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    Android Frontend App for tablets and phones

    So with all of these android tablets coming out they are becoming more and more appealing to be used in cars, only as many here have said the interface is not designed to be used while driving and can be quite dangerous to navigate while doing so.

    So I have been working on a replacement for the stock android carHome app because frankly it sucks, and the couple that are on the market arent that great either. Im getting close to a testing version and should have a usable version in the next few weeks, but before I release it on the market I want to have people test it on various devices to make sure it works cause i just have my phone currently to test it.

    Here are the Current and Future features it has:
    App Launchers- can launch any app installed on your device, choose between 1-3 pages each with 6 launch icons
    Current Speed/Dir
    built in Weather Updates
    built in music player (other ones dont have this and just launch a non car friendly media player)
    Media Controls on home screens for quick control of music

    OBD Link
    Bluetooth integration
    built in video player with USB capable DVD player

    So if you are interested in testing let me know. Also if you are good with visual design I could use some help with designing the graphics. As a general appearance until I get some screen shots the set up is very similar to Centrafuse, I like the layout and it transfers well to phone screens and can be adapted easily for portrait as well as landscape.

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    Mod - iPad Forums RipplingHurst's Avatar
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    I can help testing.

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    I'm willing to help test, as well.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    Newbie craigbru's Avatar
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    Make that another one willing to test. I've got a rooted Nook Color destined for a car install.

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    I would love to test the app!

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    I can test it on both my Droid1 and my Xoom.
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    I would be keen to test your app, I have my Viewtab7 mounted in my car and would be keen to see a decent car front-end. I use mine in landscape mode.

    Your main interface should be simple and non-cluttered.
    And from the main screen, you should be able to use gestures to control the music, like swipe left for next song, and drag up or down to control volume (volume control is my biggest problem with the android, poweramp doesn't have volume controls on the main screen, and atm it's easier for me to hit the home button and click volume buttons on a widget while driving than trying to do it in poweramp)
    It would be nice to have a wallpaper slideshow as well.

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    I know you specifically mention tablets, however I have a rooted EVO and am willing to test if you want to know how the 4.3" screen works with it.

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    I can help with testing. I'm actually putting together an android based CarPC. I'd love to help you with your apps!!

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    Maximum Bitrate pcpete's Avatar
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    Toronto Canada
    Way interested too! planning on gettin the new 8.9 samsung tablet..

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