Back in October, GM Authority exclusively reported that General Motors was looking into creating an app store for the infotainment systems of its vehicles. Today, we’re learned that on Monday, February 6, 2012, General Motors has filed for trademarks for the words “App Shop” and “Appshop” — further corroborating our earlier intelligence.
The filing describes the trademark in the following way:
Computer software to manage connectivity of downloaded software applications with motor land vehicle electric, information and entertainment systems
As well as:
Online retail platform featuring computer software to manage connectivity of downloaded software applications with motor land vehicle electric, information and entertainment systems
The GM Authority Take
An app store (or shop) for vehicle infotainment systems is an industry-first, as far as we know. And offering users of Chevy’s MyLink system, which is just starting its rollout on the 2012 Equinox (sort of), 2013 Malibu, Volt, Spark, and Sonic, is a natural way of introducing the app store to the masses. Stay tuned to GM Authority — the best source for GM News — as we learn more about this development. What would you like to see from the Chevrolet App Shop? Talk to us in the comments!