Use smartphone as a Car Dock
Today we will discuss Android apps that facilitate Smartphone or Tablet usage safely while in the comfort of our car/ while driving.One of them is the Car Home Ultra app:
Car Home Ultra for Android
This app can be used as car-dock and displays a customizable interface on the smartphone screen where we can find the following tools: altimeter, compass, speedometer, weather or current location.
It also comes with other interesting settings such as: setting speaker mode automatically, Bluetooth activation, media control as well as up to 30 shortcuts that may be added according to the user’s preference.
Below you will find a presentation video of the app which proves to be extremely useful for those who choose to use their smartphone in the car:
Car Dashboard for Android
Another Android app that acts as a car-dock is Car Dashboardwhich can display: altitude, speed, temperature or location.
The main interface of this app also displays the basic information, but the user can add up to 20 shortcuts for his favorite apps, or for instance speed dialing his favorite numbers.
Driver Widgets Pro is a simple app which uses the Tablet or the smartphone’s GPS module in order to record routes, fuel consumption, speed and other monitoring parameters. Although not as complex as others, this app does very well without using up vital resources.
The last app we are going to review is a more complex one which is very popular among Android users.
Ulysse Speedometer has over 1.000.000 installations and is a car-dock type app which comes with:
Basic speedometer plus a secondary one that stays displayed on the screen at all times no matter what menu we access;
Compass which isn’t affected by electromagnetism;
Vocal and on-screen speed alerts that can be personalized;
HUD – displaying key information on the windshield by projecting the light from the screen of the smartphone, technology used in many luxury cars;
It calculates the performance of the car such as the car’s acceleration from 0-100 km.
I will let you discover the rest of the options that make Ulysse Speedometer the best choice when we use the phone in the car (as car-dock).