Originally Posted by anders99
What is this app radio extensions you speak about
Only "AppRadio" certified applications can work with the AppRadio when in AppMode. So if you wanted to use an app like Google Maps, you would see it on the scren, but when you touch the screen it gives you a big red X.
AppRadio Extensions will automatically force your display to landscape so that it displays properly on the headunit, and it unlocks the other apps so you could use them too. They may not work 100% as well as say Waze, but they are totally usable. Nice to be able to say look at an email or compose one, or browse the web, etc. do things that you SHOULD HAVE been able to do from the beginning.
If you have an Android based phone there are items just like this called AppRadio Unchained aka ARU which is the most recent development. There is also AR Liberator, which has been around for a long time and works well, but the guy doesn't develop on it and its like $35-$40, so I say dont bother with that.
You dont NEED this stuff. I have an iPhone 5, AppRadio3 and I dont have my phone jailbroken yet and I can use it fine. Pandora works fine, Waze works fine, etc. But I wish I could say run "Spotify" on my phone and have it work from the headunit. It won't let me. In time though I will be able to