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  • The Future of StreetDeck

    Like FiberOptic, I can't talk about the past.

    What I can talk about is the future. StreetDeck isn't going away, it is changing though. My company DigitalWheelz has aquired all the StreetDeck assets from MP3Car and we are going to take on support of all of MP3Car's StreetDeck customers. The company is also going to take the StreetDeck product in a new direction.

    We are looking to be more open, more community oriented, and hopefully create a better product for everyone here.

    As many of you noticed, I have been MIA for quite some time. The next couple of weeks are going to be extrordinarily busy for me. Expect to see a lot of updates, both informationally and hopefully a patch for all the critical issues that have been brought up. This isn't going to happen immediatly, expect more information very soon, but a patch within the next month or so.

    StreetDeck.com is being updated right now and will continue to go through several renovations in the near future. Me and my colleagues at DigitalWheelz are still developing a new buisiness plan and the best direction to go. Some things are clear now though, we will continue to offer a consumer facing product. We are working on a new version and have stopped all sales of version 1 until we are ready to release it. There will be a new navigation engine and it will be released this year, hopefully sooner then later.

    I will try to answer as many forum posts as I can over the weekend, but after that my time is going to be spent on StreetDeck.com and working on updates to fix any outstanding bugs with version 1. There will be a blog where I will keep everyone up to date on whats going on and a possibly a forum there for feedback. I don't know when this will happen, but it is a high priority my goal is this week.
    StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
    Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
    The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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    Wonderful news Chuck. Hope you follow through better than "others" did. 'nuff said.

    We staying with boomzbox or will we get the option of Visteon? We're up to $190 if you want to write it.
    My opinion is my own.

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    • #3
      Hey chuck, probably want to remove that link from your sig for the time being eh?
      Tidder

      Try RevFE
      The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.


      I Wish I could ban people

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      • #4
        Welcome back

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        • #5
          Originally posted by danielkh View Post
          We staying with boomzbox or will we get the option of Visteon? We're up to $190 if you want to write it.
          At this point Boomzbox support will continue.

          I will probably release the source code for all the StreetDeck plugins including ELM OBDII, Phidgets Relay Cards, and Generic Radio support soon after StreetDeck.com gets back up.

          I definitly don't have time to do this now and probably not for quite some time, but if you find a volunteer I could make enougth time to help them work on a generic plugin solution.

          Along these same lines. There will be no new features added to StreetDeck 1, just bug fixes. StreetDeck 2.0 will be a free upgrade for StreetDeck lite owners though and we will just charge a minimal fee for those with full to pay our new navigation engine costs.
          StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
          Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
          The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by god_of_cpu View Post
            At this point Boomzbox support will continue.

            I will probably release the source code for all the StreetDeck plugins including ELM OBDII, Phidgets Relay Cards, and Generic Radio support as soon as StreetDeck.com gets back up.

            I definitly don't have time to do this now and probably not for quite some time, but if you find a volunteer I could make enougth time to help them work on a generic plugin solution.
            Oh heck, I didn't mean now. Know you are going to be busy as heck for awhile. Just wondering if we were going to get some choices later on. Does this mean we still have to pay you the $190?
            My opinion is my own.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by danielkh View Post
              Oh heck, I didn't mean now. Know you are going to be busy as heck for awhile. Just wondering if we were going to get some choices later on. Does this mean we still have to pay you the $190?

              StreetDeck now has no ties to any hardware vendor, the more support the better I say. That doesn't mean I'll ever have time to do it, but I am looking at ways to open things up more to make adding support for things like this easier.
              StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
              Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
              The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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              • #8
                Dayum Chuck.......starting to sound too good to be true. Might want to dole this out in smaller portions before some of us start passing out.
                My opinion is my own.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the update, Chuck.

                  Please, oh please just remember one simple thing: communication. It doesn't matter if the news is good, bad, or there isn't any news, one thing remains: communicating on a regular basis and communicating when you say you will is the only thing I (we?) really ask.

                  Thanks much,
                  Per

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by S4Per View Post
                    Thanks for the update, Chuck.

                    Please, oh please just remember one simple thing: communication. It doesn't matter if the news is good, bad, or there isn't any news, one thing remains: communicating on a regular basis and communicating when you say you will is the only thing I (we?) really ask.

                    Thanks much,
                    Per
                    DEFINITELY we!
                    My opinion is my own.

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                    • #11
                      Excellent news. Here's to moving forward!

                      An amateur built the Ark. The Titanic was built by professionals.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by S4Per View Post
                        Thanks for the update, Chuck.

                        Please, oh please just remember one simple thing: communication. It doesn't matter if the news is good, bad, or there isn't any news, one thing remains: communicating on a regular basis and communicating when you say you will is the only thing I (we?) really ask.

                        Thanks much,
                        Per
                        Ok, Good News: StreetDeck 2 will be cheaper, will include a new navigation engine, will have several other minor enhancments but not much else.

                        Bad News: StreetDeck 2 will not have bluetooth support. We don't have a license to the bluetooth support and probably won't be able to afford one for some time.
                        StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
                        Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
                        The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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                        • #13
                          All right - thanks for the news

                          What happens to those who have the beta bluetooth piece installed and working? Will v2 allow us to continue using it?

                          -Per

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                          • #14
                            Do Streetdeck 1 owners get upgraded free? (you might want to answer that privately lol)
                            Or at a serious discount? (that one you could answer publicly MAYBE )
                            My opinion is my own.

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                            • #15
                              look at post #5

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