Product designer Hans van de Bruggen (@deleetdesign) recently shared a new concept exploring what a Tesla App Store where customers could download third-party apps for their cars could look like (via Tesla North).
What if Tesla had an app store? I put together this prototype to see what it might be like. What apps would you want to see?
— CHROME DELEET (@deleetdesign) February 16, 2022
Earlier this month, reports surfaced of Tesla working on third-party app support for its electric cars. Take a look at what Hans imagines an app description would look like in the Tesla App Store:
While the designer’s concept clearly takes inspiration from Apple’s App Store, Tesla would likely take a more bespoke approach.
Tesla already has dedicated apps for video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube and music streaming services like Spotify. The automaker has even introduced games to the equation with Tesla Arcade.
However, a third-party app store would allow users access to a vast variety of different apps that are currently not supported, like Audible, Zoom, and more.
Hans’ concept also imagines ‘app widgets,’ designed to give users at-a-glance information like weather and easily hidden away with gestures.
The Tesla App Store is the latest in a long line of Tesla concepts developed by Hans, who has previously worked as a product designer at Netflix and LinkedIn.
Some of the designer’s previous Tesla concepts have included ‘Pre-Trip Briefings’ and ‘Eyes-Free Shortcuts’.
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