You can also set your car's location manually.
Oh, and it's free and has no ads, but donations are highly appreciated!
This app is almost identical to the Car Dock with swipe control that I created with the exception that you have control over the function of each button, allowing you to choose any app, or one of the car dock functions, to populate each place on the screen.
This app was only thoroughly tested on the Motorola Droid2 with Motorola car dock.
*You can press the buttons or slide from any empty (non-button) part of the screen toward the button to select
*Place any app or one of the included car dock functions into each position on the 2 provided screens.
*Voice search for music
*Quick access to basic phone functions
*Automatically launches when placed in car dock and exits when removed
Fine Location: This app uses GPS to determine heading and speed. You can disable this feature in the settings or disable the GPS location source if you don't want the GPS used.
Bluetooth: Allows the app to request to turn on Bluetooth if selected in settings. The app will always ask your permission to turn on Bluetooth.
*The media buttons act as though your phone has hardware play, next, etc buttons, allowing you to use your own media players. More than one media app may try to respond to these buttons. Current workaround: try to use media app settings to control response to hardware media buttons or uninstall apps.
*When the GPS is disabled, the app will try to align the compass heading using the magnetic compass. This sensor may indicate the wrong direction if not calibrated in the phone location settings. Some car docks have magnetic sensors in them, so the phone may need to be calibrated while connected to the dock. It can also be confused by metal and electromagnetic fields in the car.
This app is a tool and features included to not imply they should be used while driving in conditions that would cause distraction. Always drive safely, obey local traffic laws, and use common sense when operating a vehicle.
Limited Time BETA Release!
Car Sleuth works manually or with any Bluetooth device to automatically save your GPS location when that device disconnects. You choose the Bluetooth device(s) that you want to use and the next time that device is connected it will automatically find your current location. When the car (or Bluetooth device) is then turned off it will save the current GPS coordinates, allowing you to quickly and easily return to that location.
Spent too much time in a store and then forgotten where you parked? You walk around the parking lot pressing your car keys hoping your car will flash its lights or honk to let you know where you parked. Not any more… When you are ready to find your car, simply use the Car Sleuth notification message to one-click into the Car Sleuth Map, Compass or Radar finding modes. No need to shake your phone or open an application to save your car’s location. Get out of your car and simply walk away, confident that you can find your car again with a simple click.