Car Kit

Car Kit


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Supports Android 2.1 - 4.2.

Most Android devices do not have a true "Car Dock", a cradle that their device can be seated in which can (depending on model) provide power, route audio, and instruct the Android device to display a "Car UI", with larger icons and text appropriate for vehicle use.

The Car Kit was designed to remedy this problem for users with devices that do not have a true "Car Dock." Additionally, the Car Kit can expand upon the docking functionality that users with a true Car Dock already have.

Car Kit allows users to select input criteria to designate they're in the vehicle (for example, connecting their device to a power source, connecting a headset, and bluetooth connects to a device, like a headunit.) Upon doing so, Car Home can be displayed automatically, WiFi toggled off, and Music is launched automatically.

These actions occur automatically when the inputs are met, so the user doesn't need to perform these actions on their device manually. When the Disengage criteria are met (for example, unplugging the device from power), all of the actions taken by Car Kit are undone, returning your device to it's prior state.

Additionally, Car Kit includes a Widget that allows you to Engage or Disengage it's settings at will.

Functionality includes:

- Bluetooth
- WiFi
- Volume
- Speakerphone
- SMS messages displayed in a large window when received
- Switching to Car Home UI and back automatically
- Displaying battery charge (or loss) statistics
- Launch selected application

Android Permissions Breakdown:

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows Car Kit to start when you power on your device.

READ_PHONE_STATE: Necessary for Speakerphone functionality.

BLUETOOTH / BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Bluetooth functionality, including toggling.

MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Adjusting volume.


UPDATE_DEVICE_STATS: An (erroneously) required permission that some devices need in order to be able to change WiFi. This is a bug, and listed on the Android bug tracker. I've included it to allow users with devices who experience this bug to be able to use WiFi functionality without getting a Force Close error.

WAKE_LOCK: Keep the device awake / adjust screen brightness settings.

RECEIVE_SMS: Necessary to display SMS messages as they're received.

READ_CONTACTS: Associates incoming SMS messages with contacts on your device, so they show as your contact's name rather than the contact's phone number.

CALL_PHONE: Necessary to call a contact back directly from the Show SMS pop-up.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 2.9.2:

Improved performance, reduced widget size, and fixed an issue that could cause "SMS Pop-up" ghosting on fast devices.

Comments and ratings for Car Kit
  • (35 stars)

    by aree pulliam on 18/03/2014

    Great smart phone app to use on this smart phone

  • (35 stars)

    by Benjamin Heater on 10/03/2014

    Although this app has not seen any development for a long while, I am just trying this out for the first time. It is compatible with my S3 running 4.3. It is an essential app for those with bluetooth kits in their car. The app enables Samsung's Hands-Free mode when certain connectivity criteria are met. In addition to Hands-Free, it will launch a specified app, maximize volumes, and much more wh

  • (35 stars)

    by Yosi-Liron Silberger on 08/12/2013

    I want more fitchers

  • (35 stars)

    by Stuart Cummings on 14/10/2013

    Very handy app but would be even better off you could specify which Bluetooth pairing engages car mode.

  • (35 stars)

    by Richard Shinn on 29/09/2013

    Car home not compatible with galaxy note 2

  • (35 stars)

    by John Sigler on 18/01/2013

    Love thos app enough to pay for it...just needs auto tether turn on and would be perfect...

  • (35 stars)

    by Kyle Bruzzese on 08/01/2013

    Booted up fine when plugged into my dock, wouldn't turn off until I force closed the app. Major flaw.

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