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ZeN KuN
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Guys i made a github bug tracker only for bugs or enhancements i have my own "todo" list but maybe is easier to track your possible issues. in my private repository i add the common enhancements or if is "popular" but maybe the public bugtracker will give me more detail of all you :) you can check here
https://github.com/zenyagami/car-dashdroid/issues
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Yeah,I closed some and I will add new one
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Lorenzo Saviola

App Enhancements  - 
 
Good morning, I think this is a very very good app, i use it everyday!! I have some advice and requests that in my opinion could make the app better and better!

1. could you add the possibility to start the app when usb and aux clables are connected? Or, better, when the magnetic field become higher? (I hold my phone with a magnet in my car) - with Tasker it is already possible to do this!

2. there is the possibility to enhance the option to set a predefinite level of brightness when start the app? Like the media volume that can be set at the maximum level!

3. I use my phone in horizontal mode, and when I call someone starts the dialer app which isn't rotable in horizontal mode...can you add a "call screen" internal in the app?

4. When I use Here Maps and in the same time i'm listening to music, it is hardly to change song. Could you add a little "pop up" with the music buttons during the navigation?

Thank you for all! The app is very useful!



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1) well if you can make it con tasker you can launch a broadcast to start my app (not yet but i will do it, should be very easy)
2)yes but i have some issues, since lollipop i cant modify brightnes (system brightnes) so it will only affect my app brightness what do you think
3) is on my todo list but making a dialer is more difficult than i though :/ but i want make this possible!
4)mmm is not bad idea! an overlay
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Paul C

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Is it possible to allow the app to launch another app in the background after startup with a delay?  Or is there another way i can do this?

I use dashdroid as my dashboard so on startup it would be nice for it to have tomtom (or any other gps software already running and launched) running in the background ready for use

is this possible?
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well i guess is possible :) ill add to my todo list
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Mark Bijker

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Is there a way to close this app with an intent?
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Wow great! Thanks
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Victor Rodriguez

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Hi, cool app! Could you capture the bluetooth long click event that is associated by default to the google offline voice search? There are some software that let you capture the event and assign it to open google now instead, like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vibaroo.btnow , but when I use that, after the call it gets me back to the default launcher instead to your app.

If you could capture the event and associate it with either google now or the offline search according what you have selected in your voice command options it would be awesome!

Another thing: I use your app in spanish, your voice command works even better than the default android offline voice search, but i have to say "llamar carolina" instead of "llamar 'A' carolina" which is the natural way...
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Wow it looks nice ill take a look to this :D nice find
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Can't get the weather information to display. Moto X 2014 Android 6.0. Thanks for any advice!
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i have been working 8 hours or more and i need to rest :( however seems yahoo is dead, i need to find another provider, that is not expensive , for now in the new version OpenWeatherMap is the default until i found a new provider , im sorry for this :(
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ZeN KuN
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Car Dashdroid  - 
 
A video with a showcase of my app
https://youtu.be/KvwDmbLML7c
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Paul C

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
Is there a way to configure the brightness settings in dashdroid. With the toolbar present, i tap the brightness icon but nothing happens when it switches from auto, day, night etc.  It might be a neat idea to have a schedule to auto dim based on sunset/sun rise   similar how you have night/day mode.  

But the dimming feature is great because it dim's the brightness of other apps were running
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I'm using 4.2.2 and it doesn't work. And on my marshmallow tablet it does nothing either. 
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Paul C

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
I find having the voice tile on the main page takes up so much space for a valuable application, any possibility of adding a small embedded icon into one of the corners?
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yes like customize-able toggle buttons.

Personally i only have use for Toggle WiFi, Day night mode, voice (search) and the gear.  But a customize-able notification bar is really necessary so you don't have to fiddle through menus while driving.

I just see it redundant for a whole tile to be dedicated to voice search
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Ty LaStrapes

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
Any chance to have a future option for a split screen (half Navigation/Google Maps & the other Clock/Weather/Speed)?
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I guess there would have to be a way to launch google maps in one tile & have the other half of the landscape screen have 2 tiles with the main home screen bits.
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Ryan Luhring

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
I would like to edit home screen apps. The only one I can't change so far is 'Music'. It doesn't have a choice to 'Use Custom App'? Is there a way to replace this shortcut with another app? Oh, and kudos on the app btw I like it.

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The 3 dot menu didn't say 'Use custom app' it only had 'Use custom music player' so I tried that and it worked.  I love this app so far btw =D
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Paul C

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
Is it possible to allow clicking on the weather icon to launch an app? Such as 1weather?  Just seems like it would be useful if you wanted to check radar or something for the drive.
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Yes I'll do that :)
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Paul C

App Enhancements  - 
 
I have it setup using dashdroid as the launcher. so when i hit the home button within another app. it takes me back to dashdroid. 

If i launch an app from a different page, the app returns to that page the app was launched.
Could you make it an option that if you hit the home button from within the app it takes you to the homepage?

or possibly allow add a toggle that allows the user to return to the previous page or the main homepage?
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Amazing, thank you
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Maniac Traveller

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I was evaluating your wonderful app aiming to find a modern replacement for my previous one  (CHU).
I would say CDD is almost perfect but still some space left for improvement:

1. Enable more customization on 'Main Screen'. Currently you have only 4 slots and having an option / alternative layout to extend it to 6 would be good. Also don't understand the logic behind having current  hard-coded approach towards the 4 system-defined shortcuts on' Main Screen'. Some people (like me) may not be using 'Music Player' or 'Voice commands' at all. Fortunately user can set whatever he wants instead, but '3-dots menu' is looking quiet confusing in such a case (e.g. 'choose your custom music player' while using Home launcher shortcut instead)
Screenshot attached

2. App Folder  - in portrait - is looking nice and pretty.
But in landscape  folder layout is  too narrow  (in height) and wide (in length), guess that landscape layout should be optimized for the 'folder view'
Screenshots are attached

3. Would be great to have an opportunity to assign custom icons to the 'App folders'. If somebody will configure multiple 'folders', they will be all looking the same...

4. Really missing the Altitude on the widgets :(
Can you please add altitude? Course would be also great to have :)

Question: We have an intent to use in Tasker to STOP the CDD. Do we have an intent to START CDD from Tasker?
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After playing another week with different scenarios I've in fact realized that START intent is not really required much (at least thinking 'Tasker-wide')
Why? Because man can use 'Run App' action from Tasker to start the CDD and send intent START is not needed :)

Why bigger dialogs in landscape are such a pain? Isn't it possible to code different dialog sizes for portrait/landscape? In landscape 'folder window' just have to be ~20% bigger in height and 30% shorter in length...

One more thought  / feature request:
Native CDD features to start-up / shutdown on BT connect/disconnect events are both working fine with me.
But the little issue is that IF BT connection goes down for a short time (e.g. temporary caraudio restart or off/on) - CDD is going off as well.
In previous app I was using there was a possibility to specify 'BT timeout' to trigger CDD closure (Immediately/5/10/30/60 sec).
So, if BT connection has been restored within  a specified timeout, CDD remains active.
Would be great to have this option (BT timeout to trigger closure) added in the future.

For the moment I'm using Tasker 'Run app' / 'Send intent ....STOP' to start/close CDD in my 'Car BT connect' profile.
The reason behind this approach - I have 30 sec timeout set in Tasker exit Task, so if BT connection is restored within 30 seconds, CDD remains active :) This kind of behavior is not possible to configure natively in CDD  at the moment:)
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Lorenzo Saviola

App Enhancements  - 
 
Hey! Very Good App!! Can you insert a customizable image when the app starts? In this way, it could appear for example the car brand, as a real infotainment :)
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Well it's not a bad idea 
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Darren Jones

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Hi.  Great App, it's always running when I'm in the car now, and it's nearly spot on.  However, I'd like to be able to see the Generic Media controls (which work well for me, controlling Podcast Addict), weather AND the speedo at the the same time - is there no way that two of the squares on the main screen could be used for the media controls instead of having to sacrifice the speedo (which I find useful?)  I've knocked up how it might look...
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well it looks nice, ill work on custom tiles :p so you can choose if you want tile or full Media control
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Frederic Daine

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
Hi,
What a fantastic app !
My music is perfectly played via bluetooth on the car speakers but i'd like to know how i can hear phone calls on the car audio system instead of the phone speaker to use it as a car kit. Thank you.
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Hi Guys,
Thank you for your answers.
I've just found (and solved the problem). My autoradio is a Sony 6000CD (installed in a Ford S-Max) without any origin bluetooth option.
I also use a Tom-Tom car-kit which works perfectly when playing phone calls and GPS informations but hasn't a good quality enough to play music.
So i bought a bluetooth adapter which is plugged  on the rear panel of the autoradio.
It works perfectly with media but not with phone calls. 
So i've checked the bluetooth settings on both devives and i've noticed that Tom-Tom has 2 options (checked) : "phone audio settings" and "media audio settings". The autoradio bluetooth adapter only has the "media audio settings" check box. That's why the voice calls audio wasn't played through the system.
I've unchecked the "media audio settings" on the Tom-Tom car kit and of course let the same setting checked on the BT adapter. So i use both devices at the sametime without any problem.
Thank you again.

Best regards.
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Emad Ghazipura

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
Is there a way to make the generic media player controls bigger and the clock/weather widget smaller? The amount of time it takes for the full name of a song and artist to scroll through is way too long for safe driving... I'm also concerned that the media control's buttons are too small to tap while driving - having the widget bigger would help.
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Russ Dueck

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
Hi there! First of I want to say great app! It's the best I've found! I just bought the premium version. I have a couple bugs to let you know about, and some feature requests.

Bugs:
My voice commands are not working. I'm using the default built in voice commands and it brings up the talk screen but doesn't listen for anything. It just sits there doing nothing. Even if I try to hit the microphone button on the pop-up, same thing. Whether responding to a text, or even starting from the voice commands button, nothing happens. I think it worked at first but then when I switched to Google Now, and then switched back to built in, that's when I noticed it wasn't working anymore. (See attached screenshot)

2nd bug is that when I try to start music from the app. Using the generic media controller, it doesn't start the music. I have to first start it in the music app I want to use (Google Play Music or Spotify usually), and then I can control the music in your app. I know the generic media controller is a beta feature, so maybe this will be fixed in a future update.

Feature requests:
1. The ability to auto start music (either where I last stopped listening or maybe shuffle all songs?), preferably from a music player of my choice, when the app starts.

2. The ability to text someone using voice control, not responding to a text, but actually sending a brand new text. Maybe this is already a feature but just not working for me because of the voice control bug I mentioned above.

3. Have an option in the "auto speakerphone" mode to route calls through Bluetooth if there is a phone call eneabled Bluetooth device connected". This could override the "auto speakerphone" option when I'm wearing a BT headset.

4. The ability to use voice commands to start playing a certain song or artist, or shuffle music. Again. Maybe this is already working when voice control is working properly.

Thanks for your time. Looking forward to future updates. If you'd ever be interested in getting more detailed feedback I'd be happy to do a Google hangouts call or something like that.

Hoping to hear back!
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Got it. This is an awesome app either way! Looking forward to future updates! I signed up for the beta users! You seem to have a lot of help from users reporting bugs and requesting features so I'll keep it to a minimum but I really appreciate your quick response! 
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Paul C

Car Dashdroid  - 
 
Could you add the option to show WiFi icon and network option similar to how you have the enable battery icon?

Also when loading the theme icon pack, could you allow the app to use alternate shortcut icons within an icon pack. Like for example the Moonshine icon pack has alternate icon colors or different icons.  Can you allow dashdroid to select the icon to use?

Is it possible to allow it to change the default album art image/icon if album art isn't available? 
Or instead maybe a tiny working oscilloscope/spectrum analyzer (similar to oldschool winamp) maybe instead of where you have the album art is on the front page?

How about allow customization of the 'toggle buttons' to be able to add/remove items that show, also the ability to toggle wifi and network.

Ability to toggle compass from analog to digital.


Nice app, just purchased. 
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