[App] Smart Car Dock
It let’s you assign the following to any button (by long or short clicking if not already assigned):
launch apps, shortcuts (f.i. short-dialer), and show widgets (two per page). Note: widgets need at least android version 4.1!
a gps button like velocity (mph/kmh), altimeter (ft./m) and driving direction (en/ger)
time (am-pm/24h) and date button (us/eu)
multimedia player shortcuts like play/pause, stop, next and previous song (Not any player supports this!)
shortcuts to raise/lower volume, mute/unmute device and speaker on/off
shortcut to trigger voice commands (Google voice search or voice dialer-if installed on device)
Drag and drop buttons (by long-clicking text)
Change image and label of buttons
Clicking on a gps-, time- or date display launches a cockpit-view. In this view you can see the current velocity, altimeter, driving direction, time and date. Depending on which mentioned element was clicked in the main-app, this element will be as large as possible in the center of the cockpit-view. All the other mentioned elements are placed around this element. The cockpit-view can be left again by clicking anywhere on the screen.
Current location visible in action-bar and cockpit-view
Swiping down triggers a voice control. If you say “right” or “rechts” (ger) you scroll to the right page. If you say “left” or “links” (ger) you scroll to the left page. Any button on the current page gets a number on the upper left. If you say this number the button will be triggered. You can also jump directly to a page. For instance if you say “page 6” or “Seite 6” (ger), you switch to page 6 directly, regardless on which page you currently are. If you left the app by triggering a button, you return to the app by saying “home” or “zurück” (ger). The control will be restarted automatically until you say “finished” or “fertig” (ger) or until you swipe up in the app. It is necessary for this control to have a proper speech recognition installed on the android device. It is also recommended to install offline speech recognition packages in case there is no internet connection available.
chose englisch and german language
activate car-dock-mode on power-, on bluetooth-connection, on magnet-detection, or always on app-start
unlock screen on app-start
sound/vibration on click
Automatically answering calls in car-dock-mode
Automatically reply to sms messages in car-dock-mode
chose the visible number of pages from 1 to 8 (note: there is a limitation of max. 2 and 4 pages on older devices with low heap memory)
chose between 1 to 16 visible buttons per page (note: there is a limitation of max. 8 buttons on older devices with low heap memory)
automatically switch between day-, night-colors and brightness by light-sensor (if available) or by time
change any color of any element in the app by a color picker
scale images of buttons by 5 different sizes
change the language of the currently shown location to 7 different languages (if available by google) or to the language of the country you are currently in
change the location-detection accuracy
import and export all setttings and assignements
….and much more!
I`ll appreciate to receive an email to email@example.com if you have an idea to improve this app or if you experienced an error (before giving a low rating). I’ m trying to fix any errors and publish an update as soon as possible.
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