obdii apps... do they exist?


  1. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

    I'm actually surprised that the search came back empty on this subject.

    Anyway... Are there any apps available for android that allow you to check engine codes and reset your check engine light? I know there are cables available for WinMo units that allow you to interface via usb... but I doubt any phones available right now have usb-host. There are also Bluetooth and Wifi dongles available, which would be more plausible for this sort of thing. (I believe the older phones like the G1 only had bluetooth profile for headsets, but I don't know about the newer phones.)

    Also, I know apps like this exist for the iPhone. This is an example:

    iPhone OBD-II app - Hack a Day


    If nothing like this exists, perhaps a developer would like to take a stab at it? I'm sure it would gain quite a bit of interest. :)

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  2. Mike Padu

    Mike Padu New Member

    I was contacted by a guy from the University of Colorado that is working a on app for the Android. No time table was discussed.


    Obd2 Scanners
  3. caliwagon

    caliwagon Member

    Add me to the list of people who would really love an OBD-II app for Android. Rev for the iPhone seems legit--wish we got something like that. The dyno apps are decent enough for now, but combining the two concepts would be awesome.
  4. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Well-Known Member

    Im on for this too... would love to see it paired with a bluetooth obd scanner device.
  5. itype2slo

    itype2slo Well-Known Member

    That would be one of the most useful apps out there for us gearheads!
  6. thenapolitan

    thenapolitan Active Member

    i'm definitely in on this one! This would be sick! Add me to the list if there is one :)
  7. mully

    mully Well-Known Member

    I would also love an app for that.
  8. Coolsaber57

    Coolsaber57 Member

    Fantastic idea!
  9. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member

    It has begun....

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  10. thenapolitan

    thenapolitan Active Member

    beta testing? :)
  11. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member

    Sure. Gimme a few days to polish up the UI. I have to add the ability to select from a list of currently paired devices to use, it's hardcoded to my bluetooth device atm :)

    What kind of BT obd2 dongle do you have?

    Edit: Ah I forgot... this is only for Android 2.0 since it has the new Bluetooth stuff
  12. thenapolitan

    thenapolitan Active Member

    Well, I don't have a BT dongle...but would LOVE to get one. Any ideas where I could?
  13. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member

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  14. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member

    New look to the gauge, I think this one is a lot better. I've also got the bluetooth communication in a service and stable now, ran it for the 30 minute drive home today.

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  15. JDuc

    JDuc Well-Known Member

    Sweet looking work there Mal! :)
  16. Verio

    Verio Active Member

  17. thenapolitan

    thenapolitan Active Member

    I'll definitely be getting the BT connector! That looks awesome! What types of stats will we be able to view? I'm looking for all those and Voltage and stuff. I think the GM Tech II will show everything from the crank positioning sensor, to the knock sensors and how each spark plug is firing. Would be GREAT to have this all in the palm of your hand.
  18. bemenaker

    bemenaker Well-Known Member

    There is a lot of work on ODBII stuff that happens over at MP3Car.com in the forums. If you run into any issues with this app, that would be a good place to get information. They also have some libraries there available.
  19. JDuc

    JDuc Well-Known Member

    lol - I think malcom2073 knows all too well about the Mp3Car forums...;)

    as do I...but that's rather inconsequential...lol
  20. bemenaker

    bemenaker Well-Known Member

    my user name is the same there too....

    had this phone been out a year ago, I probably wouldn't have done that too my car...

    *end thread hijack* :D
  21. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member

    Lol indeed. Fancy seeing you here.


    I think I want to eventually incorperate datalogging and accelerometer/gps data in, but that will be a bit down the road.
  22. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

    Is this going to be just a datalogger, or will you be able to pull/reset codes as well?
  23. vincentp

    vincentp Well-Known Member

    I'd like to have one just so I don't have to carry that stupid scanner around.
  24. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member


    I plan on having datalogging of OBD2 data to start. I am also looking into having "Addons" possible to allow datalogging of other things including GPS and accelerometers.

    I also now have a name for it: OBDroid :)
  25. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member


    Love it!! I can't wait to see where this goes. Thanks for stepping up to the challenge!

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