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OBDroid - User input wanted!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by malcom2073, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 23, 2009
    As some of you may know, I've written an app called OBDroid for OBD2 datalogging over bluetooth. At the moment it is limited to code scanning/clearing and gauge display, however I am activly looking into logging capabilities for it. There are already provisions for logging built in and working on my test-version, but the issue I'm running into has to do with logging formats.

    So what would people prefer in the way of how data was logged? There doesn't seem to be a real standard for logged OBD2 data so I'm open to suggestions. I have a desktop OBD2 scanning application which I can add log-reading capabilities to as to allow OBDroid users to view their logs, but I still need a format!

    An application written by a friend of mine (OBD GPS Logger for Linux and OSX) has a logging format which I could use, that uses SQLite databases and allows you to convert from the database to CSV. This format however also allows for GPS data, and easily can be modified to allow for accelerometer data as well, if there is interest in GPS and Accelerometer datalogging along with obd2.

    Any thoughts/opinions?


  2. Scooter70

    Scooter70 Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Hopefully you're still working on this so I'll give you my input even though I don't have an Android phone yet. (Come on Incredible!) My vehicles that I want to scan are all GM Gen3&Gen4 V8s. I currently scan and tune using a program called HPTuners. However, the thing that HPT is lacking is the ability to integrate accelerometer and GPS data, which I want to use to be able to record data and laptimes at the racetrack. As far as formatting, the ability to export to csv would be important to me. As long as things are column/row based, I create Excel spreadsheets to analyze the data. I thought I read somewhere that Google Maps can plot data from csv files? If so, whatever format they use would be best for my usage.

    Assuming that I can get an Incredible sooner than later, I would love to help beta test for you.


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