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    Car related Ipad/iPhone apps - while driving

    So while Centrafuse and RideRunner are not yet ported for OS-X/iPhone OS, we can maybe list here what apps could be successfully used in a car while driving.

    Generally apps that are meant to select and play media while jogging or on a treadmill or bike are the next best thing short of a fully fledged front end. Some remote control apps have a great overall design (display media info and big buttons like a front end), but they of course require another computer to be controlled by it.

    Also, if you have suggestions about settings to avoid having to swipe from left to right everytime you want to access the iPad/iPhone (specially if it's charging while in the car, why would you need to logon?), and other battery, display and overall settings for in car use would be great to post here.




    So what we have now?

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    First app that comes to mind: Flick Tunes.



    FlickTunes lets you keep your eyes on the road & control your music by touch! Because it provides you with a bold, clean, yet uncluttered, interface combined with intuitive touch and gesture-based controls FlickTunes is simply the safest and most effective way to control your music on the go.

    Perfect for use in the car, on the treadmill, at the gym or while jogging. Use it anywhere you can't afford to spend time futzing with your music player! You won't ever need to take your eyes off the road again.

    FlickTunes is more than just a music player, however - itís your music player. Choose your own font. Choose your own orientation. Choose your own gestures. Choose a default playlist and more! We give you the power to remake FlickTunes however you see fit. But only if you want to, itís already super simple to use by default. Change it, donít change it. Whatever you want.

    Itís So Easy To Use Right Out Of The BoxFlick Left: Advance to the next song.
    1. Flick Right: Go back to the previous song.
    2. Swipe Up or Down: Toggle between play & pause.
    3. 2 Finger Flick Left: Skip forward 30 seconds.
    4. 2 Finger Flick Right: Skip back 30 seconds.
    5. 2 Finger Swipe Up: Increase volume.
    6. 2 Finger Swipe Down: Decrease volume.
    7. 3 Finger Flick Left: Flick and hold for Fast Forward.
    8. 3 Finger Flick Right: Flick and hold for Rewind.
    9. 3 Finger Swipe Down: Start (or restart) the default playlist.


    And Itís Incredibly Customizable Too


    1. Auto-Lock > Allow While Playing: Set whether the device is allowed to auto-lock while music is playing.
    2. Auto-Lock > Allow While Paused: Set whether the device is allowed to auto-lock while music is paused.
    3. Controls > One Finger Controls: Assign each single finger gesture (tap, flick left, flick right, swipe up, swipe down) to any action you want.
    4. Controls > Two Finger Controls: Assign each two finger gesture (tap, flick left, flick right, swipe up, swipe down) to any action you want.
    5. Controls > Three Finger Controls: Assign each three finger gesture (tap, flick left, flick right, swipe up, swipe down) to any action you want.
    6. Controls > Gesture Indicators: Set whether a brief popup indicator should appear to show you which gesture you activated.
    7. Controls > Volume Gesture Sensitivity: Control how much the volume changes in response to the volume gesture action.
    8. Controls > Gesture Recognition Threshold: Control how much movement is required before a flick or a swipe is recognized.
    9. Playlist > Default Playlist Name: Specify the playlist* you want to use when the default playlist gesture is activated.
    10. Playlist > Default Playlist Shuffle: Set whether the default playlist should be shuffled or not.
    11. Playlist > Default Playlist Repeat: Set whether the default playlist should be repeated or not.

    ETC.

    It shows lyrics too, etc. Sounds like a great app, going to test it soon. Not sure if it's good for the iPad, but for the iPhone sounds great.

    Also, not sure if it works for video, and it surely is not a front end with access to other functions (NAV, Pandora, etc.)...so that's it for now.

    Better than that ugly iTunes interface I think.

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    I don't know how many awesome points I can award, but that post is awesome on so many levels. I must have that app and the llama that goes with it.

    Content wise I can contribute very little at this time.

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    Cool, glad to help!

    I tested the app, it works great! Too bad it does not look that good on the iPad...but it works just as fine.

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    Another great app: Beat the traffic HD...It's like TrafficCAMs for RR, only for the ipad and besides local CAMs, it displays maps too.

    Some screenshots:








    And it's free!

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    Another one designed specifically for driving, but it's simpler (less options on the settings, apparently) than the first one above. FluxTunes.

    FlexTunes is a lifesaver, maybe literally, when youíre on the freeway and canít take the time to look at the iPod screen to change songs.

    - Tap to pause/restart
    Ė Slide left and right to change tracks
    Ė Slide up and down to adjust volume
    Ė Slide two fingers left or right to change playlists
    Ė Slide two fingers up to play music from your whole library
    Ė Slide two fingers down to select playlists/albums/songs




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    I thought I would add a couple to this list. I use Rev2.0 and Dashcommand for OBDII monitoring. The upcoming Dashcommand 2.0 looks amazing.

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    True. Here's Rev2.0 link.

    And some pictures:


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    Windows Mobile Lap Timer

    It's not an iPhone or iPad app, but definately useful in the car at the track.

    Mobile Lap Timer

    Simple, but does the trick.

    (Edit R. Hurst: This is an iPad apps subforum only...the iPad version would be this one (or for a lap-time only app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stopw...345291768?mt=8)

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