With available SYNC® AppLink™, you can use your voice to control a variety of mobile apps in your vehicle. OpenBeak, available for BlackBerry® devices, is an app that allows you to listen to your Twitter feeds. To find out if OpenBeak is available for your mobile device, check your app store.27,43,63
Please note: SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software.
Before getting started, make sure you are using a SYNC AppLink-compatible device that supports the OpenBeak app. OpenBeak works with SYNC AppLink and your BlackBerry device.
Once you've confirmed that your device is compatible with SYNC AppLink and OpenBeak, follow these steps:
1. Familiarize yourself with the controls in your vehicle.
2. Download OpenBeak from your phone's app store.*
3. Launch OpenBeak on your mobile device.
4. Turn on your vehicle's ignition and make sure your phone is paired with SYNC.
*Refer to the terms and conditions of use of the app provider for more information on how your data is used.
1. Press Voice and say, "Mobile applications."
SYNC responds with "Mobile applications, please say a command."
2. Say, "OpenBeak."
To start using OpenBeak, press Voice and say any of the following commands:
|Hear SYNC say your Twitter timeline||"Read timeline"|
|Hear SYNC say your Twitter replies||"Read replies"|
|Hear SYNC say your Twitter direct messages||"Read direct messages"|
|Refresh all tweets||"Refresh all"|
|Hear SYNC say next tweet or message||"Next tweet" or "Next message"|
|Hear SYNC say previous tweet or message||"Previous tweet" or "Previous message"|
|Re-tweet a particular post||"Re-tweet"|
|"Favorite" a tweet||"Favorite"|
|Get list of valid OpenBeak commands||"Help"|
You can use manual controls to listen to OpenBeak, if desired.
1. Press Phone.
2. Browse to "Mobile Applications" menu option and press OK.
(If you have a Navigation radio, press the SYNC Apps tab, and then browse to "Mobile Applications.")
3. Select "OpenBeak" and press OK.
To start using OpenBeak, press a radio or steering wheel control to perform any of the following actions:
|Skip to next tweet when listening to your feed||Press Seek Forward (>>|)|
|Skip to previous tweet when listening to your feed||Press Seek Backward (|<<)|