Car Home Ultra – Easy to manage your phone while in the car

[App] Car Home Ultra

Car Home UltraCar 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 pressing the home button (see settings->startup options).

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 let’s 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

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Applater: A handy car dock application to help you use your device safely even while driving

Android 4.2+ users can also use Google Voice Commands for a completely hands free experience. See this link for details:

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)
Battery Meter
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
SMS Auto Responder
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)

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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…

SMS – This is required for the new SMS Auto-responder feature. If the feature is not enabled, the app does not interact with SMS.

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.

Car Home Ultra user reviews :

Outstanding app. Use it every day. Recently had a question regarding a setting I wasn’t sure about and emailed an address on their support site. They responded very quickly, answered the question and even took the time to offer a suggestion that might work for the way I use it most. Highly recommended and a thank you to the developers.

Update on March 18th 2017: thank you very much for fixing the Slacker media controls and also it now shows the artist information properly. One strange thing I’ve been noticing that is still not fixed is when this app is active the Okay Google phase response no longer works properly. It starts and then instantly stops. When I’m not running this app it works fine. Excellent design, well thought out and very customizable. I really love the day / night mode, media control, address display and location announcement. The ability for the Home button to bring you back to the app is really nice too. I emailed the developer about the title and artist not displaying for Slacker and he said if the app sends the info, he displays it. Maybe Slacker is sending it in a different way but I know there is some way for it to be displayed. My Moto 360 displays Slacker info just fine. Also, he said he was working on an issue with the Title / Artist not clearing from the Media Screen once the source app is closed (Pandora, Google Play, etc.). For example, when I’m playing something from Slacker, the last song I played on Pandora was displaying. Hopefully he can make the buttons on the Media Screen more customizable, such as color, solid (not just outline). They are very hard to see in daylight. I have to use these now since the Media Controller buttons no longer work and I was told those are going away. Other than those few things, I love the app!
  • TheSpinningHead March 18, 2017
  • Thanks for the review. More improvements to the media controller coming soon! Other users have reported that clearing Car Home as the default dock app and then reseting fixes the Ok Google problem.

Last Update February 19, 2018 :

New Overlay Button feature to allow easy access to the app without Car Mode.
Updated and simplified settings menu.
Warning for Android 7+ users to not enable Car Mode.
New users are defaulted to dark skin for day mode, and black skin for night mode.
New users will see Welcome screen.
Media Controller uses updated Android APIs.
Media Controller now optionally displays album art.
Bug Fixes and code modernization (Targets SDK 25)
Bug fix for startup crash on Samsung phones

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