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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SonicBoom, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. SonicBoom

    SonicBoom Well-Known Member
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    came across this app yesterday and absolutely love it, gives you 3 windows to add shortcuts as well as current weather for your location, your speed, direction, touch weather to hear it spoken to you and more, all on one screen.


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    by The Spinning Head[/URL]
    1,000 downloads, 33 ratings (3.9 avg)
    [/td][td]Free
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  2. vfnewman

    vfnewman Active Member
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    I've downloaded it and it looks great. Even for a beta, this tops everything I've tried so far.
     
  3. SonicBoom

    SonicBoom Well-Known Member
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    yea so far i really like it, the compass is a bit off but like you said its still beta, plus i have a compass in my rear view mirror so not worried about it at all.
     
  4. NCTurner

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    This seems like a very nice app, but I'm going to fly my noob flag and ask How do I customize it to, say, navigate to a certain address, or to call a specific phone number? I know how to customize a button to add an app, but how to pass parameters such as an address (navigate) or a phone number, etc? Thanks!

    Edit: I figured out how to add a shortcut to navigate to a certain address, but I still don't know how to create a shortcut to call a certain number, or send a specific text, etc etc. Again, thanks!
     
  5. SonicBoom

    SonicBoom Well-Known Member
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    i'm not sure of the apps capabilities but im pretty sure its used to launch a few favorite or most used apps while driving, so if you press the navigate button to launch google maps that is where you will have your addresses saved, the same for specific numbers you can add a shortcut to either favorites or recent contacts.
     
  6. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member
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    Sonic, thanks for the reply. I messed a while with this, and if you pick the "directions and navigation" shortcut, it will prompt for a designated address, which is nice. I added 3 buttons - home, office and my fiancee's.

    I did some more digging and found that I can create a phone call shortcut, where, with one click, the phone will dial a specific number. I used a program called Any Cut 2, and I simply choose that as the shortcut, which will then open and ask what I want to do, and allow me to complete the parameters for a phone call, email, text, etc. This is also very handy on this car dock!
     
  7. SonicBoom

    SonicBoom Well-Known Member
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    great to hear NCTurner, glad ya like it, and yes this app has great potential.
     
  8. vaibs

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    i observed that when i launch navigation through car-home, there is delay in real time position. any clue about this?
     
  9. ricksievers

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    Did anyone try Vlingo? It has a nice car mode.
     
  10. muldrick

    muldrick New Member
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    Newbie here, howdy.
    I just installed this, looks great, much better that the stock car dock.
    I haven't put this in my car dock yet, so just curious...will the app start automaticly (like the original app did)?


    Oh, to an admin...can I put a link to my e-cig store in my sig?
     
  11. groovejedi

    groovejedi Active Member
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    No need for this app at all if you have Vlingo.
     
  12. BankZ

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    I have vlingo and it doesn't auto launch when docked and you can't customize the buttons.

    I like vlingo but it looks like they got a few small fixes they need to do
     
  13. Shootr

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    I like this a lot, nice beta!
     
  14. finaticmw

    finaticmw Active Member
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    Since the latest android update the stock car dock app seems to be the only app that will auto launch when inserteted into the car dock. The stock car dock app seems to have one programable button which I set to the Car Home app. I would love to make the Car Home app launch on insertoin to the dock. Anyone figured this out?
     
  15. Gareee

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    I really like the new google car home. It also has multiple screens.

    The only downside is maps no longer displays speed.. when I want that I just use the original one, otherwise I use the new version.
     
  16. shelland

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    Car Home still displays for me, and I haven't changed a thing since the OS update.
     
  17. Napalm

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    Thanks sonic

    BTW love the car. I have a Devil yellow GTO.
     
  18. Nightwind Hawk

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    I like Custom Car Home
     

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  19. 97turbocobra

    97turbocobra New Member
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    thanks for the help deciding.Just downloaded it and it looks great
     
  20. Rich-PDX

    Rich-PDX New Member
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    The update to bluetooth and GPS is great!

    I've been using this app for a while now and use it whenever I'm driving.

    Excellent work!

    Will future updates support shortcuts to widgets?

    Thanks!
     
  21. SupperDroid

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    This app is great I love it. One thing I have noticed, the weather does not update is there a setting I am missing?

    Keep up the good work.
    Thanks.
     
  22. TwinCams

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    Will check this one out also..
     
  23. B360155

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    Out of beta now and now called Car Home Ultra. Free version is now a 30 day trial with introductory $0. 99 license key purchase price. I've been using this app for a couple months and love it, so purchased the license key right away.
     
  24. Gareee

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    Thanks for the head's up! I really dig the new version, and bought immediately. I sent two suggestions.. being able to use the alt google maps app (that the default Droidx has) that displays the speed on the lower left of google maps, and the optionb to replace either the speed or the compass with a digital clock. (The notification bar clock is too tiny to see easily.)
     
  25. lospulpo

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