Friday, November 9, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Mike DeCaro's AppRadio Extensions is a jailbreak tweak available for the iPhone 4/4S. It adds a whole spectrum of additional functionality to the AppRadio and AppRadio 2. The latest is version 2.0 which is available through the Cydia Store. It allows full touch functionality to almost any app on the iPhone. Watch this YouTube video below from "DavePioneer" for a full demonstration.
Note: AppRadio Extensions is a jailbreak tweak only and may not be compatible with all iPhones or iOS 6.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:54 PM
|CarTourin' might be the next app coming to your AppRadio|
By AppRadioWorld at 3:15 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Pioneer Electronics has posted compatibility charts on its website showing which features will and will not work on its car audio systems when using an iPhone 5 or an iPhone running iOS 6. Take a look at the self-explanatory charts below. Seems like Pioneer will have to find a workaround to make the iPhone 5 fully compatible with AppRadio.
By AppRadioWorld at 10:09 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012
Pioneer's own AppRadio app has been updated to version 1.8.1 (iOS). This update includes one feature that was perhaps missed the most (apart from the glitch fixes). The app now allows you to use your own custom background on the AppRadio. Previously this couldn't be done directly from the device.
By AppRadioWorld at 11:15 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2012
By AppRadioWorld at 12:00 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Pioneer Electronics has sent out emails confirming compatibility of their AppRadio line of products with Apple's latest iOS 6. All head units with Advanced App Mode will work with iOS 6 running on the iPhone 4S and 4. However, there is still no word on whether the new iPhone 5 which ships tomorrow will work with AppRadio through the 30-pin to Lightning adapter.
By AppRadioWorld at 10:27 PM
Monday, August 20, 2012
This recently updated video by YouTube user 'MetalManthey' shows the Pioneer AppRadio 2 and Samsung Galaxy S III working together. From the video below you can see that the Advanced App Mode mirrors the phone's display onto the AppRadio 2. Mirroring only happens when using an Android device in Advanced App Mode. iOS users are used to seeing a 'Connected to AppRadio' screen on their iDevices. Check out the video below.
By AppRadioWorld at 9:30 PM
This week, five major AppRadio compatible apps were updated by their respective developers. The five apps are AUPEO!, DashCommand, Extra Mile, MotionX GPS Drive and INRIX Traffic. Details of each update are included after the page break.
By AppRadioWorld at 9:13 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This past week, EC Touch and Waze were updated. EC Touch is the latest AppRadio compatible app that integrates all the major iPhone functions in one place. Waze is a social GPS and traffic info app which is now fully AppRadio compatible (Full review coming soon).
Here's what's new in these two updates.
By AppRadioWorld at 5:22 PM
Sunday, July 22, 2012
This week, Extra Mile, the navigation and trip logging app has been updated to version 4.7.8. Also, even though it isn't officially AppRadio compatible but works well with the car stereo, Netflix has been updated to version 2.2.1. Here are more details of both updates.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:14 AM
Pioneer Electronics has posted firmware updates for their AppRadio line of products. Both, AppRadio (SPH-DA02) and AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100) have received these updates which can be downloaded from Pioneer's website. Updates have to be performed the same way as before. Read on for more details.
By AppRadioWorld at 2:54 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Easy Car Touch or EC Touch is a free app developed by Motus Lab out of Italy which is AppRadio compatible and available in the US App Store. The app brings together the most commonly used features and apps while driving to one easy-to-use interface. Here are a couple of videos showcasing the app and more details.
I played around with EC Touch for a while this morning and I can confirm that it works nicely. There were a couple of issues I ran into which I've mentioned later on.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Two AppRadio compatible apps have received updates this week; Pandora Radio and Pioneer's own CarMediaPlayer. Read along for full details about the updates and download links.
By AppRadioWorld at 9:48 PM
Sunday, July 1, 2012
INRIX Traffic was updated to version 4.1 about two weeks ago. This AppRadio compatible app works great with AppRadio now. I've been using it on and off. I especially like the ETA info that self-updates based on traffic info. The free version of the app only allows you to save one home and one work location. For additional locations you have to upgrade to the premium version.
As promised here are a few screenshots of the app interface on AppRadio 2.
By AppRadioWorld at 1:20 AM
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Line Shows 2012 was held in New York City on June 27 and 28 this year. Pioneer Electronics was present at the event and there is some interesting information coming out from there regarding the AppRadio line of products. The AppRadio platform has really moved slowly towards improvement but it seems like things could be fast tracked in the coming few months.
By AppRadioWorld at 11:53 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The social GPS and traffic information app, Waze, has been updated to version 184.108.40.206 yesterday. Both the iOS and Android versions of the app have received this update. Waze is AppRadio compatible through Android whereas the iOS version only works by mirroring the iPhone's display onto the AppRadio. The update has quite a few improvements and enhancements and looks like a worthy update. Here's more details.
By AppRadioWorld at 4:22 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The subscription-based music streaming app, Rdio, has been updated to version 1.3.10 today. The update is for the iOS version of the app. Nothing's new in the latest version in terms of functionality or enhancements but there are minor bug fixes. You can grab the update from the App Store today.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Maybe one of our readers in France can tell us more about this story. I came across a video on YouTube from "MrBuzz118" which showcases iCoyote, an iOS app for the iPhone. The app is AppRadio compatible (both SPH-DA01 and SPH-DA100) and from the looks of it seems pretty useful. It is not available in the United States or Canada but is meant for Europe only. My knowledge of French is limited but here's the video and what I think this app might be capable of doing.
By AppRadioWorld at 12:39 AM
A few days ago I posted a link to a YouTube video showing an XBox 360 connected to an AppRadio 2. That video wasn't very informative. One of our readers with the YouTube channel "Bdowling91" has posted another video showing his XBox 360 connected to his AppRadio 2. The video is a little more informative. Take a look for yourself...
By AppRadioWorld at 12:02 AM
Monday, June 18, 2012
|An older version of INRIX Traffic on the AppRadio|
By AppRadioWorld at 10:28 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Update: A new version 4.7.5 has been added. This version doesn't do anything different from 4.7.4. Nevertheless, update your Extra Mile app today.
It seems like Extra Mile keeps getting updated every week. This week's update version 4.7.4 adds a few improvements to the app and fixes some bugs. According to the app's description the latest version has the following improvements:
"Improvement to the music player and navigation voice control. Phone call interruption mutes the voice & alerts."
You can download Extra Mile from the App Store today.
By AppRadioWorld at 9:22 PM
Monday, June 11, 2012
Apple announced details about their upcoming version of iOS at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2012) in San Francisco earlier today. iOS 6 is packed with over 200 new features and will be available this Fall. Among the few new features that were outlined at the keynote address, one stood out for me with regards to Pioneer's AppRadio.
By AppRadioWorld at 6:51 PM
Friday, June 8, 2012
|Extra Mile interface on the first generation AppRadio|
By AppRadioWorld at 4:11 PM
Thursday, June 7, 2012
If you have a piece of hardware that uses an HDMI connection to display to an external monitor, chances are it will work with AppRadio 2. I can think of a handful of devices that can be used this way in the car ranging from media players to gaming consoles to laptops. The only issue, however, would be to get a power source to power up some of these devices. Well, one YouTube user (n0name321) recently connected his Microsoft XBox 360 to his AppRadio 2 to demonstrate how the AppRadio 2 can be used as a display monitor. Check it out.
By AppRadioWorld at 7:18 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest Android phone to get official AppRadio 2 compatibility|
By AppRadioWorld at 2:34 PM
Monday, June 4, 2012
I've been getting quite a few questions about how to find out the exact model number of the AppRadio. Pioneer's recent firmware updates for the first generation AppRadio have caused a little confusion since two separate updates for SPH-DA01 and SPH-DA02 were released. So if you have a first generation AppRadio you can find your model number right on your device. It's probably easy to miss though.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:51 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2012
By AppRadioWorld at 11:46 AM
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Another day, another update! Seems like that's the case with Extra Mile (6th app update for the month). Well, at least the bugs are getting fixed promptly. There is another update available today, version 4.7.3. It fixes a "critical defect for people with a large trip database". You can download the latest version from the App Store today.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
For those of you using a jailbroken iPhone 4/4S this is great news. Controlling apps that aren't AppRadio compatible using the AppRadio's touch interface sounds like a remote possibility. But developer Mike DeCaro has done tremendous work in that regard with his jailbreak tweak, AppRadio Extensions. The tweak is getting upgraded to version 2.0 soon but a new teaser video and a beta download has been made available at Avic411. Here's the video and more details.
By AppRadioWorld at 6:03 PM
|Firmware update version 08.15 is for AppRadio 2 only. Available now!|
By AppRadioWorld at 7:58 AM
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Toyota has it's own version of app integration and it's called Toyota Touch Life. The system uses the MirrorLink protocol to basically mirror your smartphone's display in your car. The enhanced car entertainment system has been available for a while now. Today's AUPEO! update has added support for the Toyota Touch Life system.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:39 PM
DashCommand is a vehicle performance monitoring app which uses the OBD-II interface to put nice looking gauges on your AppRadio. The app has been available for a while now and has been updated quite a few times to fix bugs. Today's update version 3.0.1 does more bug fixing. Here are more details.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:38 PM
Friday, May 25, 2012
Extra Mile has been updated for the third time this month. Today's version 4.7.2 contains a couple of bug fixes and also an added improvement. Extra Mile is developed by GammaPoint, LLC and is a trip logging, GPS app with voice controls. The app features a very good looking dashboard with weather information, quick calling links, sharing buttons etc. A complete list of what's new in today's update follows.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:27 AM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I'm not sure how long it has been available for, but Pioneer Electronics' "Discover AppRadio" app is available as a free download from the App Store. The app is a resource for getting to know your AppRadio or AppRadio 2 better. Here is a rundown of what the app provides.
By AppRadioWorld at 4:13 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The AppRadio app was recently updated to version 1.7.0 by Pioneer. This update had one major issue of displaying blank icons for the compatible apps. Seems like Pioneer has fixed that bug in today's app update. Today's version 1.7.1 includes the following.
By AppRadioWorld at 2:49 PM
|INRIX Traffic version 4.0 now available|
By AppRadioWorld at 9:06 AM
Sunday, May 20, 2012
YouTube user, "Tech337", has uploaded a video showing how to connect an Android phone to AppRadio 2. He's using an HTC Evo 4G and there are quite a few interesting details available from the video. This is probably one of the first videos out there showcasing AppRadio 2 with an Android phone. Check it out.
By AppRadioWorld at 2:16 AM
Friday, May 18, 2012
YouTube user, "DavePioneer", has uploaded a very nice video showing the basic functions of Pioneer's AppRadio 2. From the video you can see how streamlined the AppRadio 2 interface is when in advanced app mode, barring a minor issue with the INRIX app at the end.
By AppRadioWorld at 9:16 PM
Pioneer Electronics has posted an App Spotlight video on its YouTube channel showing how Waze, the social navigation and traffic app, works with AppRadio 2. Waze is currently only compatible with AppRadio 2 through an Android phone. The iOS version of Waze isn't fully compatible yet.
By AppRadioWorld at 1:44 AM
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Pioneer's latest firmware for its first generation AppRadio (SPH-DA01) version 2.50 was made available on their website about three weeks ago. But I received a subscriber email just today announcing the firmware update. If you didn't know about the release already this email may be helpful to you. Better late than never I guess.
By AppRadioWorld at 11:45 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
|Clarion's Next Gate looks to bring app integration in your car|
By AppRadioWorld at 3:50 PM
|Pyle PLFMTR9BT Steering Wheel Remote|
How would you like a fancy looking steering wheel remote control in your car? How about one made by Apple themselves? Well, Apple was granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office today for what looks like a piece of hardware taken from the iPod Classic. Check out this patent diagram from Patently Apple below.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The latest AppRadio app update seems to have done more harm than good to the AppRadio (or AppRadio 2) experience. There are a lot of issues that have been reported across the web. Most have been fixed by deleting the app from the iPhone and reinstalling it. But the major issues of automatic launch and pop up messages haven't been fixed. Made me wonder, do we really need an AppRadio app?
By AppRadioWorld at 11:41 AM
There are plenty of issues that plague both the AppRadio and AppRadio 2 at the moment. Although some have been fixed by software updates, others have been worsened or new ones have cropped up. Yesterday I encountered something I haven't seen before while using my AppRadio 2. I have seen this error while using my iPhone with other devices but this is the first time I've seen it with AppRadio/AppRadio 2.
By AppRadioWorld at 11:19 AM
Monday, May 7, 2012
I was playing around with my AppRadio 2 earlier today and I stumbled upon a neat little trick. Many of us have encountered an unresponsive home button while using the device. Most of the time this happens while switching apps or trying to exit from a blank screen. Well, this trick I found works only for AppRadio 2 and with an iPhone. Here's what you do.
By AppRadioWorld at 2:17 AM
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Here's another update to Pioneer's AppRadio app with sketchy details. The newest version 1.7.0 claims to add a few improvements but I haven't seen much. There are bug fixes as usual but no details on what bugs, if any, have been fixed. Check out the complete list below.
By AppRadioWorld at 4:50 PM
If you want pretty gauges and technical information about your car's performance on your dashboard, DashCommand may be the app for you. It is AppRadio compatible and works well with the in-dash receiver. The iOS app has been updated to version 3.0.0 today with quite a few new features and improvements. The app uses your car's OBD-II port to pull data.
By AppRadioWorld at 4:20 PM