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    Quote Originally Posted by LasseO View Post
    You have a link for that?
    http://www.mp3car.com/search.php?searchid=1139467

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    How about "Vehicle PC Command Center"
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    Give it a voice and call it KITT

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    Icar ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwesth View Post
    Give it a voice and call it KITT


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    Quote Originally Posted by XSiveJeff View Post
    Ok, that clarifies things a bit. Maybe you should just start calling it a "Front End" instead of a "System". The phrase "Car-PC System" generally refers to the hardware end, not software.
    How do you intend to change the use of available space? With the average screen size being 7", that's not a lot of screen real estate. But since this is a thread concerning the potential NAME of an unkown front end, I will leave that avenue of discussion until I can see something tangible.

    If it were me, I would go with something like..... The Intelligent Car for US or "Icarus" for short. In mythology, Icarus wanted to fly higher, so do you. Just be wary of the moral to that little story.
    Thank you for your input!

    You're right, Front End would be a better description for it.

    Centrafuse works in images, all the UI is based on static images which can only resize in all directions. So, no matter how big your screen might be, the UI will just scale up in size, which is not very efficient, and looks very bad! Our system is build from the ground in WPF, which enables use of scale much better, as everything is rendered runtime. Take CFs music screen, only 3.. THREE! songs are visible in the list, no matter how big your screen is, that is simply horrific design! All buttons scale too, buttons don't need to get bigger just because your screen is, therefor, you get room for more content..

    I REALLY like your idea of using mythology, we have done a lot of research in finding a name through that, because it has a meaning too, like Icarus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    The link is dead it seems? :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwesth View Post
    Give it a voice and call it KITT
    Shhh... I am doing that with my Truck but I am using OM as my Front end... :P
    Seriously.. (Lets just say it will have more than a simple PC... )

    But to stay on track...

    With the dozens of front ends out there already why start from scratch like this?
    I have considered doing this myself but with open source projects such as Open Mobile what do you think you can do better than isn't already being done?

    It would make much more sense to get involved with something already in existence. If you are planning on building something you can sell then you really need to make something that will work across more than one platform. Building something that is windows only puts you in a decent field where you have the best hardware support but really. If you are building something new and exciting then you really need to be something different. Oh and if you are charging for it then you will want to come in under the cost of Centrafuse or damn close to it.

    There are numerous FE's currently available. I haven't had the time to get really involved with OM yet but it is just one example of a nice free FE. It is currently under development but has some features that are not found in many other places and is free. And will eventually work with Linux once one of us has the time to get it to run. So like I said, why develop your own when there are many out there already? Are you planning to make money off of it?

    "Mobile Dream" could be one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LasseO View Post
    Thank you for your input!

    You're right, Front End would be a better description for it.

    Centrafuse works in images, all the UI is based on static images which can only resize in all directions. So, no matter how big your screen might be, the UI will just scale up in size, which is not very efficient, and looks very bad! Our system is build from the ground in WPF, which enables use of scale much better, as everything is rendered runtime. Take CFs music screen, only 3.. THREE! songs are visible in the list, no matter how big your screen is, that is simply horrific design! All buttons scale too, buttons don't need to get bigger just because your screen is, therefor, you get room for more content..

    I REALLY like your idea of using mythology, we have done a lot of research in finding a name through that, because it has a meaning too, like Icarus!
    As long as you make it more functional and less glitchy then CF then I think you'd have a winner

    Also I'd definitely push for ARM support. With things like the Arndale, Odroid, Ambrix, and other development boards being pretty cheap and very available I think it's an awesome platform to move to. It could run under linux, or Android at that point as those boards support both. The Arndale board actually has GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, FM and all that built in. Then there are all the tablet installs. Currently we have to manually build a front end with a custom launcher and hacks.

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    Hdale, I have been working with OM a little bit and ARM is very doable. I actually plan to build something for an ARM project I have. C# can work well in windows and Linux does support it with Mono but to go to Android it is a totally different animal. You can buy a C# development systems built for either Android or iOS but it will cost $400 for either device.

    My issue with doing that is that if you spend the $400 for the environment you want to pay for it somehow. If you do it as a hobby $400 can be a bit much to make something others will use for free.

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