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Livio Retools Its In-Vehicle App Platform For The Freemium Market

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Livio is going free — at least for developers. The Michigan-based startup just launched a freemium pricing structure for Livio Connect, its app development platform aimed at safety bringing apps into cars.

As we talked about in the video above, this move is aimed at bringing more apps to its growing library of apps.

And why not? A smartphone is often the center of a person’s life, and that doesn’t change when they enter a vehicle. Apps are still used, and Livio wants to make them safer to use while driving.

Livio also announced at CES 2013 several new partners for including Accuweather, Inrix, and Parkopedia. These join their existing network consisting of, AddictedToRadio, Digitally Imported, Greater Media, Inc., Grooveshark, JazzRadio, Live365, NPR, Rdio, RockRadio, SkyFM and TuneIn.