disruptors! Welcome to the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing what you build to improve taxi sharing culture in Rabat and Casablanca.

If you haven’t already, you might want to check out the competition resources page, which has a lot of helpful background information, as well as optional tech tools.

One optional tool we want to call out is the SYNC 3 AppLink Emulator, which Ford just released this week. The emulator is a software program that allows you to create AppLink-enabled apps and test how your app will look and work on a SYNC 3 interface — without access to an actual vehicle.

The emulator allows a smartphone to connect to your computer — just like it would normally connect to SYNC 3. The software platform then mimics SYNC 3 by connecting to the app running from your phone. You can set certain conditions, such as vehicle speed, location, temperature and mileage, to test how your app responds to each.

You can download the emulator at — you’ll need a Ford Developer account for access (create a developer account here).

You’re not required to use the SYNC emulator to be eligible for prizes, but we hope it’s helpful.


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