Adding Apps to Car Dock


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  1. TKazNC

    TKazNC Member This Topic's Starter

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    I searched but can't seem to find an answer to my question, so sorry if this is a repeat.

    Is there a way to add apps to the extra spaces on the car dock on 2.2? I've tried long-pressing the open space but nothing happens and the menu doesn't allow this either. It seems a waste of space if we can't.

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  2. zach.schenfisch

    zach.schenfisch Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know also. Having a Pandora button on the dock would be very handy!!
     
  3. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Well-Known Member

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    i agree completely, but as far as i know there is no way to do this. i think there is an app around the is just like the car home that allows other apps on the screen....i dont know what it is tho, so i am kinda worthless.
     
  4. MrDeeJ

    MrDeeJ Well-Known Member

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    I am using an App called Apps Organizer and created a label called Car and loaded it with the most common apps I use in my car like Navigation, Shazam and Pandora. So when I am driving all I need to do is click on the icon for the label that is on one of my screens and I can access all those apps easily.
     
  5. reasonableperson

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    Try Car Dock. I'm not entirely happy with it, but it'll do what you want. Oh, Car Dock doesn't let you add icons to the default car screen but allows you to create your own customized car screen.
     
  6. TKazNC

    TKazNC Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I played with the an alternate car dock app but I wasn't happy with it. I really like the new dock in 2.2 so I was hoping to add something to that. Oh well! I hope the Android team reads this and implements something.
     
  7. zach.schenfisch

    zach.schenfisch Well-Known Member

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    I agree. The ability to add things to the empty docks would be really handy. The other problem I have with it is that with the empty spaces, it just looks ugly.
     
  8. TKazNC

    TKazNC Member This Topic's Starter

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    Too cool! Here's the solution. Google made Car Home a download from the Market, and it has some new abilities like adding more screens and ability to add shortcuts. I couldn't find it in the market but I did get it via App Brain.

    Here is a link:Car Home - Android app on AppBrain
     
  9. LZeitgeist

    LZeitgeist Well-Known Member

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    Whoa! Now there's multiple homescreens, completely customizable, and it's OEM Google software. Perfect!

    Can add direct destinations, direct contacts, access to specific apps, reposition them in any order you wish - great job!

    And it is now listed in the Market - just search for Car Home.

    Also discovered that when you click on Settings in Car Home, there are lots of new options, including changing the color of the icons (perhaps to match your car's dashboard illumination?) - very cool!
     
  10. woodywagon819

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    i signed up just to let you guys know i figured it out, how i did it is longpress and as soon as it thunks u swipe from the middle to the top right corner of the button. i dont even know how i figured it out i sat there trying all sorts of random things. its so nice using the stock app with pandora, winamp, scanneradio, daily roads voyager and all my other stuff instead of just the 5 things it offers you by default. this was my biggest disappointment when i got the car and multimedia docks for christmas this year. not to knock car home ultra but the stock app is really nice looking. now if only i could figure out why my phone randomly reboots and requires frequent reboots to get the gps to work. (ill post about that some other time maybe in more detail in the proper forum unless someone happens to know some sort of fix off the top of their head and wants to share their thanks for figuring this out by helping me)
     

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