Car Home Ultra

Car Home Ultra


Car Home Ultra is a car dock app that makes it easy to manage your phone while in the car.

It can startup automatically when your car’s BT is detected, and you can always easily get back to CHU by pressing the home button (see settings->startup options).

• Customize an unlimited number of shortcuts to launch apps, direct dial numbers, or even navigate to a specific location.
• Use the media controller to manage any music or podcast app on your phone with big easy to see buttons.
• Keep aware of your speed, location, weather, altitude, and more with the built in data widgets.
• Multiple skins and color schemes for 100s of different looks.
• Automatic Day and Night color schemes to preserve your night vision.
• Automatic Response for SMS messages let’s you focus on the road.
• Speed Alarm to help you avoid tickets
• Full Feature List Below

Mark the Geek: "CarHome Ultra for Android - Perfect App for in Car Dock"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-Aonh645Y

OMG Droid: "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"

Android 4.2+ users can also use Google Voice Commands for a completely hands free experience. See this link for details: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6031948?hl=en

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


Data Widgets:
- Speedometer (speaks when pressed)
- Compass
- Altimeter
- Battery Meter
- Clock
- Current Weather Conditions (Speaks when pressed)
- Current Location (Speaks when pressed)

Other Features:
- Integrated Media Controller (Play/Pause, Next, Previous, Artist, Title)
- Unlimited number of custom shortcuts
- SMS Auto Responder
- Location alerts
- Custom Day/Night color schemes
- Multiple skins and 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
- Full Screen Mode
- Support for Icon Packs
- Lock Screen Rotation (landscape, portrait, reverse landscape, and reverse portrait)
- Android 5 Material Design
- Brightness and Display Mode Controls
- Volume Controls
- Tactile Button Response
- Mute Alerts
- 3 Page Type: 6 button, 8 button, and media controller
- Sleep Mode: saves power and reduces heat
- Keep Display On until you exit the app
- Stop music/media on exit
- Android Auto partially inspired by this app (yes, that’s true)


HAVE A PROBLEM? Please send me an email: [email protected]

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

Contacts/Calendar – This is required to setup a direct dial shortcut. Calendar is bundled with the contact permission.

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 the feature is not enabled, the app does not interact with SMS.

Phone – This is required for the Direct Dial shortcut.

Photos/Media/Files – This is required for the Debug Log feature. 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. 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:
4.10c - Material Design for Android 5+, 2 new skins, speed alarm and other bug fixes

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
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About Car Home Ultra
Car Home Ultra is a car dock app that makes it easy to manage your phone while in the car.

It can startup automatically when your car’s BT is detected, and you can always easily get back to CHU by pressing the home button (see settings->startup options).

• Customize an unlimited number of shortcuts to launch apps, direct dial numbers, or even navigate to a specific location.
• Use the media controller to manage any music or podcast app on your phone with big easy to see buttons.
• Keep aware of your speed, location, weather, altitude, and more with the built in data widgets.
• Multiple skins and color schemes for 100s of different looks.
• Automatic Day and Night color schemes to preserve your night vision.
• Automatic Response for SMS messages let’s you focus on the road.
• Speed Alarm to help you avoid tickets
• Full Feature List Below

Mark the Geek: "CarHome Ultra for Android - Perfect App for in Car Dock"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-Aonh645Y

OMG Droid: "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"

Android 4.2+ users can also use Google Voice Commands for a completely hands free experience. See this link for details: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6031948?hl=en

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


Data Widgets:
- Speedometer (speaks when pressed)
- Compass
- Altimeter
- Battery Meter
- Clock
- Current Weather Conditions (Speaks when pressed)
- Current Location (Speaks when pressed)

Other Features:
- Integrated Media Controller (Play/Pause, Next, Previous, Artist, Title)
- Unlimited number of custom shortcuts
- SMS Auto Responder
- Location alerts
- Custom Day/Night color schemes
- Multiple skins and 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
- Full Screen Mode
- Support for Icon Packs
- Lock Screen Rotation (landscape, portrait, reverse landscape, and reverse portrait)
- Android 5 Material Design
- Brightness and Display Mode Controls
- Volume Controls
- Tactile Button Response
- Mute Alerts
- 3 Page Type: 6 button, 8 button, and media controller
- Sleep Mode: saves power and reduces heat
- Keep Display On until you exit the app
- Stop music/media on exit
- Android Auto partially inspired by this app (yes, that’s true)


HAVE A PROBLEM? Please send me an email: [email protected]

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

Contacts/Calendar – This is required to setup a direct dial shortcut. Calendar is bundled with the contact permission.

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 the feature is not enabled, the app does not interact with SMS.

Phone – This is required for the Direct Dial shortcut.

Photos/Media/Files – This is required for the Debug Log feature. 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. 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:
4.10c - Material Design for Android 5+, 2 new skins, speed alarm and other bug fixes

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

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sunday 8:31 PM
Awesome It is awesome
A Google User
Sunday 4:34 PM
At last A car dock that's simple but effective and most importantly not fiddly when driving which others have been, intuitive when pressing the big buttons and easy to load apps.
A Google User
4 days ago
Good app Works well with *almost* too many options lol One request though, make the weather widget available without having to have gps turned on... Would be a nice little option to be able to choose or let that widget get that info from GPS or city that I choose
A Google User
6 days ago
So far so good. Pleasantly surprised. I tried a few other similar apps before this one all of which lasted about one trip. If everything continues this way I will be sticking with this one.
A Google User
Jul 28, 2015
Will not read out emails I tried this app specifically to read out email messages on my galaxy s6, which it does not do. It relies on the built in hands free mode that no longer exists.
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