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Launch custom app when connecting to car dock?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by speedracer79, Dec 16, 2009.

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    I have rooted and nandroid imaged my Droid and want to get my hands a little dirty hacking to suit my needs. I personally have found that I don't use the CarDock app much when in the car. I would much rather have slacker radio launch when connecting to the dock. Does anyone know what is being called when the dorid senses the magnet for the car dock?
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    This is very similar to one of my goals for the rooted Droid. I actually use the current application, but would like it to have an icon for music. Ideally that would open another similar menu with icons for slacker, local music, Pandora, and a couple other frequently used music options.
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    +1 for auto launching pandora. Its the most frequent feature when i put my phone in the doc. However, would it be possible for the home button to still direct to the GPS application?

    Just incase i need the gps for something, i want to get to it easy. i can always bring pandora back from the notification bar if i temporarily close it.
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    I am following up here because this is where I started. It looks like the post on AllDroid is getting some traction. I have been able to make a workable solution for myself using the info below taken from AllDroid.org - View topic - That Stupid Car Dock App.

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    Hee, boy are you guys going to LOVE me:

    DroidAwake - in the market.

    launches any app you want on either car or home droid docking, plus toggles bluetooth, wifi, screen timeout, you name it.

    you can thank me later :)
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    ??

    are you talking about DockAwake?


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    whoops! I meant Dockawake, and yes, I am. in the most recent update you can also launch any app of your choosing on Docking
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    Hmmmm, that is so strange.. mine is installed and working perfectly, I also just searched the market and found it immediatly. You're in the u.s. right?
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    Just checked, its there now.
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