Better CAR dock app

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by heliumfx, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. heliumfx

    heliumfx Member

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    I'm no programmer so I thought I would post my thoughts and let someone else run with it.

    First off, I see so much work going into "cleaning" up the main UI (I.E. smoked glass), and its great, but I hate the UI for the car dock, I like the concept just not the layout.

    It would be great to have a big button for maps, nav, home. then a section for your own apps. maybe like 4 apps. So say I wanted music, web, wifi tether (for my laptop and not the car next to me), and email. Is this even possible, after seeing the work done on other parts of the OS I tend to think so.
     
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    there is a app in the market for a new cardock....
    think its called 2.1 dock or something like that. i just plain dont use it. i took the magnet out of my dock.......
     
  3. heliumfx

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    well there is an easier way, you can just remove the car home apk.
     
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    yes I also removed the apk....
     
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    I would love some more functionality in the car dock app. I have a 09 Ford Focus that I use to travel for work. I spent a minimum of 10 hours a week driving, usually more around 20+ and the Google Turn by Turn directions are all I use to get everywhere. I play everything through MS Sync using Slacker Radio and Google Maps so it would be awesome if you could place say Slacker on the Car Dock or something. Would be awesome.
     
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    I can't find the app - anyone know the name, or have a link to it?

    Thanks!
     
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    Exact name is car dock v2.1
     
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    Yep, I just found this the other day. It gives you 4 home screens that are fully-customizable with 6 apps/shortcuts per screen. Because it upscales the low-res icons, it doesn't look very good.

    However, if you go into the Help, it'll tell you how you can use completely custom high-res icons that you put on the SD card.
     
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    sweet - great app suggestion!
     
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    someone just find some high res icons now!
     
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