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  • MobileWeb v1.0 for MediaCar Released

    Following on from this thread:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=28865

    I have released 'Mobileweb', an app for downloading pre-defined web pages (such as traffic web pages) in MediaCar as an external app.

    The application supports connecting/disconnecting from the internet and shows connection status and transfer indicators.

    At present there are 5 definable URLs that can be set via the INI file (UPDATED)

    The graphics are customisable and by default is supplied with a brushed metal skin (edited by myself based on original) and an alpine skin (by moremods) which are selectable in the INI (UPDATED)

    The browser automatically re-sizes to fit whatever resolution you use mediacar in, and supports full screen operation as well.

    Below are a couple of grabs with either skin.





    For the internet connection/disconnection to work you need a cellular data phone connected and set up, pre-set up with username/password, set as the default connection in IE and to connect automatically. This software auto-dials and disconnects properly alerting you to the status.

    Included in the src ZIP in addition to the App and other required files is the source code (VB6) and a sample folder for the Launch folder in MediaCar.

    The software is BSD license. Do not use while driving. If you have an accident don't blame me. The brushedskin graphics are slightly edited work of febsperanza so all copyright is his, as with the alpine skin which copyright belongs to moremods. Based on an idea in above thread link by ccsnet.

    DOWNLOAD

    DOWNLOAD with Source

    EDIT 4th July 2004 - V1.0.17
    * New 'General' INI section...
    * AutoDial and AutoDialURL settings to set whether or not to automatically dial on launch, and which one of the URLS to automatically open when connected
    * Option to choose whether or not to D/C automatically on exit, just in case you want the net left open for something else
    * Ability to customise what is written in the top left as the 'application name'

    EDIT 12th July 2004 = V1.0.18
    * Fixed typo in showing blank page after disconnect
    * Fixed condition where connection is broken (such as after standby) but 'dicsonnect' button remains.

    EDIT 27th August 2004 = V1.0.21
    * Changed images folder to skin\skinname folder, skinname set in mobileweb.ini and included alpine skin as well as brushedmetal
    * Changed program options for windowing, appears to embed better
    * Added NoEmbed option for those that cannot embed still. This will move th window to the right place, remove title bars, correct width/height. There is also an EXIT button.
    * Changed the way the background is drawn. Now scales to size of screen dynamically.

    EDIT 01st September 2004 = V1.0.27
    * Changed (again) the way it embeds. You will need to update your LAUNCH mobileweb.ini as new search is *mweb*
    * Added full-screen option. Note that the 'return from full screen' is 'always on top' so you should return to normal mode before switching to another part of mediacar
    * Add extra URLs. At present upto 5 are allowed. I am working on a longer list but need to re-work the app slightly as it involves a scroller.

    EDIT 22nd October 2004 = V1.0.29
    * Fixed URL3/URL5 problem where neither would show correctly under certain conditions
    * Fixes embedded problem where bottom of browser and bottom buttons are not low enough, even though. NOTE: When testing as non embedded, it appears too large. If you're not going to be embedding in mediacar set the relevant INI settings for NoEmbed to NO
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  • #2
    That looks very cool!
    Only problem is when I try to download it, I get a page not available. I was curious if these websites you have in the program might contain info on texas traffic? I would imagine there is a site somewhere that does. But I cannot get to the program.
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    • #3
      Looks great. But as the above, file not found.
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      • #4
        Sorted, typo in the URL, should have been .zip - my bad. Download works now

        No, the websites are just for the UK however you can change the websites in the programs INI file for a local service
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        • #5
          Originally posted by stevieg
          Following on from this thread:
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=28865

          I have released 'Mobileweb', an app for downloading pre-defined web pages (such as traffic web pages) in MediaCar as an external app.

          The application supports connecting/disconnecting from the internet and shows connection status and transfer indicators.

          At present there are 3 definable URLs that can be set via the INI file

          The graphics are customisable and by default are based on the brushed metal skin.

          The browser automatically re-sizes to fit whatever resolution you use mediacar in.





          For the internet connection/disconnection to work you need a cellular data phone connected and set up, pre-set up with username/password, set as the default connection in IE and to connect automatically. This software auto-dials and disconnects properly alerting you to the status.

          Included in the ZIP in addition to the App and other required files is the source code (VB6) and a sample folder for the Launch folder in MediaCar.

          The software is BSD license. The graphics are slightly edited work of febsperanza so all copyright is his. Based on an idea in above thread link by ccsnet.

          DOWNLOAD
          Very impressed... now if I could only get me phone to work with my car PC ( That been said its just been 'girlfriended' so I'm off out to repair it now lol )

          Terran
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          • #7
            Originally posted by Enforcer
            She likes the vibrating ring tone then
            Just shown her what I put.. just got a clip round the ear

            Seriously - I'm impressed at how quick Steve was to do this... nice one.

            T
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            • #9
              I'm fast when I have a clear idea of how to do it That map thing for digital-car took just a few hours to go 'beta' from concept! Though this app isn't that complicated, thanks

              And on that note:

              NEW VERSION UPLOADED
              ------------------------

              Just thinking about how I'm going to use it in the morning to help me avoid traffic and realised that it's gonna be an arse to launch it, press connect, choose web site etc, so changed it a little.

              * New 'General' INI section...
              * AutoDial and AutoDialURL settings to set whether or not to automatically dial on launch, and which one of the URLS to automatically open when connected
              * Option to choose whether or not to D/C automatically on exit, just in case you want the net left open for something else
              * Ability to customise what is written in the top left as the 'application name'

              As usual full source included, BSD License so you can pretty much do what you want with it
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              • #10
                Stevieg- looks nice. If i could suggest one thing, it would be for weather information on a page. I would like to see one like the one in myHTPC:



                also a radar page would also be great (like in myHTPC)

                Originally posted by chut
                That looks very cool!
                Only problem is when I try to download it, I get a page not available. I was curious if these websites you have in the program might contain info on texas traffic? I would imagine there is a site somewhere that does. But I cannot get to the program.
                Peter
                Chut- here's a site you might like:

                http://www.dot.state.tx.us/hcr/main....cnd&ctype=cnst

                www.dot.state.tx.us/hcr/dynaimg/alllrg.png

                USEMAP="#localmap" is what allows you to click on the thing to see specifics (idk how you can implement it).
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                • #11
                  Thanks very much, I'll check them out


                  Originally posted by vcbb5
                  Stevieg- looks nice. If i could suggest one thing, it would be for weather information on a page. I would like to see one like the one in myHTPC:



                  also a radar page would also be great (like in myHTPC)



                  Chut- here's a site you might like:

                  http://www.dot.state.tx.us/hcr/main....cnd&ctype=cnst

                  www.dot.state.tx.us/hcr/dynaimg/alllrg.png

                  USEMAP="#localmap" is what allows you to click on the thing to see specifics (idk how you can implement it).
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                  Hit The RIAA where it lives.

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                  • #12
                    Has anyone had trouble getting MobileWeb to embed? I copyed the folder that came with MobileWeb into Launch and it didn't work.. I tried other search strings and increased the timeout period, but never can get it to embed... What am I doing wrong?
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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by veetid
                      Has anyone had trouble getting MobileWeb to embed? I copyed the folder that came with MobileWeb into Launch and it didn't work.. I tried other search strings and increased the timeout period, but never can get it to embed... What am I doing wrong?
                      This is the ini file in the launch folder I am using:

                      [GENERAL]
                      PATH = C:\mobileweb\mobileweb.exe
                      TryEmbeddedTimeOut = 5
                      WindowSearchString=mobileweb

                      Seems to work with that fine
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                      Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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                      • #14
                        Check out http://www.stevieg.org/multimap

                        Working on the very basics of re-formatting the travel info at http://www.multimap.com, - very basic so far, half an hour of work on Friday afternoon, but the travel info is the same as that used by RDS-TMC data in the UK so with a little work could give us a good data source.
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                        Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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                        • #15
                          I have used that exact .ini and tried it on two different machines and it won't embed... Weird... I have tried opening the .vbp and changing the name to something else.. It still didn't work...

                          On both machines it goes into the embed mode in MediaCar, but the mobileweb windows is still movable, but if you click the X in MediaCar it does close the mobileweb window... Does it on my desktop, laptop, and car..
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