Below is a running collection of Mac links related to the car environment. Please feel free to either PM me or add your own links..i will delete your post when it is added to this list. Please do not discuss them here :-)
- Installing a Mac Mini in Your Car by Bugbyte - step by step instructions on materials needed, steps, and items you may need for your PowerPC based MacMini install into your car.
- Installing a Macbook or iBook in your Car - How to install a portable Mac in your car
(as of 2008-04-20)
- Dash interfaces
- CarFrontEnd -Open source front end with plug in architecture
- Neon Boombox - Free front end with software development kit
- QCAR - Successor to Tatra App, a slot oriented front end in beta development
Media Center Interfaces (alternatives to dash interfaces)
- AMP - The latest front end interface for Mac OS X - Tiger only.
- CcarProject! - Another frontend for Mac OS X that is quite active here at this Mp3Car.com thread
- Dash-Mac - still in early stages of development
- Mobile Media Center for Mac OS X (aka "iMeedia") - port of the Mobile Media frontend for PCs; in development stages
- i3 - An "intelligent integrated interface for your Mac and your car" with a running Mp3car.com thread
- PyCar - interface coded in Python for Win and Linux - No Mac port *yet*
- TactPlayer - functioning front end player for Mac OS X. free demo, but looks like its free for now
- Search the Show off your project forum and use the search term "Mac" to see Mac installs
Hardware - 3rd party
- Sound interfaces
- Touchscreen Drivers
- Startup/shutdown controllers
- USB Start-up Button - Does not work with iMac DV Summer 2000 or later since they do not have the ability to start from USB device
- Cell phone:
- Onscreen keyboard
- KiiBoard - an onscreen keyboard useful for your touchscreen apps.
- GPS Navigation
- Route Buddy - The only native Mac mapping solution in development
- RoadNav - open source road navigation program for Mac, Linux, and Windows; maps used are free from several US government and state agencies - tested by BugByte on a roadtrip with review here
- Google Earth - In conjunction with GPS2GEX and GPSD, you can plot your position on Google Earth's 3D moving map. Details on how to do it are here.
- Route 2004 (aka Route 66) - use to be the only known up-to-date commerical GPS software for Mac OS X - newer versions not made for Mac anymore
- Street Atlas USA 6.0 for Mac - notice how *old* this version is...if you can find it, it runs on Mac
- Media players
- XM Radio
- Sleep time out - Shuts your Mac down after a specified amount of time sleeping. Great to prevent a drained battery.
Programming for OS X
- Native Apple languages/items
- Dashboard - Possible alternative using widgets native to OS X Tiger
- 3rd Party Freeware
- 3rd Party Commerical