Well, see, here's the thing. I haven't done a ton of playing around with the Emulator, but from what I can tell, it's only for use in running applications you've developed. You can't just download an app from the App Store and run it using the Emulator. It runs your compiled source code, and that's about it.
I didn't realize xGPS came out with their Turn by Turn voice version while I was away on vaca. Loaded it and went to the grocery store. Works great though the voice is in meters (not a biggie).
I've not bought my new car yet. Leaning towards a Hyundai Santa Fe. They use an LG Nav but it's apparently limited. I can't just plug in a backup camera for instance though the 2009 has iPod integration.
My problem is the mfrs like Dice, USA spec, etc. don't make anything for Hyundai. I was told by iSimple (who just came out with harnesses for Hyundai) that their harness won't work with the Nav, only the Non-nav car. Something about how it handles the xm or aux? I guess IDK IF I can somehow integrate video on this Nav. If the Apple cable can be plugged into it or not.
What I'd like is this - the Mimo 7" USB monitor http://www.mimomonitors.com/
And some way to use it with the iPhone. I wonder if there's a way to hook up the monitor with a wireless USB. Course I wouldn't have a clue how to deal with audio.
To quote an old favorite cartoon character: "Curses, foiled again."
Originally Posted by hutacars
bugbyte...have you tried a program called appflow yet...it might be useful for quickly navigating between apps
Not sure if this will help or not, but this program is through the App store. It is a turn by turn that made it through Apple's screening process. not amazing from the reviews but thought you might want to see it
Unfortunately it doesn't do turn by turn voice like the jailbreak xGPS does. I have both but at the time my side of the country wasn't released yet so I didn't try it on the road.
Superfly - does Appflow work for you? Mine doesn't work since IDK what iPhone firmware version came out. Erica needs to update this and add toggles to turn off unneeded apps.
So guys.... I've been waiting for Apple's 'tablet' forever and again the rumors are coming on strong again that we'll see this pretty soon. I suspect it'll be like a giant iPhone. The current rumor for size is 10" which IMO is too big for the car but I'm sure it'll have a nice petite bezel.
Would a multi-touch tablet (giant iPhone/iPod Touch) be able to be used in the car? I have a fantasy of just popping it in some type of stand/dock and grabbing it at will to bring in the house, etc. Would such a device be able to power a car's full stereo system properly? IDK how that would work.
its expensive though and doesn't have voice....but i guess if you don't want to jailbreak its your only option
Somehow I don't foresee it being a problem.
Originally Posted by meagain
Just tried appflow but it crashes on my iPhone. It looks pretty cool, though. Hopefully it will get better.
I'm so wired about this convergence of the smart device with the car/mobile. It's happening very, very quickly.
1. GPS - already solutions for jailbroken phones and Apple is sure to release something 'real soon' that should be acceptable.
2. Using Dot.Tunes I can access all of my music without regard to the size of the memory in the iPod. As long as I have a net connection I can access and play video anywhere on the planet. I just point my iPod to an I.P. address and bam! Up come my artist, album, genre, playlists and everything.
3. External video capability. Not perfect, but not bad either. More videos of what it looks like in the near future.
4. Apps, apps, and more apps. Everyone is developing everything for the iPod/iPhone and you basically don't lack for apps.
What we need:
1. Some way to control the iPod while driving. Some way to auto flip the screen without having to shift the iPod's position. A double tap on the screen that flips it or a double swipe or something like that.
2. Some kind of front end software to manage it. An app of some kind. At least at first.
3. Some way to connect the iPod by WiFi to control stuff in the car.
That will do for now.
I just ran into Innovate Motorsports’ OT-2 "OpenTune" interface for the iPod to read OBD codes and provide vehicle data. It runs with LogWorks Mobile software, available at the Apple Store.
It's odd how fast things have changed. For many years, the vast majority of development was for Windows; in a surprisingly short time, a huge number of innovators seem to have moved to the burgeoning iPhone market.
There's an iPhone upgrade rumored for June. If that's not just wishful thinking, I may be forced to buy one, just so I can dance along the leading -- often bleeding -- edge. :dance: