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Android 5 Programming by Example by Kyle Mew

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Android Auto

Android Auto apps are apps that, when connected to a compatible car dashboard, run certain restricted content on the driver's dashboard. When developing for cars, the primary concern has to be safety and no Auto app that does not meet these strict standard will not be published on the Play store. Many Android apps are far too distracting to be suitable for use when driving. In fact, Android Auto really only supports two functions: audio playback and text-to-speech messaging. It is beyond the scope of this book to explore this comprehensively, but this is certainly a good time to see how such apps are set up and how to use the media and messaging simulators provided in the SDK. First though, we need to take a look at the safety rules ...

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