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    there will be a phone version as well, Just a reminder, I didnt start making this to put on the market or even to share with other people, I started making this for myself cause I didnt like what was available. So im focusing first on what im going to be using, then since ive put in the work i decided to share it and there will be a phone version

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    So Ive decided to work on both the froyo (2.2 and above) as well as the tablet version at the same time, I hate doing things twice so as i do something in the tablet Ill do the same in the phone version. So today starts my week off of work and allows me to get some serious work done. And seeing how its mostly done anyways and the rest is just making the features nicer there will hopefully be a release by the end of my break (maybe sooner)

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    I'm waiting the results of your work.

    You inspired me to throw away the stock radio from the car (cd/cassette player) I just blocked up the whole double din hole with a acrylic plate, now installing a modified galaxy tab vehicle mount to it (audio from 30pin connector). Amplifier i choosed the Carpower nano-404 (4x40w@4ohm) goes nicely into the din slot.

    Thanks for the advance, total weight from the audio system is saved by 1,5 lbs

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    Oh.. not sure if this is part of the development or not but it would be nice to include functionality to auto play on connection with audio similar to how the Mortplayer android app does. For example if I disconnect the audio jack from my android the mortplayer app stops playback then resumes as soon as I plug the jack back in. Similarly if I turn off bluetooth for audio streaming it stops playback, then once connection is re-established it resumes playback. This is one feature that is missing in Tunein Radio app which would be nice if it was a default functionality in most music apps.
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    One of the things Im looking into doing is having a listener in the AndCar Launcher app that would run constantly in the background and listen for certain events, like being plugged into a car dock, or power and start the application. So something like listening for plugging in of speakers or bluetooth connection could do something the same.

    I would go this route for starting up the app so that the simple AndCar Launcher app that has hardly anything to it would use less resources running in the background and then only have to run the actual app when its wanted.

    As for stopping/resuming playback if the app is already running is a feature I was going to look into and see about implementing it. As its not a huge priority its a little lower on the list but its there.

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    Well, for me, stopping and resuming playback is a must; but I'd like it to support other players too (such as Act 1 video player). Resuming a podcast or audio book, etc. exactly where you stopped should be pretty basic for a head unit replacement.

    But I understand in your development program things are different, I am happy with what I can get! I'm just saying that automation should be big to keep the attractiveness of the Android in the car solution for the future.

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    For the most part it start and stops if you use other programs. As for the integration of other players, that isnt possible, the way android is you can imbed or integrate other apps, so the best you can do is have a link to launch theirs, if you are switching audio sources my app already handles that as long as the other app starting to play handles it as well.

    One of the problems (that isnt solvable really) is pandora for example, on my side it handles it so if you are playing music through my app and then switch to pandora it automatically quits playing on mine, and it does the same if you are listening to pandora and start playing mine it stops pandora. The problem arises in that if you are listening to mine and then switch to pandora and then back to mine, when you close my program pandora starts playing again. As it is impossible for me to control the outside apps I cant do anything about this.

    One of the reasons why Im making this the way I am is to try and eliminate the need for other media player apps both music and video. My app currently handles video, the features are limited but really what things do you need while watching video, if there are certain features you like about Act 1 (which personally I dont like that app) then they can be put in if they are useful.

    But the truth is, without making one program that handles everything its impossible to make it be completely automatic, there is no way for me to access or even know what is going on with the other apps.

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    So figured Id give a little update to the progress:

    So far what Ive got done is Ive updated the tablets music browser to use the space better, the phone is going to stay a simple list because there isnt much space on phones (so for those tablet users with lower than 3.0 sorry but its a compromise). cleaned up the code some and got the video working properly.

    Heres my list of things to do before its released (in a general order of priority):
    -Update phone music browser/clean up code
    -Fix font in weather view for both tablet/phone
    -Update video browser to include info on videos
    -Work on video player features (simple gestures like tap to pause/play swipe to skip forward/backward a certain amount)
    -Change nowPlaying for tablet to utilize space better (not sure what I want to do yet so thats why its last)
    -Quick access volume slider
    -Wifi preference working (its in there but doesnt do anything)

    Here are things that are planning to be added after release in updates:
    -AndCar Launcher will be similar to a simple version of Tasker app to allow for automation of starting and stopping of AndCar
    -Anything else that comes up from suggestions/complaints

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightJumper View Post
    So figured Id give a little update to the progress:

    So far what Ive got done is Ive updated the tablets music browser to use the space better, the phone is going to stay a simple list because there isnt much space on phones (so for those tablet users with lower than 3.0 sorry but its a compromise). cleaned up the code some and got the video working properly.

    Heres my list of things to do before its released (in a general order of priority):
    -Update phone music browser/clean up code
    -Fix font in weather view for both tablet/phone
    -Update video browser to include info on videos
    -Work on video player features (simple gestures like tap to pause/play swipe to skip forward/backward a certain amount)
    -Change nowPlaying for tablet to utilize space better (not sure what I want to do yet so thats why its last)
    -Quick access volume slider
    -Wifi preference working (its in there but doesnt do anything)

    Here are things that are planning to be added after release in updates:
    -AndCar Launcher will be similar to a simple version of Tasker app to allow for automation of starting and stopping of AndCar
    -Anything else that comes up from suggestions/complaints
    Awesome. Can't wait to try it out.
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    same problem with media loaded

    Quote Originally Posted by craigbru View Post
    I had the same problem, and so did NightJumper when he first got his Tab. He found a temporary fix. If you don't have any music files loaded, go ahead and add a few and try again. You might find that it fixed the issue.
    I am getting the same problem and have Media loaded. Folders like below.. But I don't see a way to point the app to these folder.

    Media (root folder on SD card)
    -Music
    --Pink Floyd
    --Rusted Root
    -Video
    --Hallpass
    --Paul
    -Pictures
    --Vacation
    --Car show

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