Dash Updates and Opens Platform - New Apps on Dash Express
Cool stuff ahead with the Dash - they have opened up their platform to other developers as they roll out applications that illustrate the capabilities. The Dash is a pretty amazing GPS with 2-way connectivity that allows for a platform to push information to the unit while you are on the road. Given the flexibility, they are starting to push a lot of things: real estate information, weather, red light cameras, and even geo-encode their Outlook calendars to route right to the address of their next appointments.
Hunting for the home of your dreams? Coldwell Banker® allows consumers to search for homes with the "Coldwell Banker Home Search" button. It allows Dash drivers to access real estate listings and property details from their vehicle and instantly create a route to them.
When and where is my meeting? Access calendar events, then dynamically route to meetings with Funambol's "myFUNAMBOL Calendar" button. It allows Dash users access to their electronic calendars (from virtually any source, e.g. Outlook, Yahoo! and Google) from their Dash Express. Calendar items are updated automatically and users can route directly to any address listed.
What's that tune? Mediaguide enables Dash Drivers to easily find out the names of tunes playing on their radios. By simply taping the "BakTrax Radio" button, Dash users can see a list of the last three songs that just played on their favorite AM or FM stations.
Speed trap ahead? Furthering Dash's belief in the power of a driver network, the "Trapster® Find Traps Now" button not only gives Dash Drivers access to Trapster's information about live speed traps and red light sensors, but also enables Dash Drivers to contribute speed trap information back to other Trapster users in their area.
WeatherBug's "MyWeatherBug" button is available for the Dash. It provides Dash Drivers with up-to-the-second information about current and future weather conditions while on the road.
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Posted by Scott Martin at May 16, 2008 9:24 PM