Ultimate Car Dock - Dashboard

Ultimate Car Dock - Dashboard

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • User-friendly layout
  • Ease of use
  • Voice commands
Cons
  • Speech-to-text should be enhanced
  • 7-days trial
  • More languages should be added
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Let's do it safely"

Reviewed by / Jun 06, 2013

Ultimate Car Dock allows drivers to use their phone much safe while at the wheel

Ultimate Car Dock turns your smartphone into a voice-controlled car dock. Although isn't recommended, if you can't avoid using your phone while driving, because of work, for example, Ultimate Car Dock can be really useful.

UCD provides users with a safer layout for interacting with their device while driving. Interface is basically made by five swipable homescreens with 6-large buttons grid in each. All of that buttons can be set by the user and they work as a shortcuts. Tap the button to add any app installed in your device and you'll get a faster and safer access on-the-go.

In addition, UCD comes with a wide-range of voice commands that carry out lots of action such as send texts, call anyone, start navigation, start and stop music. Of course, incoming calls can be answered or rejected and incoming text messages will be read out to you. Only two catches should be mentioned: first off, this isn't a free app: by downloading them you only get a 7-day free trial. Second, there's still much room for improvement regarding speech-to-text recognition.

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Developer's original description available here
Voice controlled, Car Home, “Ultimate Car Dock” with Speedometer, extends your car dashboard.
Use your phone safely while driving. UCD - the only true hands free experience

“This app gives you a simpler (safer) menu for apps you need while you drive. It also gives you text to speech to hear and answer messages.”
IBM Software Group - Vice President Rational Continuous Engineering Solutions

Ultimate Car Dock Features:
• Incoming text messages read out to you.
• Reply to texts by voice only. No need to touch or look at your phone
• Answer phone calls by voice
• Send texts by voice
• Call anyone by voice
• Start navigation by voice
• Start and stop music by voice
• 5 car dashboard screens holds 30 shortcuts
• Sleep mode for power saving and ease of this Car Home App use
• Speedometer Option
• Free online back for apps data and settings
• Test Drive the app Free for 7 days

Ultimate Car Dock is a Car Dashboard, Car Home replacement app, with voice control, and speedometer. Try it now free for 7 days.

Set your preferences in this dashboard app before you start driving, familiarize yourself with the voice control, and add your favorite shortcuts to the car home app, then simply take it out for a spin !

Receiving Calls and Text :
When Ultimate Car Dock is running, incoming calls are announced. You simply respond vocally when prompted to either answer, or reject the call. Your phone automatically goes into speaker mode when calls are answered. You can reject a call, and respond vocally with a text message.

Incoming sms text messages are read out loud to you. You can reply by voice, no need to touch, or look at your phone.

Initiating Calls, Text, and other apps:
There is a power saving sleep mode, just touch the screen anywhere to give a voice command, for example “Send Text to Jane” ... “Call Jane” .. “Navigate to Seattle.”

Sending sms text messages by voice is easy, just say “text contact” the app will ask you to speak your message, and give you the option to verify the text before sending.

Call anyone, just say “call ” and name of your contact, the call is placed, and the sound is automatically set to loud speaker.

Settings:
UCD is full of many user settings and customizations. There are options to have the app auto start when you connect to a specific Bluetooth device, as in your car’s own dashboard system, or start when connected to a USB powered car dock / holder.
There are power saving options like turning off WIFI when the app starts, and turning it back on again when the app exits. Bluetooth can also be turned on when the app starts, and turned off when the app exits.

You can have UCD running in the background by setting compatibility apps, choose apps that you want running in the foreground while UCD will handles your texts and calls.

There is a help section built into the car dashboard app, but if you need any assistance then please email us, we will do our level best to help.

Please Note:
Some 3rd party SMS apps can block any other app from receiving text messages ! If you are having any issues with this just drop us an email (appsontoast@gmail.com)

Permissions:
SMS permissions: Needed to receive text messages, read the messages out loud, and allow you to respond via voice.

Read Contacts: Needed when a call, or text comes in to check to see if the number is in your contacts, the app then reads out the contact name instead of the number.

Phone permissions: Needed to receive calls when the app is running, and to make calls via voice from the app.
Audio permissions: Needed for text to speech, and voice recognition.

Internet permissions: Needed for voice recognition in pre jelly bean versions of android.

Bluetooth permissions: Needed for the settings, if you would like the app to start, and stop bluetooth.

WIFI permissions: Optional, Needed if you use the settings screen to have UCD start/stop WIFI when the app exits/starts.

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Recently changed in this version

V1.9.4
Bug Fixes
Added option to auto start app on any power connection


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Comments and ratings for Ultimate Car Dock - Dashboard
  • (66)

    by riza santos on 08/07/2014

    Ultimate car dock make me safe while driving. Everything is voice controllable and really love the app GUI. Bigger icons feel much comfort and app is fully customizable. Now I can talk and text with my BF without touching the phone screen. Useful app...Five stars!!!

  • (66)

    by Sarah Barnett on 08/07/2014

    The app itself is pretty cool. Works well on my Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 3. Started automatically when connect to USB car dock and help me a lot in driving. Voice controlling is superb. Excellent app…Highly Recommended…

  • (66)

    by Morris Maynard on 07/07/2014

    I like the look and customizability of this application. And, unlike other similar applications, it will launch your music player in normal mode, not in some limited mode which doesn't allow you to control the player. But it seems completely incapable of enabling the car mode of your phone or device.

  • (66)

    by Alan C on 06/07/2014

    Just didn't work

  • (66)

    by Amber Rahl on 02/07/2014

    This is a amazing app it's very helpful and I've had no problems at all with it

  • (66)

    by Rick VanGessel on 30/06/2014

    App works well on my Droid RAZR Maxx, but is missing a home button feature. Developer replied it was not possible but Car Home Ultra has home button feature on later Android versions (I am on 4.4.3 Kitkat via CM11). Could also use UI update. Would be a great app if these two issues were resolved.

  • (66)

    by His Royal Highness Martin C on 27/06/2014

    Apart from the voice recognition needing some work, this is an awesome app.