Car Dock Home v3

Car Dock Home v3


Fully customizable car home replacement.

UNINSTALL NOTE: This app will be a 'Device Administrator' if you activate the 'Lock screen on undock' feature. You must deactivate the feature, or remove the app from your phone's device administrator before you can uninstall. Go to your phone's settings, Location & Security, Device Administrator, disable Car Dock Home v3, then uninstall as usual.

Add your favorite apps, shortcuts and widgets to as many as 7 screens, for easy access in the car. Defaults to a screen of 2x3 cells for large easy touch buttons.

Shortcut and app buttons can be renamed and given custom images.

* Full size widget support
* Landscape dialer pad (work in progress, but functions)
* Landscape contacts, and starred contacts

Supports many automatic settings when phone enters/exits car mode, like

* enable gps
* disable wifi
* enable bluetooth
* all volumes to max ( bugs: misses navigation volume, and ringer... )
* turn off device on undock

Layout customizations

* Landscape/Portrait lock
* icon grid anywhere from 1x1 to 4x4
* full screen or not
* paging buttons, or not
* smooth scrolling like your home app.
* Icons scaling options.

Screen timeout

* set timeout/inactivity page independent of start page. ( This is why people think it changes pages on it's own... cause it does... but you can control it. )
* OR pick a widget that will be displayed as a screen saver.

Builtins

* Landscape friendly contact list & starred contacts list
* Navigation link that attempts to resume navigation if maps app is running ( not 100% reliable, a work in progress )
* exit car mode
* visit desktop without leaving car mode.

Your Input is Welcome!

Note: home key while in Car Dock app only takes you to start page if Car Dock app is set as default car home and you are in car mode. Car Dock does not automatically put the phone in car mode... Try google's 'Car Home' icon to launch car mode on froyo, or my 'Car Dock Control' for eclair/froyo/gingerbread...

If you don't like my dialer and contacts, you can use your own... Many complain that the stock Android dialer/contacts app doesn't support landscape, but I've found that it does, but on many phones you have to enable auto rotation in the dialer app preferences.

Recent changes:
3.43
Last fix for ICS software menu button didn't work. This one seems to for my Xoom on ICS, and a user tested on Honeycomb 3.2. Use the software compatibility menu button to access preferences, for controlling the features like landscape/portrait mode, etc...

3.42
Fix for lack of menu button on some Honeycomb or ICS devices. A software menu button should appear in your lower nav bar.
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Free
75
3.8
User ratings
1353
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
3
File size
467 kb
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About Car Dock Home v3
Fully customizable car home replacement.

UNINSTALL NOTE: This app will be a 'Device Administrator' if you activate the 'Lock screen on undock' feature. You must deactivate the feature, or remove the app from your phone's device administrator before you can uninstall. Go to your phone's settings, Location & Security, Device Administrator, disable Car Dock Home v3, then uninstall as usual.

Add your favorite apps, shortcuts and widgets to as many as 7 screens, for easy access in the car. Defaults to a screen of 2x3 cells for large easy touch buttons.

Shortcut and app buttons can be renamed and given custom images.

* Full size widget support
* Landscape dialer pad (work in progress, but functions)
* Landscape contacts, and starred contacts

Supports many automatic settings when phone enters/exits car mode, like

* enable gps
* disable wifi
* enable bluetooth
* all volumes to max ( bugs: misses navigation volume, and ringer... )
* turn off device on undock

Layout customizations

* Landscape/Portrait lock
* icon grid anywhere from 1x1 to 4x4
* full screen or not
* paging buttons, or not
* smooth scrolling like your home app.
* Icons scaling options.

Screen timeout

* set timeout/inactivity page independent of start page. ( This is why people think it changes pages on it's own... cause it does... but you can control it. )
* OR pick a widget that will be displayed as a screen saver.

Builtins

* Landscape friendly contact list & starred contacts list
* Navigation link that attempts to resume navigation if maps app is running ( not 100% reliable, a work in progress )
* exit car mode
* visit desktop without leaving car mode.

Your Input is Welcome!

Note: home key while in Car Dock app only takes you to start page if Car Dock app is set as default car home and you are in car mode. Car Dock does not automatically put the phone in car mode... Try google's 'Car Home' icon to launch car mode on froyo, or my 'Car Dock Control' for eclair/froyo/gingerbread...

If you don't like my dialer and contacts, you can use your own... Many complain that the stock Android dialer/contacts app doesn't support landscape, but I've found that it does, but on many phones you have to enable auto rotation in the dialer app preferences.

Recent changes:
3.43
Last fix for ICS software menu button didn't work. This one seems to for my Xoom on ICS, and a user tested on Honeycomb 3.2. Use the software compatibility menu button to access preferences, for controlling the features like landscape/portrait mode, etc...

3.42
Fix for lack of menu button on some Honeycomb or ICS devices. A software menu button should appear in your lower nav bar.

User reviews of Car Dock Home v3
Hate it, Hate it. Useless and it will not uninstall at all VZW Fascinate. Developer WAKE UP.
Jun 16, 2011
I have tried uninstalling this app over and over, takes up space and honestly does not compare to Car Home. Phone is a HTC EVO Anyone figure out how to force uninstall let me know asap please
Apr 8, 2011
This appears to be a great app. Works fine on my Optimus-V. Very customizable, could almost be a self contained launcher. My only wish is if the "glass" framed icons could stay opaque rather than seeing wallpaper behind (they have very nice gradient for a second or two until the wallpaper shines through).
Feb 26, 2011
Doesn't work anymore on my SGS since last android update to froyo. Doesn't enable/disable bluetooth and GPS and doesn't crank up te volume.
Jan 24, 2011
Can not move icon for an app once it is placed on the home screen.
Jan 21, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
Stale Was great on my older phones, but doesn't work on the Note 4 because it doesn't have a menu button. :(
A Google User
Oct 11, 2014
Not bad at all
A Google User
Aug 8, 2014
Is there a known reason I can't modify default car mode app on a Verizon S5? Just upgraded on Verizon; first time with a Samsung. I love your car mode app and would love to keep using it, but I can't seem to change the car mode default app. In the settings, it doesn't even list a car mode app as being set - so there's no default to reset. Manually triggering car mode puts the phone in car mode but launches... nothing. No new default home of any kind. Is this this something Verizon has disabled on its S5s?
A Google User
Jul 10, 2014
Great tool for safer driving but doesn't auto launch,even with car mode installed, on HTC one.
A Google User
May 9, 2014
Not at all like the screen shots