Android Auto users will soon see a wider range of navigation, parking and charging apps in the Play Store. As of today, Google allows third-party developers to push software in these categories into production. This means that you will soon see these apps appear in the Play Store.
Google first said it would open the market to a wider range of Android Auto applications in August last year. More recently, you have been able to check out some of them by applying to beta test them. Now it is no longer necessary. Prior to today’s expansion, Google allowed third-party developers to release messaging and media apps for Android Auto, but not much else. As 9to5Google notes that the company had been reluctant to open the platform to other types of programs. Much of it came down to the desire to ensure a safe experience for users. Even with today̵