Opinions on a possible new android based Front end
Ok so its been discussed on here several different times about using an Android Tablet (or phone) as a carPC. I like this idea as everything is contained in one nice little package and no major wiring (except for sound) is needed. The major problem is that they arent designed for use while driving. There is CarHome for some of the froyo based phones and another 3rd party program called car home that work but arent that great and dont have a lot of visual customization available.
What Im thinking of doing (and its just in the idea and considering phase) is designing and putting together my own. I have some experience programming for Android (was making a game for it for fun) and the basic premise wouldnt be too hard. Making a media player from scratch isnt hard and embedded the navigation is pretty simple as well. The gui interface might be a little tricky cause I dont know much about it and would need to learn but theres plenty of tutorials that I have available. The hard part would be integrating and doing everything for things like the OBD. Also some things wouldnt be perfect like integrating other apps like pandora or iheartradio would be the normal layout for them and wouldnt be able to make a car version.
So what Im wondering is how many would be interested in something like this (and possibly helping with things like graphics), because if its something that would get used I would seriously consider taking on the adventure and starting with this.