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
74
3.7
User ratings
1379
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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 9, 2015
Used this for years, but it's getting long in the tooth and is now burning through the battery faster than the charger can keep up. Time to swap it out, I'm afraid.
A Google User
May 1, 2015
Great on Note 3 Lollipop This does everything it says for me. Goes into car mode, automatically links with my Bluetooth, turns off my WiFi..... docked a star because it force closes when I try to edit icons, and the app appears to have been abandoned. Not its fault but worth noting, the bigger the phone the more it will vibrate = buttons can be less responsive while on the highway.
A Google User
Apr 8, 2015
Car mode access control ig88 app Pikotlago2013
A Google User
Feb 1, 2015
The best. I tried them all. Broken hearted that the project seems dead. Any chance or letting someone pick up development?
A Google User
Jan 7, 2015
Nice and clean Nice and clean car dock app, what I was looking for.