Several rumours have surfaced this month that Tesla has been working on developing their own App Store and are preparing to launch it sometime this year.
The idea of an App Store is not only intriguing for owners, but also for investors as it opens up the potential for another large revenue stream.
Without official word from Tesla on the subject, one fan has created a concept that makes us wish the Tesla App Store was already here.
Created by CHROME DELEET (@deleetdesign), the concept looks similar to Apple’s App Store design, but shows how useful having third party app in our cars could be.
One potential use case is for being able to download an app for a restaurant and placing an order on your center display while plugged in at a Supercharger.
By taking advantage of the same connectivity that allows you to be billed automatically for the charging session, your restaurant bill is also seamlessly charged to the same account.
The designer also shows how third-party apps could be integrated in the vehicle’s user interface (UI).
Using the audiobook and podcast service Aubible as an example, the app would be added to the list of available audio sources.
The concept also shows how a Tesla App Store could allow owners to install widgets that could show information at a glance, like the cards that were removed with the V11 software update.
If the name CHROME DELEET sounds familiar, it is because we have covered two of his other concepts here on Drive Tesla. One was on how the V11 UI could be reworked, and another to show how a weather layer could make road tripping much easier.
Hopefully Tesla has seen some of these concepts and are working them into their designs. Or even better, Tesla should offer CHROME DELEET a job because he clearly has some great ideas.
You can check out the demo in the video below.
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