Allergy Alert App Now Available with Ford SYNC AppLink at Portland Dealership

The Allergy Alert App is now available on the Ford SYNC AppLink system, providing drivers with valuable current allergy and flu information.

Online PR News – 15-August-2012 – Portland, OR – Drivers can now predict the effects of allergy season and act accordingly with the new Allergy Alert App onboard the Ford SYNC system. The Allergy Alert app can be downloaded for models with Ford SYNC AppLink, like the 2012 Ford Fusion. Eligible 2012 and 2013 vehicles are now available from Westlie Ford, a Portland Ford dealership in Washougal, Washington.

In addition to assisting drivers with navigation, climate control and media, the Ford SYNC AppLink system of the 2012 Ford Fusion is now capable of providing allergen information as well. With simple voice commands, drivers can check current pollen levels via the Allergy Alert app, enabling them to monitor their own wellness while on the road.

"Mobile health apps are changing the way consumers manage their own wellness, and Ford SYNC AppLink provides the platform to extend this growing trend to the driving experience," explained Doug VanDagens, global director of Ford Connected Services. "The SYNC AppLink-enabled Allergy Alert app allows drivers to quickly check current and upcoming pollen and other health risk conditions with simple voice commands while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”

According to, up to one-fifth of the population of the United States experiences seasonal allergy symptoms. The Allergy Alert app can assist by checking not only allergen levels, but also asthma, flu and UV conditions in the environment that drivers anticipate visiting. The system can store up to three zip codes to enable a quick check of frequently visited locations.

To try out the Allergy Alert app and test drive the 2012 Ford Fusion, customers in Portland can visit the Westlie Ford dealership in Washougal, Washington. Dealership employees can also answer questions about Ford SYNC, AppLink and downloading the Allergy Alert app. Photos and information on new Ford SYNC-compatible cars can also be viewed at the Westlie Ford website at

About Westlie Ford

Westlie Ford in Washougal offers customers a full line of new 2012 and 2013 Ford cars, SUVs and trucks, including the 2012 Ford Fusion, Focus and Escape. Westlie Ford also has a large inventory of quality used vehicles. With an expert finance team, the Westlie Ford finance managers work to provide courteous service and affordable finance packages. Westlie Ford has a team of highly trained technicians that use only genuine Ford parts to service customer cars. Customers can visit the Westlie Ford website at, or interact with the Westlie Ford Facebook page at