Apps for Android Auto focus on actions tailored for in-car use, such as navigating and listening to media or messages.

Developers can create apps for Android Auto in various ways, depending on the app type (see Design process). Android Auto then projects the apps from the phone to the screens of compatible cars. Its interface is designed for in-car usability across all supported vehicles.

This section describes the user experience for certain app types on Android Auto. To learn how to create apps for these and other app types, such as navigation and point of interest apps, see Create apps.

Media apps

User interaction model and examples

Messaging apps

User interaction model and examples