Usefull App Car Dock Home v3 running on my HTC Vivid ICS smartphone doesn't start any of the "Car Mode System Settings". I'd like it to turn on GPS and Bluetooth when it starts up, but if it doesn't, I don't mind. Car Dock Home v3 is a nice improvement on the HTC included Car Panel and the inclusion of widgets (Power Control) means I can start the radios manually.
GREAT FULLY CUSTOMISABLE CAR HOME APP, with room for improvement. To get full benefit of this app you must download third party widgets to display on the home screens. *improvements to be made* 1. Grid guidelines in edit mode to make it easier to place widgets 2. Click and drag widgets needs to be added, current add and delete is painful. 3. Save page layout and manage pages needs to be added 4. Basically make editing the same as the latest Android native. 5. Share layouts forum 6. *Built ins to add* battery status, gps satellite status, power status, power buttons.
Rare app that combines a plain launcher screen with car mode settings. But it's a very archaic launcher that I'm surprised hasn't been updated at all. You can't even drag and drop anything much less do any of the other functions modern launchers have built in.
Awesome app, stopped working after Kit Kat upgrade I see people complaining about the app not looking like the screenshots... The screenshots are demonstrating the app with home screen widgets in use. You have to install your own widgets (and whatever widgets you have, which is the awesome part). After upgrading to Kit Kat, it won't launch when I dock it anymore, and messages posted on the developer's website months ago are still in the moderator queue waiting to be approved, so it seems like it's been abandoned. This is a shame, as it was truly awesome.
doesn't auto-launch via bluetooth. my car has a built-in bluetooth hands-free kit; I have a charging cradle. Other "car home" apps can launch automatically when you get within range of a paired bluetooth device, but this one seems to be missing that feature. otherwise, looks useful.
Good. No frills. Smooth. Not so good on the Galaxy S4 Now with another device and a new version of this app, I decided to have a go at it (since Car Home Ultra just gets worse each day). And... surprise! It works! PROS: simple, no frills, smooth, small. CONS: home screen scrolling doesn't "wrap around" (must scroll aaalll the waaaaay back to the other end); can't move icons around (must delete, and add in new position - bummer when you notice you long-clicked at the wrong position). And no speed info, etc. Galaxy S4 won't enter car mode :-(
Last fix for ICS software menu button didn't work. This one seems to for my Xoom on ICS, and a user tested on Honeycomb 3.2. Use the software compatibility menu button to access preferences, for controlling the features like landscape/portrait mode, etc...
Fix for lack of menu button on some Honeycomb or ICS devices. A software menu button should appear in your lower nav bar.