Developed by S. Lin, G. Park, A. Fan, and M. Alex.
With the widget you can assign one or more screens on your home launcher to be dedicated for usage inside the car.
Unlike Car Home applications, you still will have access to all other screens of your home launcher.
HOW TO USE/OPEN/ADD
On any home screen press "menu", then "add", select "widgets" and choose "Car Widget" from the list of available widgets.
You might need to restart the device in order to widget to appear in the list.
* 4x4 widget
* You can assign 6 shortcuts per widget
* 5 Skins: Holo, Glossy, Car Home, Metro (Windows Phone 7), BlackBearBlac
* Customization options: background color, opacity, font size and color, icons tint
* Replacement for "Car Dock" / "Car Home" applications.
* Apply custom icon and edit title of shortcut
* Apply ADW Icon pack
Available shortcuts (can be expanded by installed applications):
* Direct dial/ message
* Directions & Navigation (Using Google Maps)
* Gmail label
* Music playlist
* Built-In Shortcuts - (InCar switch, Play/Pause, Next, Previous - Experimental)
Free version includes Trial of the features available in the Car Widget Pro.
Car Widget Pro features:
Detects when you inside the car and adjusts settings of your phone.
Detection (possible to combine all of the options):
* When power cable connected
* When headphones connected
* When Bluetooth device connected
* Activity recognition
* Turn on Bluetooth
* Disable screen timeout
* Adjust screen brightness
* Adjust volume level of media
* Switch off Wi-Fi
* Route call to speaker
* Auto answer (Experimental)
* Autorun App
* Shortcuts in notification bar (Android 4.0)
- It's not possible to unlock the screen from widget
- It's not possible to switch to the specific screen from widget
- Not possible to switch GPS
CALL_PHONE (Directly call phone numbers)- used for direct call shortcut
WAKE_LOCK (Prevent phone from sleeping) - used to disable screen timeout
WRITE_SETTINGS (Modify system settings)- used to adjust brightness settings
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE and CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
BLUETOOTH and BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - required in order to switch Bluetooth state
(Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage) - Backup/Restore functionality
* On some devices you have option "Stay awake" (Under Settings -> Applications -> Development), you can enable it if your want to prevent phone from sleeping.
* Landscape mode: Not all launchers allow to use phone in landscape mode, just replace yours with alternative one that supports it (like LauncherPro or ADW).
You can find Car Widget Pro also in androidpit.com market.
(This marketplace has an option for PayPal)
Please exercise caution when using this application and do not manipulate your device while driving. Always pay attention to the road.
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It has got the following features:-
== Non-frequent one time conversion ==
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== Frequent multi currency conversions ==
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Whether you have internet connection or not you can get the rates using Smart Currency Converter
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== Get currency related news ==
News feature takes you to the currency related news.
== Help ==
Help feature gives a brief instruction how this application can be used.
How to use :-
After downloaded & installed, you'll land into the main page. You can Click the Menu for more features. If you can Click on the Help feature, you'll get a brief instruction how this application can be used.
Smart Currency Converter supports the currencies of the following countries :-
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Once you installed the application, How to proceed?
= Very first thing to do only once ! =
- Do long-press on the app icon to create Home-screen shortcut for quick access.
= How to configure ? =
- Select Menu->Settings for configuration.
= How to use ? =
- Click on the app shortcut.
- Select Menu->Home, if it is not selected.
- Click on the 'Send Alert' button.
= How users know the alert is sent ? =
- The device will display msg and vibrate.
= What will be notified to the receiver ? =
- The location of the device
- WiFi Network
- address (Street, City, Town, Country)
- position in the map
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