New Google Car Home app

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    New Google Car Home app

    Android's car home gets its own Market app | Web Crawler - CNET News

    "Google's car home app today became available on the Android Market.


    To entice people to upgrade from the stock version, Google has thrown in a handful of changes. The biggest one is that users can now rearrange the icons that appear on each page of the application. There were hints of a feature like this coming with version 2.2 of Android (nicknamed "Froyo"), including some empty spaces, but no way to fill them with anything. Now the car app gives you two extra empty pages to add things like navigation routes, direct dialing to favorite contacts, and shortcuts to other Android applications. These are things you could have accessed from your phone's home screen, but not without fumbling to exit the car home screen, then hopping back into it--not the kind of thing you want to deal with while driving."





    -- Downloaded it but it doesn't show up in the Applications folder, but it does show as an installed app... so i'm not sure how to configure it. At the moment, i'm assuming it needs to be docked, so i guess i'll try it out on my morning commute tomorrow.
    I always thought the default Car Dock was a bit bland, and wished that Motorola had cleaned it up a bit like HTC... looks like my wish came true.
    Last edited by JimMariner; 10-01-2010 at 10:08 AM. Reason: barcode didn't work :(
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    I would like to hear more about this when you know. I am using Custom Car Home and I like it, so I just wonder if it's worth switching. Let us know all the settings/features you can!

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    i like it so much better than stock because its fully customizable. i have magnets on my holder that start the dock app so i guess you need some type of dock to open the app

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    Looks great...shame I can't install it, gonna have to do a bit of research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedge View Post
    -- Downloaded it but it doesn't show up in the Applications folder, but it does show as an installed app... so i'm not sure how to configure it. At the moment, i'm assuming it needs to be docked, so i guess i'll try it out on my morning commute tomorrow.
    I saw the article, downloaded and installed the application, then came here because I am experiencing the same issue as you. I am taking off for the vacation home tomorrow, so I will put my DX in the dock to see what happens.

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    Long press on screen => shortcuts => activities => car home => *. *. *. carhome. carhome

    Worked for me. Now you can boot it up from your homescreen for all of us without a magnet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nostrap View Post
    Long press on screen => shortcuts => activities => car home => *. *. *. carhome. carhome
    Worked for me. Now you can boot it up from your homescreen for all of us without a magnet.
    Activities are not there for me on 2.2.....is that a part of LP or some other launchers? I am stock at the moment. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoobie View Post
    Activities are not there for me on 2.2.....is that a part of LP or some other launchers? I am stock at the moment. Thanks!
    Confirmed....only possible with LP use. Looks cool! Thanks OP and nostrap!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoobie View Post
    Confirmed....only possible with LP use. Looks cool! Thanks OP and nostrap!!
    You only have to have Launcher Pro installed, you don't need to be using it actively.
    I have the paid Pro version, but i currently use ADW. But i'd wager that the free version would work too.

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    so, any way to change default dock app so this one starts upon placing in the dock?

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