Widgets for Torque (OBD / Car)

Widgets for Torque (OBD / Car)


Get vehicle OBD engine information as a widget on your home screen!

This is an add-on for Torque Pro, the OBD2 car app for monitoring your vehicle engine management data. You can find Torque on the Android Market

It lets you display the various dials and widgets from the app on your android homescreen! Monitor all the standard OBD2 sensors as you can in the app such as coolant, RPM/Revs, Transmission temperature*, knock retard*, MPG, HP and Torque!

For example, you could have a trip fuel cost widget displayed on your homescreen, showing your total trips fuel cost (perfect for when your kids are using dads taxi!)

There is an on / off toggle widget that you can also add which will pause the homescreen widget updates and to control the startup of Torque itself. Turn the widget off, Torque will shutdown, turn the widget on and Torque will start up automatically.

This widget needs the Torque OBD app, and will automatically start Torque to run in the background as a service (the app has been optimised to be very power efficient). It will then automatically connect to your vehicle when you start a journey and start showing information!

Supports phones, tablets, and tablets running honeycomb

Please note: Using launchers like ADWLauncher/TouchWiz may result in slow updates of the widget, the developers of those launchers will need to fix their code so it can update the widget faster. Works fast with the default launcher that comes with Android


* = capability dependant on vehicle.

Recent changes:
This plugin is configured to automatically start Torque by default. There is an on/off OBD toggle widget to stop this behaviour! - simply add the 'OBD Toggle' widget!

* To turn the widget (and Torque) off if you dont want it starting automatically, use the 'OBD Toggle' widget which is also part of this app - simply add the toggle widget (it's just like a wifi toggle widget)

Changes:

* Fixes for themes not being seen on later android devices
* Bugfix for slow display updates in some instances
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About Widgets for Torque (OBD / Car)
Get vehicle OBD engine information as a widget on your home screen!

This is an add-on for Torque Pro, the OBD2 car app for monitoring your vehicle engine management data. You can find Torque on the Android Market

It lets you display the various dials and widgets from the app on your android homescreen! Monitor all the standard OBD2 sensors as you can in the app such as coolant, RPM/Revs, Transmission temperature*, knock retard*, MPG, HP and Torque!

For example, you could have a trip fuel cost widget displayed on your homescreen, showing your total trips fuel cost (perfect for when your kids are using dads taxi!)

There is an on / off toggle widget that you can also add which will pause the homescreen widget updates and to control the startup of Torque itself. Turn the widget off, Torque will shutdown, turn the widget on and Torque will start up automatically.

This widget needs the Torque OBD app, and will automatically start Torque to run in the background as a service (the app has been optimised to be very power efficient). It will then automatically connect to your vehicle when you start a journey and start showing information!

Supports phones, tablets, and tablets running honeycomb

Please note: Using launchers like ADWLauncher/TouchWiz may result in slow updates of the widget, the developers of those launchers will need to fix their code so it can update the widget faster. Works fast with the default launcher that comes with Android


* = capability dependant on vehicle.

Recent changes:
This plugin is configured to automatically start Torque by default. There is an on/off OBD toggle widget to stop this behaviour! - simply add the 'OBD Toggle' widget!

* To turn the widget (and Torque) off if you dont want it starting automatically, use the 'OBD Toggle' widget which is also part of this app - simply add the toggle widget (it's just like a wifi toggle widget)

Changes:

* Fixes for themes not being seen on later android devices
* Bugfix for slow display updates in some instances

User reviews of Widgets for Torque (OBD / Car)
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 29, 2014
Now Works As Promised On 4.4 THANKS FOR THE UPDATE!
A Google User
Oct 20, 2014
Widgets don't update Not sure if it's Android 4.4.4 or what have a play edition Moto G as soon as Widgets are placed they never update again, show whatever the data was when placed and once phone is restarted they say no data, no matter what happens in Torque app.
A Google User
Oct 18, 2014
Work well but NO options for color/styles The widgets are working for me which is great, but I expected to have the option to change the colors as shown in the sample images on this page. At the very least, we should have the option to change the color of the outside rim. However, there is no option for anything other than the default color/theme and that is VERY disappointing ESPECIALLY since the images shown here depict that capability making them somewhat fraudulent. However, I will say the widgets do work on my 7" Tablet. I just don't love the way they look with only the plain ol' default color option.
A Google User
Oct 12, 2014
Doesn't work on Galaxy Tab 7.7 Update # 2 - Widgets have been stuck on default theme despite all my efforts for about the last 4 months or so. No response on the Torque forums from anyone in all this time, I now believe this app has been abandoned by the developer. If all you require is a basic home screen widget with no frills and not many options relative to the full widgets within the app, then this will do the job. Unfortunately, this is not what the screenshots shown suggest.
A Google User
Oct 7, 2014
Works great any size If you want either bigger or smaller widgets download nova launcher.