Car Home Ultra

Car Home Ultra


Car Home Ultra is a Car Dock app that makes your phone much easier and safer to use while in the car.

**This is a 30 day trial, if you like the app please purchase CarHome Ultra License for unlimited use**

Use your voice to send messages, launch apps and do almost anything using the Google Voice Search shortcut: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2940021?hl=en

OMG Droid: "Car Home Ultra -- Finally a Real Car Dock App for Android"
http://omgdroid.com/app-review-car-home-ultra-finally-a-real-car-dock-app-for-android/

Applater: "A handy car dock application to help you use your device safely even while driving"
http://www.applatter.com/android/safety-first-with-car-home-ultra/#ixzz2A4mRNCUF"

Customize up to 18 shortcuts to launch apps, direct dial numbers, or even navigate to a specific location.

Customize the Data Panel with:
- Speedometer (Speaks when pressed)
- Compass
- Altimeter
- Battery Meter
- Clock
- Current Weather Conditions (Speaks when pressed)
- Current Location (Speaks when pressed)
- Speed Alarm

Other Features:
- Integrated Media Controls (Play/Pause, Next, Previous)
- 30 Custom Shortcuts
- SMS Auto Responder
- Location alerts
- Custom Day/Night color schemes
- Auto switch between Day/Night based on Sunset and Sunrise
- Set to speaker phone mode when docked (optional)
- Starts CarHome when bluetooth connection is detected
- Auto Bluetooth on with Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Bluetooth off when exiting Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Wifi on/off with Car Mode (optional)
- Displays speed in KPH or MPH
- Displays temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit
- Optionally hide status bar

HAVE A PROBLEM? I can't reply to market reviews. Please send me an email: [email protected]

Contacts Permission is necessary for the Direct Dial shortcut option that is included with the app.

If not using a car dock or power adapter, please ensure the "Keep display on" option is not checked

App Permission Descriptions:
Device & App History – This is required for the new Media Controller feature to detect if a media player is running and able to accept media requests.

Contacts/Calendar – This is required to setup a direct dial shortcut. The app does not access the calendar but it is bundled with the contact permission. If you do not setup a direct dial shortcut, the app does not access your contacts in any way.

Location – This is required to access the GPS for the speedometer, compass, altimeter, weather, etc…

SMS – This is required for the new SMS Auto-responder feature. If that feature is not enabled, my app does not interact with SMS in any way.

Phone – This is required for the Direct Dial shortcut. Again, no used if you don’t set the direct dial shortcut.

Photos/Media/Files – This is required for the Debug Log feature. If you don’t enable the debug log (and there is no reason to if you aren’t having problems), then the app doesn’t read or write any files. Photos & Media are bundled with the permission, the app doesn’t need those.

Camera/Microphone – The app will need the microphone permission for any voice activated features in the future. It is required right now for the media player visualization feature. It is important to understand that the app is not actually using the mic, but is attaching to the audio stream to get course binary data about the audio being played to render a graphic presentation. Attaching to the audio stream requires the mic permission. Camera is bundled with the mic permission, the app doesn’t use the camera.

Wi-Fi Connection – The app needs this permission to enable/disable Wi-Fi.

Recent changes:
4.09a - bug fix for blank shortcut pages & media stop

4.08c - bug fixes for BT startup/shutdown & battery widget

4.08 - bug fixes for BT startup/shutdown & misc

4.07o - bug fixes for start/stop issues, media controller

4.07l-m - Media Player Selector changed to icon grid, fix for lolllipop memory issue, enhanced media control, various bug fixes

4.07c-e - Fix for media filter issue. You will need to re-set any previous filters.
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About Car Home Ultra
Car Home Ultra is a Car Dock app that makes your phone much easier and safer to use while in the car.

**This is a 30 day trial, if you like the app please purchase CarHome Ultra License for unlimited use**

Use your voice to send messages, launch apps and do almost anything using the Google Voice Search shortcut: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2940021?hl=en

OMG Droid: "Car Home Ultra -- Finally a Real Car Dock App for Android"
http://omgdroid.com/app-review-car-home-ultra-finally-a-real-car-dock-app-for-android/

Applater: "A handy car dock application to help you use your device safely even while driving"
http://www.applatter.com/android/safety-first-with-car-home-ultra/#ixzz2A4mRNCUF"

Customize up to 18 shortcuts to launch apps, direct dial numbers, or even navigate to a specific location.

Customize the Data Panel with:
- Speedometer (Speaks when pressed)
- Compass
- Altimeter
- Battery Meter
- Clock
- Current Weather Conditions (Speaks when pressed)
- Current Location (Speaks when pressed)
- Speed Alarm

Other Features:
- Integrated Media Controls (Play/Pause, Next, Previous)
- 30 Custom Shortcuts
- SMS Auto Responder
- Location alerts
- Custom Day/Night color schemes
- Auto switch between Day/Night based on Sunset and Sunrise
- Set to speaker phone mode when docked (optional)
- Starts CarHome when bluetooth connection is detected
- Auto Bluetooth on with Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Bluetooth off when exiting Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Wifi on/off with Car Mode (optional)
- Displays speed in KPH or MPH
- Displays temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit
- Optionally hide status bar

HAVE A PROBLEM? I can't reply to market reviews. Please send me an email: [email protected]

Contacts Permission is necessary for the Direct Dial shortcut option that is included with the app.

If not using a car dock or power adapter, please ensure the "Keep display on" option is not checked

App Permission Descriptions:
Device & App History – This is required for the new Media Controller feature to detect if a media player is running and able to accept media requests.

Contacts/Calendar – This is required to setup a direct dial shortcut. The app does not access the calendar but it is bundled with the contact permission. If you do not setup a direct dial shortcut, the app does not access your contacts in any way.

Location – This is required to access the GPS for the speedometer, compass, altimeter, weather, etc…

SMS – This is required for the new SMS Auto-responder feature. If that feature is not enabled, my app does not interact with SMS in any way.

Phone – This is required for the Direct Dial shortcut. Again, no used if you don’t set the direct dial shortcut.

Photos/Media/Files – This is required for the Debug Log feature. If you don’t enable the debug log (and there is no reason to if you aren’t having problems), then the app doesn’t read or write any files. Photos & Media are bundled with the permission, the app doesn’t need those.

Camera/Microphone – The app will need the microphone permission for any voice activated features in the future. It is required right now for the media player visualization feature. It is important to understand that the app is not actually using the mic, but is attaching to the audio stream to get course binary data about the audio being played to render a graphic presentation. Attaching to the audio stream requires the mic permission. Camera is bundled with the mic permission, the app doesn’t use the camera.

Wi-Fi Connection – The app needs this permission to enable/disable Wi-Fi.

Recent changes:
4.09a - bug fix for blank shortcut pages & media stop

4.08c - bug fixes for BT startup/shutdown & battery widget

4.08 - bug fixes for BT startup/shutdown & misc

4.07o - bug fixes for start/stop issues, media controller

4.07l-m - Media Player Selector changed to icon grid, fix for lolllipop memory issue, enhanced media control, various bug fixes

4.07c-e - Fix for media filter issue. You will need to re-set any previous filters.

User reviews of Car Home Ultra
Does not work with new Evo4g LTE and new sprint car dock. Tech support was no help getting it up & running. Save your money and frustration trying to get it to work.
Jun 7, 2012
Samsungs hebben (icm de officiele Samsung car holder) een dock-scherm. Maar deze is veel beter, én je kan iedere houder gebruiken. Goed instelbaar, zeer practisch om je telefoon handsfree te gebruiken tijdens het autorijden.
May 5, 2012
Have issues with following items Size of boxes used for display and then use the thin navigation bar between screens Boxes are to big and would be nice to be able to pull up the contact list to chose numbers rather than set individual contacts the try to use the small navigation bar ( I have chubby fingers) to page between screens
Dec 8, 2011
Nice App, but it would be good to switch bluetooth on/off automatically by dock/undock. I don't need bluetooth when undocked
Sep 3, 2011
This is the only app I recommend that costs money, but I like it. You use it in the car and it will tell you your direction, weather, and speed as well as provide large app shortcuts.
Jun 27, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
5 days ago
Great but home button not working I love this app however I updated to Android 5. 0 and now when I press my home button it takes me to my standard launcher not back to car home ultra. Is there a fix for this?
A Google User
5 days ago
Was working great for years and then one day I couldn't access amazon music with the media controller...please fix ASAP or I will have to fine a new app for my driving.
A Google User
Apr 16, 2015
Good, room for improvement It would make it better if one could change the placement of speed/ weather/heading etc. On my android car radio I would like those icons/widgets to be on right side of screen. For left-side steering car it's a bit to far stretch to the apps (maps/music etc)
A Google User
Apr 16, 2015
Yep Would give 5 stars for this one!
A Google User
Apr 14, 2015
Has a mind of its own Although I have auto start and stop with Bluetooth, it won't close out or start although my nexus 5 says its connected or when disconnected...
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