Car Home Ultra

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3.9
12.1K reviews
1M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Car Home Ultra is a car dock app that makes it easy to manage your phone while in the car.

It can startup automatically when your car’s BT is detected, and you can always easily get back to CHU by tapping either the home button or the overlay button (see settings->startup options).

Car Home Ultra has many task automation features to setup your phone for use in the car. This includes: Auto Startup, Display Brightness control, volume control, WiFi settings, and more.

More Features:
• Customize an unlimited number of shortcuts to launch apps, direct dial numbers, or even navigate to a specific location.
• Use the media controller to manage any music or podcast app on your phone with big easy to see buttons.
• Keep aware of your speed, location, weather, altitude, and more with the built in data widgets.
• Multiple skins and color schemes for 100s of different looks.
• Automatic Day and Night color schemes to preserve your night vision.
• Automatic Response for SMS messages lets you focus on the road.
• Speed Alarm to help you avoid tickets
• Full Feature List Below

Mark the Geek: "CarHome Ultra for Android - Perfect App for in Car Dock"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-Aonh645Y

Android 4.2+ users can also use Google Voice Commands for a completely hands free experience. See this link for details: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6031948?hl=en

**This is a 30 day trial, if you like the app please purchase CarHome Ultra License for unlimited use**


Data Widgets:
- Speedometer (speaks when pressed)
- Compass
- Altimeter
- Battery Meter
- Clock
- Current Weather Conditions (Speaks when pressed)
- Current Location (Speaks when pressed)

Other Features:
- Integrated Media Controller (Play/Pause, Next, Previous, Artist, Title)
- Unlimited number of custom shortcuts
- Location alerts
- Custom Day/Night color schemes
- Multiple skins and color schemes
- Auto switch between Day/Night based on Sunset and Sunrise
- Set to speaker phone mode when docked (optional)
- Starts CarHome when bluetooth connection is detected
- Auto Bluetooth on with Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Bluetooth off when exiting Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Wifi on/off with Car Mode (optional)
- Displays speed in KPH or MPH
- Displays temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit
- Full Screen Mode
- Support for Icon Packs
- Lock Screen Rotation (landscape, portrait, reverse landscape, and reverse portrait)
- Android 5 Material Design
- Brightness and Display Mode Controls
- Volume Controls
- Tactile Button Response
- Mute Alerts
- 3 Page Type: 6 button, 8 button, and media controller
- Sleep Mode: saves power and reduces heat
- Keep Display On until you exit the app
- Stop music/media on exit
- Android Auto partially inspired by this app (yes, that’s true)


HAVE A PROBLEM? Please send me an email: contactus@thespinninghead.com

App Permission Descriptions:
Device & App History – Required for the new Media Controller feature to detect if a media player is able to accept media requests.

Contacts/Calendar – This is required to setup a direct dial shortcut. Calendar is bundled with the contact permission.

Location – This is required to access the GPS for the speedometer, compass, altimeter, weather, etc…

Phone – This is required for the Direct Dial shortcut.

Photos/Media/Files – This is required for the Debug Log feature. Photos & Media are bundled with the permission, the app doesn’t need those.

Camera/Microphone – The app will need the microphone permission for any voice activated features in the future. It is required right now for the media player visualization feature. Attaching to the audio stream requires the mic permission. Camera is bundled with the mic permission, the app doesn’t use the camera.

Wi-Fi Connection – The app needs this permission to enable/disable Wi-Fi.
Updated on
Nov 10, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.9
12.1K reviews
Bob Falcone
October 4, 2022
***Update: The app has been updated and it now works fine with the Android 13! *** Second update: while the recent update fixed many issues, two new problems have popped up. The app no longer automatically starts and stops when connecting/disconnecting from a Bluetooth device, such as in-dash entertainment unit. Downgrading to 3 stars until it's fixed
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TheSpinningHead
October 4, 2022
Due to changes in Android, the app will no longer be able to auto-start. The best it can do is show a notification that can be tapped to start the app, when your selected BT device connects.
Jon M
November 15, 2022
I've been with this app since it was first released. I never had a problem until this latest update. Now the option to automatically turn off wifi when launching the app stopped working. So my phone is constantly searching for a signal while I'm driving. Once that's fixed I would give it 5 stars again.
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John Mensinger
November 8, 2022
Best features are dying off... After the latest Android updates, Bluetooth auto-start/stop doesn't work anymore, but that's not all. CHU-controlled display brightness and media volume used to propagate to all other apps while CHU was running, but now switching through apps, brightness and volume revert until CHU is brought back to the fore. The display feature was great for keeping a dimmer screen at night, but now when I launch Waze from CHU, the display goes back to day-level brightness.
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TheSpinningHead
November 8, 2022
Auto-start has been modified but it still works. Display brightness and media volume still work fine. You may need to change settings or enable a permission. Get help from contactus@thespinninghead.com

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