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    Published: 2016-01-15, by .

    A convenient way to safely get things done while you drive

    7.6
    • Unique idea
    • Well-designed user interface
    • Hands-free replying
    • Twitchy alerts
    • No zoom function
    • Missing the best parts

    "Freedom Through Hands Free"

    THE VERDICT

    AutoMate looks to bring the form and functionality needed for your ride. Rather than have to use your hands, let AutoMate bring commonly used services to you, through the power of voice. With a number of voice-activated functions, your ride will be smooth and safe.

    THE PROS

    It's a unique concept with plenty of potential. The user interface is designed well with easily navigable menus and clear options and buttons. Hands free replying is very useful for the chatty driver. It loads up quickly and seems to perform well.

    THE CONS

    The camera alerts seem to be a little twitchy, going off when they shouldn't. The street names on the map should be a bit larger and easier to read. Add zoom to the map to fix this. Some of the best features are locked up in the premium version.

    William

    by William

    Jan 15, 2016

    Description

    AutoMate makes common services available to while you're driving. With AutoMate, you get the right information at the right time, so you can focus on the road.

    Basic features
    Maps – Search for directions and launch your favorite navigation app for turn-by-turn directions.
    Places – Search for nearby places such as gas stations and restaurants, with one click.
    Phone – Call your favorite contacts, see call log, and easily dial a number
    Messaging – Send and reply to SMS messages, hands free replying available for many popular messaging apps
    Voice – Take control of the app through voice commands for navigation, music, and more
    Contextual Information - Receive weather updates, see recent searches, receive speed limit alerts, and more
    Media Control – Control many popular media apps using buttons or gestures
    Shortcuts – Keep your favorite apps and Android shortcuts at your fingertips. Includes quick settings toggles.
    Data – View real-time engine data from an OBDII adapter with Torque integration.

    Premium Features
    • Set AutoMate as a launcher while it is running
    • Hands free gestures! Wave your hand over the device to perform different actions
    • Traffic camera alerts, never get a red light or speed camera ticket again!
    • Customize wallpapers for day and night themes
    • Startup options to make AutoMate even more effortless to use

    Links
    • About: http://www.bitspice.net/automate/
    • FAQ: http://www.bitspice.net/automate/faq.html
    • Google+: https://plus.google.com/communities/102908788212710276577
    • Join the beta: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.bitspice.automate

    Note: This app uses the Device Administrator permission. It is used to automatically lock the screen, if that option is enabled. Otherwise, we do not request this permission.

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    Users review

    from 3.546 reviews

    "Great"

    8.2

    Users comments for AutoMate - Car Dashboard

    Jason Kayser

    by Jason Kayser

    Oct 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love Automation...

    Mpabansi Protais

    by Mpabansi Protais

    Oct 15, 2017  |  "Great"

    I really love this app and I think it's really underrated. In my opinion it's better than both Drive mode and Google's Android auto when it comes to features. Only thing left is a better interface

    Nikhil Dudani

    by Nikhil Dudani

    Oct 14, 2017  |  "Great"

    Haven't used it extensively, but seems to be way better than Android Auto which is too limited in its integration with other apps

    Tom Bowers

    by Tom Bowers

    Oct 14, 2017  |  "Good"

    The user interface is someone complicated. Just seems like way to many options especially compared to Android auto. Over all I like it, but you need to spend alot of time to understand it.

    Peter Landymore

    by Peter Landymore

    Oct 09, 2017  |  "Great"

    This app is superior to android auto in every way. I upgraded to premium after just a few minutes usage. I do have one request though, please can we have more control on the speed based volume level pleeeeeease? It's too quiet at low speeds, I'd really like to be able to set my OWN volume levels for different speeds, then the app would be perfect and you'll have my eternal gratitude ❤️

    Oliver Merzeder

    by Oliver Merzeder

    Oct 06, 2017  |  "Good"

    Good Software with a couple of Bugs in Android O. 1) doesn't recognize the picture in picture Mode with Google maps so this map is on and the Pip Mode. 2) although anti sleep is active like the app told me to the screen alwasy goes Black.