"Car Widget" 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 ...Read more
"Car Widget" 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.
To access widget settings use application shortcut.
HOW TO USE 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 pack support
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)
Free version includes Trial of the features available in the Car Widget Pro.
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
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: * On some devices you have option "Stay awake" (Under Settings -> Applications -> Development), you can enable it if your want to prevent phone from sleeping.
* 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).
You can find Car Widget Pro also in androidpit.com market. (This marketplace has an option for PayPal)
IMPORTANT Please exercise caution when using this application and do not manipulate your device while driving. Always pay attention to the road.
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UPDATED ON: Sep 18, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 100,000 - 500,000
LATEST VERSION: 1.8.7
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 4.0.3 and up
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
create Bluetooth connections
Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
view Wi-Fi status
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
Allows an application to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
modify global system settings
Allows an application to modify the systemʼs settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your systemʼs configuration.
change Wi-Fi state
Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.
change your audio settings
Allows application to modify global audio settings such as volume and routing.
modify phone status
Allows the application to control the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can switch networks, turn the phone radio on and off and the like without ever notifying you.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.