First-ever AppRadio™ Hackathon

The first-ever AppRadio™ Hackathon presented by Pioneer Electronics at the 2012 SEMA Show will bring creative minds within the app developer community together with the Show's exhibitors.

Pioneer has tasked app developers to work non-stop to create the next big app to work with Pioneer’s AppRadio™, an in-dash car stereo that controls compatible apps directly from its touchscreen.

The 69-hour event will span the length of the SEMA Show, beginning Tuesday, October 30, and concluding with an award presentation, Friday, November 2. Developers will work around the clock for a chance to take home more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. First, second and third place winners will be awarded in three app categories, including:

  • Voice Interface SNS application: Develop a mobile application software proposal and business plan for safe in-vehicle use of Social Networking Services (SNS) through a voice recognition and text-to-speech interface.
  • Location Based Services application: Develop a mobile application software proposal and business plan for geo-fenced or geo-tagged automotive related location based services (LBS).
  • SEMA Member automotive accessory application: Develop a mobile application software proposal and business plan for safe in-vehicle use of Social Networking Services (SNS) through a voice recognition and text-to-speech interface.