BeCouply should help eliminate some of the those, "What do you want to do?" "I dunno." types of conversations with your significant other. Those are the worst!
But how do you extend that to the car? You can launch it and ask what date ideas are nearby: brunch, bowling, etc.
No launch date on in-car availability.
What's more romantic than the chance to win a meet and greet with Motley Crue?!
"We can reduce the number of people reaching for their smartphones while driving."
Doug Vandagens, global director for Ford's connected services group, takes the stage.
New app: Wall Street Journal Live.
I wonder how long before we hear about an OkCupid local singles AppLink hook? Would that be too creepy? Yeah, maybe too creepy.
WSJ Live app starts on phone, plays to car and locks off phone from use while in use.
USA Today's David Payne takes the stage.
"We're finally entering the one place in people's lives where we're not already."
WSJ Live app, USA Today app integration sounds a lot like the NPR integration announced last year. Basically you listen to the Top Stories, Sports, and Finance while driving.
How do you get news, finance, sports content from a newspaper in the car? Audio.
Interesting that they're not using text-to-speech for the USA Today integration, but using human talent to read the stories.
"That's the type of innovation you'd expect from two great American companies."
Doug returns to the stage and introduces Aha, a radio app.
Aha is the app that I'm least surprised to see listed here. It's an obvious choice for this sort of application.
"Aha really brings a lot of great niche content you wouldn't find elsewhere."
By niche content, they mean your Twitter and Facebook feeds. LOL
Doug plugs Greater Media Inc., a radio conglomerate (95.7 BEN FM, 93.3 WMMR, 107.9 The Link, etc.)
On to the next app: Rhapsody, the 12-year-old streaming music playing service.
And the next: Kaliki, "which reads your favorite publications to you while you commute, in a real human voice." e.g. Men's Fitness or Star.
And the next, a big one: Amazon Cloud Player.
Enter Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music at Amazon.
Steve doesn't want you to rifle around your glovebox for your Mumford and Sons CD.
Amazon Cloud Player came about two years ago.
"The music is there when you want it, always. No need to sync it, no need to download it."
Amazon Cloud Player is sort of a big deal. Looks like most of the major streaming services are represented through AppLink... where's Spotify?!