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Car Widget Pro

Car Widget Pro

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"Car Widget Pro" makes easier and quicker access to phone features when you're in the car.
With the widget you can assign one or more screens on your home launcher to be dedicated for usage inside the car.

Unlike Car Home applications, you still will have access to all other screens of your home launcher.

HOW TO USE/OPEN/ADD
On any home screen press "menu", then "add", select "widgets" and choose "Car Widget" from the list of available widgets.
You might need to restart the device in order to widget to appear in the list.

Main features:
* 4x4 widget
* You can assign 4,6 or 8 shortcuts per widget
* 5 Skins: Holo, Glossy, Car Home, Metro (Windows Phone 7), BlackBearBlac
* Customization options: background color, opacity, font size and color, icons tint
* Replacement for "Car Dock" / "Car Home" applications.
* Apply custom icon and edit title of shortcut
* Apply ADW Icon pack

Available shortcuts (can be expanded by installed applications):
* Applications
* Bookmark
* Contact
* Direct dial/ message
* Directions & Navigation (Using Google Maps)
* Gmail label
* Music playlist
* Settings
* Built-In Shortcuts - (InCar switch, Play/Pause, Next, Previous - Experimental)

Car Widget Pro features:
Detects when you inside the car and adjusts settings of your phone.

Detection (possible to combine all of the options):
* When power cable connected
* When headphones connected
* When Bluetooth device connected
* Activity recognition (Driving,Walking)

Actions:
* Turn on Bluetooth
* Disable screen timeout
* Adjust screen brightness
* Adjust volume level of media
* Switch off Wi-Fi
* Route call to speaker
* Auto answer (Experimental)
* Autorun App
* Shortcuts in notification bar (Android 4.0)

Limitations:
- It's not possible to unlock the screen from widget
- It's not possible to switch to the specific screen from widget
- Not possible to switch GPS

Permissions:
CALL_PHONE (Directly call phone numbers)- used for direct call shortcut
WAKE_LOCK (Prevent phone from sleeping) - used to disable screen timeout
WRITE_SETTINGS (Modify system settings)- used to adjust brightness settings
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE and CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
BLUETOOTH and BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - required in order to switch Bluetooth state
(Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage) - Backup/Restore functionality

Tips:
* Landscape mode: Not all launchers allow to use phone in landscape mode, just replace yours with alternative one that supports it (like LauncherPro or ADW).

IMPORTANT
Please exercise caution when using this application and do not manipulate your device while driving. Always pay attention to the road.

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Recently changed in this version

1.6.8
- Option to change number of shortcuts (4,6,8)
- Preserve buttons position upon orientation change
- Export/Import backups to Google Drive (Latest Google Play services required)
- Fix for music shortcuts
- Android 4.0+ devices only


Comments and ratings for Car Widget Pro
  • (66 stars)

    by Will Shaw on 21/05/2014

    This app works nearly perfect. The only complaint I have is that the brightness setting doesn't seem to work. I put it on auto thinking it would brighten the screen during the day and dim the screen at night, but it seems to stay the same level of brightness.

  • (66 stars)

    by Chris Kosseff on 10/02/2014

    Unable to get the pro version to work. The lite version simply tried to get you to purchase the pro version.

  • (66 stars)

    by Jeffrey Meadows on 03/02/2014

    Inductions are not clear, no matter what I try it doesn't work

  • (66 stars)

    by Ty Fondren on 23/01/2014

    Disappointing. Get trial app first and make sure it works on your phone
    I couldn't get this app to work on my Galaxy S3. It hangs up when trying to find my paired Bluetooth devices (either currently paired or unpaired). Also it instructs me to clear the default car dock app. When it brings up the apparent conflicting app (which is the Android system app) it has no default to clear. The enable ca

  • (66 stars)

    by Philip Smith on 22/12/2013

    Starts on Bluetooth devices connect. Could use speedo and weather at a glace.

  • (66 stars)

    by Frank Herbert on 03/12/2013

    Best I've found and good settings for auto start etc.

  • (66 stars)

    by Yamiya Yam on 26/09/2013

    It was working fine on my note 2 until new update last week. It no longer trigger in car mode unless I restart the phone.