Car Widget Pro

Car Widget Pro


"Car Widget Pro" makes easier and quicker access to phone features when you're in the car.
With the widget you can assign one or more screens on your home launcher to be dedicated for usage inside the car.

Unlike Car Home applications, you still will have access to all other screens of your home launcher.

HOW TO USE/OPEN/ADD
On any home screen press "menu", then "add", select "widgets" and choose "Car Widget" from the list of available widgets.
You might need to restart the device in order to widget to appear in the list.

Main features:
* 4x4 widget
* 4,6 or 8 big shortcuts per widget
* 5 Skins
* Customization options: background color, opacity, font size and color, icons tint
* Replacement for "Car Dock" / "Car Home" applications.
* Custom icons and titles for shortcuts
* Icon packs

Available shortcuts (can be expanded by installed applications):
* Applications
* Bookmark
* Contact
* Direct dial/ message
* Directions & Navigation (Using Google Maps)
* Gmail label
* Music playlist
* Settings
* Built-In Shortcuts - (InCar switch, Play/Pause, Next, Previous - Experimental)

Car Widget Pro features:
Automation for your car. Detects when you inside the car and adjusts settings of your phone.

Trigger (possible to combine all of the options):
* Power cable connected
* Headphones connected
* Bluetooth device connected
* Activity recognition (Driving,Walking)
* Car Dock

Actions:
* Turn on Bluetooth
* Disable screen timeout
* Adjust screen brightness
* Adjust volume level of media
* Switch off Wi-Fi
* Route call to speaker
* Auto answer (Experimental)
* Autorun App
* Shortcuts in notification bar (Android 4.0)

Limitations:
- It's not possible to unlock the screen from widget
- It's not possible to switch to the specific screen from widget
- Not possible to switch GPS

Permissions:
CALL_PHONE (Directly call phone numbers)- used for direct call shortcut
WAKE_LOCK (Prevent phone from sleeping) - used to disable screen timeout
WRITE_SETTINGS (Modify system settings)- used to adjust brightness settings
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE and CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
BLUETOOTH and BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - required in order to switch Bluetooth state
(Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage) - Backup/Restore functionality

Tips:
* Landscape mode: Not all launchers allow to use phone in landscape mode, just replace yours with alternative one that supports it (like LauncherPro or ADW).

IMPORTANT
Please exercise caution when using this application and do not manipulate your device while driving. Always pay attention to the road.

Recent changes:
1.7.3
- Fix screen orientation lock changes
- Reduce memory footprint
- Reduce size of app
1.7.2
- Fix issue with LG G3
1.7.1
- Choose music player when pressing play/pause shortcut
- Fix number of shortcuts
- layout changes
- Add Screen On while charging option
- Add Car Dock detection
- Use new Activity Recognition API

Please rate the app if you like it to support development.
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About Car Widget Pro
"Car Widget Pro" makes easier and quicker access to phone features when you're in the car.
With the widget you can assign one or more screens on your home launcher to be dedicated for usage inside the car.

Unlike Car Home applications, you still will have access to all other screens of your home launcher.

HOW TO USE/OPEN/ADD
On any home screen press "menu", then "add", select "widgets" and choose "Car Widget" from the list of available widgets.
You might need to restart the device in order to widget to appear in the list.

Main features:
* 4x4 widget
* 4,6 or 8 big shortcuts per widget
* 5 Skins
* Customization options: background color, opacity, font size and color, icons tint
* Replacement for "Car Dock" / "Car Home" applications.
* Custom icons and titles for shortcuts
* Icon packs

Available shortcuts (can be expanded by installed applications):
* Applications
* Bookmark
* Contact
* Direct dial/ message
* Directions & Navigation (Using Google Maps)
* Gmail label
* Music playlist
* Settings
* Built-In Shortcuts - (InCar switch, Play/Pause, Next, Previous - Experimental)

Car Widget Pro features:
Automation for your car. Detects when you inside the car and adjusts settings of your phone.

Trigger (possible to combine all of the options):
* Power cable connected
* Headphones connected
* Bluetooth device connected
* Activity recognition (Driving,Walking)
* Car Dock

Actions:
* Turn on Bluetooth
* Disable screen timeout
* Adjust screen brightness
* Adjust volume level of media
* Switch off Wi-Fi
* Route call to speaker
* Auto answer (Experimental)
* Autorun App
* Shortcuts in notification bar (Android 4.0)

Limitations:
- It's not possible to unlock the screen from widget
- It's not possible to switch to the specific screen from widget
- Not possible to switch GPS

Permissions:
CALL_PHONE (Directly call phone numbers)- used for direct call shortcut
WAKE_LOCK (Prevent phone from sleeping) - used to disable screen timeout
WRITE_SETTINGS (Modify system settings)- used to adjust brightness settings
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE and CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
BLUETOOTH and BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - required in order to switch Bluetooth state
(Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage) - Backup/Restore functionality

Tips:
* Landscape mode: Not all launchers allow to use phone in landscape mode, just replace yours with alternative one that supports it (like LauncherPro or ADW).

IMPORTANT
Please exercise caution when using this application and do not manipulate your device while driving. Always pay attention to the road.

Recent changes:
1.7.3
- Fix screen orientation lock changes
- Reduce memory footprint
- Reduce size of app
1.7.2
- Fix issue with LG G3
1.7.1
- Choose music player when pressing play/pause shortcut
- Fix number of shortcuts
- layout changes
- Add Screen On while charging option
- Add Car Dock detection
- Use new Activity Recognition API

Please rate the app if you like it to support development.

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A Google User
Oct 27, 2014
Easy to configure. Makes using it in the car much safer!
A Google User
Oct 10, 2014
Great Simple... Does what I want without the silly stuff.
A Google User
Aug 23, 2014
Awsome App. This is one of the best app I have ever used. Very useful while driving. UI is simple and neat. Auto start on detecting the blue tooth is a nice feature. Works well with bluetooth in my car. Auto open of the App works well. I would prefer, Car widget close the opened app when it exit form the car mode. Option to auto open of more than one app will be good to have. But all in all, an excellent app.
A Google User
Jul 12, 2014
Super App Use it all the time
A Google User
May 21, 2014
Works well This app works nearly perfect. The only complaint I have is that the brightness setting doesn't seem to work. I put it on auto thinking it would brighten the screen during the day and dim the screen at night, but it seems to stay the same level of brightness.