Thanks again for the reply.
I'd be willing to layout the cash, but not sure I want to be the first down this path given I can't seem to find one installed anywhere online.
My concern is the amount of integration that needs to be there given how much core functionality LR has made accessible only through the software interface (heated seat controls, climate options, cameras, park assist, etc, etc...).
Some of the electronics seem tenuous enough in stock form..
I may get the dealer to upgrade to the latest firmware at least (mine is a version behind which is odd as the "newest" seems to have come out late '17 and my DS is an '18...) and see how I get along.
Doesn't look likely, but maybe there's still a chance that LR will offer CarPlay support for the Standard Touch as well. A guy can hope.
If you decide to go for it, I'd love to hear how you make out.
Each install was slightly different. The first was a standard headunit swap where I added the carplay dongle to the android headunit and there was no manufacture features to carry over other than steering wheel controls. The second was on a BMW with no nav or I-drive so the android upgrade had the capability to pull the BMW interface if it exsisted. It did add an I-drive like controller which didn't previously exist, and works great with all of the steering wheel controls, menus and carplay. The system linked above should function similarly to the BMW install with our factory interface being present as an option.