Edit: Last update made huge strides in reliability! I'm getting the alerts without issue now, and they warn even if the app is in the background. Updated to five stars. So much potential, paid premium as well, but needs to have the bugs squashed. All of the extra features are superior to Android Auto, but the features just do not work with any level of consistency. Please keep working on this app it's so close to greatness!
I really like the look of this app. It's sharp, simple, and compact. That said it needs a few things to push it to the next level: 1. A good dialer: the buttons are simply too small to see and to use while driving. The buttons need to be bigger and brighter for those off times you have to call a number not in your contacts. 2. Integrating Waze: Waze these days is THE app for navigation because it's real time and gives me info on police traps and other incidents that Google Maps simply doesn't do. I know that you can use Waze AFTER you start navigation but this doesn't always work and it often reverts back to Google Maps. Other interfaces are doing this as a standard. 3. A setting that allows you to remain in the app the entire time I am in the car. Often using the home or back button simply kicks me out of the app. Other than that it's a good setup. Needs those tweaks to move into 4- and 5-star range.
Settings are absolutely superior to Android Auto, but the navigation interface isn't. I would also prefer UI of goggle maps or waze. Google maps has more detail and traffic info while driving. My commute to work this morning didn't have any traffic details and it was guiding me down a large yellow pixelated road that occupied the whole screen. the integrated maps aren't very useful on the road.
The app functionality works well however there were many issues that made the app sub-par. The weather never updated, the speedometer never changed from 0 to name a few.
I really like this app. It is very similar to what my husband has in built into his car. The speed warnings are especially helpful.
If there's anyway to integrate Google maps directly into the app or to just disable the built-in maps screen this app would be 100%
- Caching contacts and weather for faster loading
- New default navigation app support: Navmii
- Added attributions for Google and PathSense
- Bug fixes
- AutoMate 2.0 coming soon!
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