AppRadio Hackathon Presented by Pioneer Electronics Debuts at the 2012 SEMA Show

The first-ever AppRadio Hackathon presented by Pioneer Electronics at the 2012 SEMA Show will bring creative minds within the app developer community together with the Show's exhibitors.

Pioneer has tasked app developers to work non-stop to create the next big app to work with Pioneer’s AppRadio, an in-dash car stereo that controls compatible apps directly from its touchscreen.

The 69-hour event will span the length of the SEMA Show, beginning Tuesday, October 30, and concluding with an award presentation, Friday, November 2. Developers will work around the clock for a chance to take home more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded in three app categories, including:
  • Social Networking Automotive Apps: Concept for In-Vehicle Social Networking Services (SNS)
  • Location-Based Services (LBS) Apps: Concept for Geo-Fenced or Geo-Tagged Automotive Related Services 
  • Automotive Accessory Apps: Concept incorporating one or more of SEMA exhibitor’s technology(s), products or services.
Does your company have a product, technology or service that would be enhanced with an app? If you would like a chance to have a developer create an app compatible with both your product and the Pioneer AppRadio, enter now to be a part of the Hackathon.   

If you are an app developer and would like more information and to register to participate in the Hackathon, visit