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    Another one down the line : driveXpress

    Hi guys,

    I’ve done the same silly thing and started my own project, hoping that I gonna see it in a car one day. I am comparatively vary new in this particular field, so you may find several silly mistakes in this app but I’m trying my best to make it better. Here is a couple of screenshots for you to have look (and comments) and a download like at the bottom, just to tell me whether I should carry on coding or not.

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    This is the opening screen - the center of the screen (where the car logo is) will be used as a multifunctional display unit to provide various information time to time and a clock when it’s idle for a certain period. Partly done so far.

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    Car logo will be changed to this analogue clock after a certain period if inactivity. Presently it’s 5 see (for testing purpose) and hard coded. I plan to make it user configurable from the preference pane. Presently users can select the desired time zone and the transparency level of the clock (by clicking the very last button).

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    A WorldClock (just for fun), can be accessed by clicking the corner of the LCD clock on the main sereen. A 12 month calender will come later.

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    A simple photo viewer, not done yet. It’s a static image, just to get an idea how does it look.

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    Now, it's time for some Music. I think, this the “most wanted” screen for most of the users and I plane to make it like this. I didn’t started working on this yet but all the buttons are clickable (without doing anything), just try the click effects.

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    This is my Address Book. Presently I’m working on it. Not finished yet but mostly completed. I’m also having some problem with the customized selection bar (the red one around MJ); not sure how to do that. And the search option is partly working. I’ve added an OSK (a scale down version, only for the address book search). It’s not fully working with NSView object but the search is fully working using the physical keyboard. I need some help.

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    Here is a very simple web browser – nothing sophisticated but can do most of the tasks. There is small preference window for the browser for changing the home page and few other options.


    I’ve started this Xcode/Cocoa stuffs just a little more than two months ago, so my experience should be considered as zero. Whatever I’ve done so far, it wouldn’t be possible with out any help from Jirka Jirout – he helped me a lot to write most of the code. So, if anything good comes out, someday, you have to thank Jirka. Mean time, please download (from here) and the try this small demo and give me some feedback, especially about the practicality and usability in a car. I still don’t have a touch screen in my car, so I appreciate if anyone put this small app in the car and tell me how does it look in real and how is the visibility in the day light. If you guys like this, then I’ll continue other wise I’ll drop it. I’ve lazy enough to do something only for myself.

    Thank you very much for your comments and advices. Cheers!!!

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    ill tell ya what.. if you can get that 100% working i will kiss you THATS BLOODY AWSOME

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    looks great man!!! Keep up the work. how did you do the browser?

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    very nice.

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    i like this one best.

    any chance of doign ODBII?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CArringt
    looks great man!!! Keep up the work. how did you do the browser?
    Well, that was the one of the easiest one to make Ė just take the WebView object and connect the buttons to itís pre-defined sets of Target/Actions (e.g. GoBack, GoForward etc.) and you done. Thus, youíll get the most basic browser without writing even a line of code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdashiki
    any chance of doign ODBII?
    Yeah, other wise there is no meaning of doing this. I have plan to do that too, but as I told earlier, Iím still learning and doing so simply I wonít be able to do such stuffs as fast as you guys do. But Iíll do that by sure if I get inspired by you people.

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    Looks nice! Pretty graphics!
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    Great work, looks like it will be awesome.

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