Opening up their platforms to let developers build an ecosystem on top of it has been a key to success for top tech firms from Apple to Facebook. But they’re not alone. TomTom Telematics opened up its Webfleet platform to devs a few years ago and now has over 45,000 devs using its APIs.
Car companies from Ford and GM to Toyota and BMW, are racing to transform the car into a platform. According to Programmableweb's own Janet Wagner, Ford recently released an API to connect its SYNC AppLink system to developer apps.