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.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:20 PM
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
The trip logging and voice navigation app, Extra Mile, has been updated to version 4.7. The app is already the most frequently used app for me. I like the simplistic navigation and trip logs. The interface is pretty too. The new update has improved functionality of the app. Here are more details.
By AppRadioWorld at 4:01 PM
|HackRadio teaser video has surfaced|
About three months ago it was reported that a possible jailbroken AppRadio firmware was in the making. It was being called "AppRadio+" or "AppRadio More". The firmware was made in French and Russian versions at first. An English version was said to be in the making. Now there is a new buzz about "HackRadio". So what is it all about? Check out the video below.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|AUPEO! Personal Radio is one of the few AppRadio compatible apps on Android|
By AppRadioWorld at 2:19 AM
Friday, May 4, 2012
|Waze for iOS isn't exactly AppRadio compatible yet|
Thursday, May 3, 2012
|Rdio is now available in the UK and France|
By AppRadioWorld at 2:44 PM
By AppRadioWorld at 5:11 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
E & B Electronics offers Pioneer's AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100) through Amazon Prime for only $431. This is the lowest price I've seen so far. There's only a few units left in stock though. With Amazon Prime you can get FREE two-day shipping or have it overnighted for only $3.99. And with Amazon, you don't pay sales tax in most states. Hit up Amazon to get this deal!
Please note: Android Connection Kit is not included in this deal unlike the one on Best Buy.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:22 PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
For a limited time only, Best Buy is selling the Pioneer AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100) for $499 but with an awesome package deal. Now, along with your in-dash receiver you can get the long-awaited Android Connection Kit (CD-AH200C) absolutely FREE (a $100 value). Here's more info from Best Buy's website:
By AppRadioWorld at 11:19 PM
|Waze for Android version 184.108.40.206 is AppRadio 2 compatible|
By AppRadioWorld at 11:00 PM
|iPhone connector cables for the AppRadio and AppRadio 2|
By AppRadioWorld at 9:10 PM