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    Published: 2017-04-05, by .

    Do whatever you need while driving thanks to this great app

    9
    • Great design
    • Tutorial and help section
    • Extra features
    • Easy to use

    "The Ultimate Driving App"

    THE VERDICT

    Ultimate Driving Mode is a helpful and well-designed application that you can use while driving. The application allows you to access to essential services and apps like Calls, Texts, Navigation and Music without distracting yourself from the road.

    Do you need to know what the weather is like? How long will it take to get to your destination? Would you want to listen to the book you're currently reading? In addition, Ultimate Driving Road lets you talk to Alexa (from Amazon) and manually manage the device thanks to the large buttons that are easy to tap and won't be dangerous when driving.

    Say 'Hello Android' (or any other phrase you've configured) and begin the interaction with your Android device. Don't worry, you can change your preferences and adjust all the details in the Settings section: Add-Ons and Upgrades, Incoming Calls Handling, Music Playback, Power Management, Speech Output and more... Anything you need, it's here. Do you want the messages to be answered automatically? Do you want to add Facebook Messenger? When do you want the app to shut down?

    THE PROS

    The app has a clean and professional design and provides a simple and useful tutorial when you first open it. The Help section is comprehensive and helpful to solve any doubts you might have in terms of Voice Commands, Speech Recognition or new updates. Although it might seem a bit hard to set up, Ultimate Driving Mode is actually a highly usable app that only takes you a few minutes to customize.

    One thing we loved about this app is that it doesn't focus only on speech recognition. Imagine that there have been mistakes, then you can just send the audio as well so there are no further misunderstandings.

    THE CONS

    Well, there are other similar apps in the market, but Ultimate Driving Mode is a great choice that features an interesting selection of options that not all other driving apps include.

    Tags: amazon alexa auto

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    by Ana , Appszoom

    Apr 05, 2017

    Description

    Ultimate Driving Mode is a full-featured car mode app that gives you distraction-free access to apps and services while driving. Use voice commands and large buttons to safely text and drive, make calls, navigate, control your favorite music player, and talk to Amazon Alexa. This driving app includes unique features that you won’t find an Android Auto, or any other driving app.

    Rated 9/10 by AppsZoom (full review at http://bit.ly/2p192xG). For support and feedback, visit us at UltimateDrivingMode.com.

    A Voice-Driven Driving App that Doesn't Require a Mount

    A simple, non-distracting, car mode interface allows you to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. You can wake up the app to accept a command by simply saying a trigger phrase such as "Hello Android", or you can use the large, driver-friendly, buttons.

    Text and Drive Hands-Free

    Choose how you want to handle incoming messages while driving. You can send an automatic reply or have the app read out your messages and give you a chance to respond by voice. You can also compose a new message at any time, send to multiple contacts, and access and reply to old messages. The app supports your cellular provider's SMS/MMS service, and provides optional add-ons for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Hangouts, and Twitter.

    No Need To Worry About Speech Recognition Accuracy

    No speech recognition system is perfect. When texting and driving, if mistakes are made when dictating a SMS/MMS message, the app can send an audio attachment of your speech along with the text. If the receiver isn't sure what you said, then the audio can simply be played.

    Hands-Free Phone Calls

    Choose how you want to handle incoming calls. You can ignore them so you're not disturbed, send an automatic text message reply, or announce the call and optionally answer. You can also place an outgoing call using a simple voice command. Calls will automatically use your car's Bluetooth system or the phone's speakerphone.

    Hands-Free Navigation

    Simply say something like "Navigate to Walmart", and the app will send your destination to your navigation app, which will start navigation automatically. Supports Google Maps, Waze, and others.

    Music and Media Player Control

    Use voice commands, large buttons, and simple swipe gestures to control music and media players such as Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and many more. If supported by your player, you can even use voice searches. For example, say "Play Michael Jackson" to hear a classic song from the King of Pop.

    When a new text message or phone call arrives, the app will automatically pause playback, allow you to handle the it, and then automatically resume when you're done.

    Kindle and Audible Books

    Because the app links to the Amazon Alexa voice service (just like the Amazon Echo line of devices), you can have any book in your Kindle or Audible library read out to you.

    News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic

    Get a summary of current news stories (which you can customize by category and source), learn how your favorite sports teams are doing, get weather forecasts, and check on your commute.

    Calendar Access

    Review your calendar entries and add new ones. The app makes use of Alexa's ability to link to your Google calendar.

    Productivity Tools

    Through Alexa, you can set timers and alarms, and access to-do and shopping lists.

    Information

    You can ask Alexa questions on a many topics, including: TV shows, movies, music, math, spelling, geography, and have it read Wikipedia entries.

    Access the Full Power of Alexa

    From your car, you can remotely control home appliances, buy items on Amazon, and gain access to more features through Alexa "skills" provided by others.

    This app uses Accessibility services. This is used only to enable and disable split-screen mode automatically.

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    Users review

    from 91 reviews

    "Great"

    7.2

    Users comments for Ultimate Driving Mode: An Android Auto Alternative

    Peter McGufficke

    by Peter McGufficke

    Oct 28, 2017  |  "Good"

    Needs a lot more work.

    Harrison Hegberg

    by Harrison Hegberg

    Oct 21, 2017  |  "Good"

    Great concept, but what's the point if I can't play any of the music apps like Amazon music through Alexa?

    Pat N

    by Pat N

    Oct 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Absolutely indispensable for a paralyzed individual as I am!

    Jeff Forrest

    by Jeff Forrest

    Oct 09, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great bit of kit sometimes the alax voice app comes in with out asking can be very useful but funny

    Presswell Drycleaners

    by Presswell Drycleaners

    Sep 26, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This app is a most have when driving stay safe and use it

    Jon Crawford

    by Jon Crawford

    Sep 18, 2017  |  "Good"

    I like it but phone call does not activate speaker.