Ultimate Car Dock - Dashboard

Ultimate Car Dock - Dashboard

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(4 stars)

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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
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"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

7 day Free Trial.

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
• WhatsApp messages read out to you.(Android 4.4+)
• Gmail messages read out to you.(Android 4.4+)
• Send texts by voice
• Call anyone by voice
• Start navigation by voice
• Full screen Music Player designed with driver safety in mind
• 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
• Weather Widget
• Free online back for apps data and settings

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 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 “Text Jane” ... “Call Jane” .. “Navigate to Seattle.”

Sending 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. A full explanation of all settings and help is available online http://www.appsontoast.com

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.

Thanks to Marcello Di Matteo for the initial Italian translations
Thanks to Killian Poglajen for the French translations
Thanks to Daniel Ricardo Franco Bolado for the Spanish translations

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Recently changed in this version

V2.1.7
Added optional full screen music player
Various reported bug fixes


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Comments and ratings for Ultimate Car Dock - Dashboard
  • (62)

    by webtrekker UK on 17/02/2015

    Exactly what I was after and works flawlessly alongside my car's BT radio. The ability to use voice commands clinched the deal and I find them very useful as driving is my job.

  • (62)

    by Rocco Colantonio on 13/02/2015

    Awesome app

  • (62)

    by heather robinson on 06/02/2015

    I loved this app. so I downloaded it with a free advertised 7day trial...had it a day and a half and app is now prompting payment b/c 7 day trial is up....bad mojo app creators, just saying...

  • (62)

    by John Jamison on 05/02/2015

    It works better than it should!

  • (62)

    by Nathan M. Scott on 05/02/2015

    Read & Reply to texts by voice only. Its a Excellent app gave it 5 star all the way.

  • (62)

    by Maurice Wood on 05/02/2015

    What im been looking for.

  • (62)

    by Rafael Thompson on 05/02/2015

    The greatest app of all of them.

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