Back in the day, you needed to be on the lookout for giant inflatable animals and people waving brightly colored signs to find a great deal while on the road. ROXIMITY and Ford SYNC® AppLink™ may change that.
This free iOS app offers location-aware alerts for sales and discounts based on the specific interests of the user. So instead of only highlighting one deal per city, it sends music aficionados info on local concerts while informing foodies of the buy-one-get-one offer at the local bistro.
Drivers of SYNC AppLink equipped Ford vehicles are able to take this experience to a whole new level.1 When your compatible phone is connected to SYNC and AppLink is activated, drivers can simply use voice commands to ask ROXIMITY for special deals nearby as they drive. SYNC can even be told to contact the retailer by phone to take advantage of an offer.2
ROXIMITY was created in 2011 during a 24-hour programming event known as the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. After being declared the winner of the SYNC App Developer Challenge at the event, ROXIMITY was given access to the Ford SYNC AppLink application programming interface. This allowed the team to integrate its new idea with the in-vehicle connectivity system. As a result, the app is the first to launch with AppLink compatibility from day one.
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1) Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use SYNC/MyFord Touch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. SYNC is available on select Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
2) SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platform. Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software.