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Carplay and Snapchat

Carplay and Snapchat

 

What is Carplay?

Cars are no longer bought just for their engines and how many they seat. Now, infotainment demands some room on every car buyer’s agenda. Apple CarPlay supplies users with everything on their phone now at the tips of their fingers in the dash.

With the ability to do everything your phone can, Apple CarPlay allows the driver to safely use apps, call friends and family, and integrate your favorite music, shows, and podcasts into your car. This is just the start of what your car is capable of with Apple CarPlay.

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. One of the core concepts of the app is that any picture or video or message you send - by default - is made available to the receiver for only a short time before it becomes inaccessible. This temporary, or ephemeral, nature of the app was originally designed to encourage a more natural flow of interaction.

Snapchat usage

If you've ever tried to record a Snapchat video of a song playing in your car, you know that it's impossible to do if the song is playing on the same device that you're Snapchatting with.

After some time Snapchat has updated its iOS app to include CallKit integration, which makes placing and receiving calls through the social network a more fluid, and standardized experience. Snapchat joins apps from Facebook, Microsoft, and Google by using CallKit in a communication app.

Calls from a Snapchat contact will appear on an iPhone the same way a regular network call would, and records are stored in the Recents list, making them easier to keep track of. Previously, Snapchat sent a push notification to alert users of an incoming call.

The use of CallKit also lets Snapchat integrate with CarPlay, Apple’s in-car entertainment platform. Calls are also display on the screen in the car, with an appearance similar to a FaceTime call.

To use Snapchat’s CallKit features, apps should be updated to version 10.44, which is available from the App Store now.

Also this process can be easily completed by jailbreaking your iPhone device following the quick tutorial that can be found on this link.

If you want to learn some easier ways to improve your Carplay experience check out our blog post right HERE