Looking for an open source auto dashboard app to use with a custom bluetooth remote

Developing Android Apps - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:12

I've been working on a remote keyboard device that can control a phone, with the intention of using it while driving. You can check out my work so far here.

The idea is to use the remote to control the phone while driving so you don't have to interact with the touchscreen. I've developed a simple app that handles the bluetooth connections and demos some simple actions. My background is hardware, not android development.

I'd like to find an open source automobile dashboard that I can add the functionality of my device to as a demo. Does anybody know of one?

And if you are a developer with bluetooth experience i'd love to hear your thoughts on my device!

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Categories: Android, Linux

What do you guys use to build your API backends? What should i use?

Developing Android Apps - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:01

Hey guys! I'm an experienced programer and but i've recently really gotten into Android development. I've mostly made custom projects (e-commerce sites, ERP systems etc). For web based projects Laravel (PHP with MySQL) has been my go-to framework. It's really easy and quick to make a secure and reasonably fast backend.

I've made a few apps with APIs made on Laravel. I've recently started a project that involves me scraping data from sites and displaying it on an app. I'm using Python to do the scraping part. And i'm planning to use MongoDB as my database because the data being collected can get huge and it's not related, so i don't have to make a RDB. I've seen tutorials for MEAN stack development but haven't gotten around to use it properly. So i don't know what to think of it.

What do you guys use for your APIs? Is there and advantage of using Express,Node and Mongo over PHP? Is PHP even used in the app industry or considered a good practice? I hear MEAN and such other frameworks are the future (Ruby and stuff), should i move over to them?

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Issues with Autonotification after Oreo upgrade?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:29

After upgrading to Oreo I am now having some annoying issues with Autonotification. The issues I am now which I didnt have with Nougat are: Title text is no longer displayed, only expanded title text Autonotification table content is duplicated within the same notification

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Android Auto being excluded while Toyota adds Apple Carplay and Amazon Alexa to their cars

Android - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:59

Toyota's 2019 Avalon has "Apple CarPlay is standard on all grades.", with no mention of Android Auto support. source

Can we please get on Toyota to support Android. It's 2018, it's about time

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Nexus 4 freezes often, sometimes reboots of its own accord

Nexus 4 - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:51

I've recently had to roll back to a nexus 4 after my current device died on me (nexus5x bootloop, whole other story). The nexus4 still works like a charm most of the time. I've noticed it gets bogged down sometimes. It freezes up, the screen goes black, and the only way to interact with it, is to force a shutdown.

Sometimes it just reboots with no warning (on sunday I was listening to some music over a bluetooth speaker when it happened)

Are there any easy solutions to this problem?

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Update w/video: It's amazing how much scrolling behavior influences the feel of a device

Android - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:02

It seems like most people didn't know what I was talking about with this original thread because it just turned into a thread about iPhones, Pixels, and browsers.

Here's a video as requested by a few people, showing what it actually does. Scrolling through a reddit app, the first time is the stock friction settings, second is pretty close to what I switched to, the third is an extreme example to give a better idea of what it affects.

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