Using Google for the Car Dock screen?
So I have rooted my phone and installed the Google Search update located here at AC. Big kudos to everyone who worked on this as it is functioning perfectly so far. My question is, is anyone working on updating the Fascinate Car Dock page so that the "View Map", "Voice Search" and "Navigation" links work using Google? Since completing the Google Search update mentioned above, I have noticed that these same Car Dock icons cause a Force Close when they are pressed. A car dock functioning completely on Google would be awesome!
- 09-27-2010, 02:02 PM #3
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whoever programmed the card dock probably specified the activity(app) to call when selecting an item in the car dock. Thus if you pressed navigation, behind the scnees it would likely fire an intent to start the VZnavigator application.
I assume this is hard coded into the car dock application. It is also why you are seeing force closes. The car dock is trying to open an application that no longer exists.
It may be very simple to design and develop a replacement car dock app for the fascinate that instead fires up the appropriate google services that we desire.
Let me see what I can come up with.
- 09-27-2010, 03:30 PM #4
- 09-27-2010, 06:30 PM #5
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- 09-28-2010, 08:39 PM #7
Follow-up: I downloaded and tested this app on the way home this evening. Worked like a charm. As soon as I slid the phone into the dock and slid the USB in, the phone opened into the CCH page and it was good to go. I was able to open Google Nav and several other apps from the one CCH page. It's not as aesthetically pleasing as the SF Car Dock App but very functional with more options. Thanks Again!
- 09-28-2010, 11:50 PM #9
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- 09-30-2010, 01:37 PM #12
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I have installed the car dock app that is linked in a post above and then renamed carhome.apk in /system/app folder. I then put my fascinate in the car dock and it does automatically launch. The maps and navigation buttons open the ccorresponding Google maps and navigation windows. I had already installed Google maps prior to installing this car dock. The voice search opens Google search. The search button opens Bing search on the browser. I have not renamed the Bing apps yet so I don't know if that will change how the search button will work. This car dock looks identical to the factory app except it doesn't have the Home button the original has.
Sent from my Fascinate
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- 12-18-2010, 12:31 PM #17
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- JBSourcery 2.4/ Franco 6
Here's how I did it:
Downloaded app called "Locale" (A little pricey but well worth it when you start to see what it can do.) Also the Locale Dock Condition app and the Locale shortcut plug-in app. With those installed you go into Locale and set condition > Car dock and save it Then under cardock condition > setting > shortcut > custom car home. Locale then monitors your phone for the stated condition and when detected launches the app you have chosen in your shortcut. Now the behavior is when in Launcher Pro and screen locked (OR Not if your prefer) whenever I connect the car dock to the phone the custom car home app automatically launches. 8 big easy to touch icons of your own choosing on the default screen plus two more pages of your own customized shortcuts (8 apps each Page) in large easy to touch icons. I highly recommend this app and set-up if you don't like the car cradle app that comes with the phone. Happy
- 12-18-2010, 11:17 PM #18
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- MIUI / GlitchMV
I got the stock non-verizon CarDock.apk from a post by namebrandon here and replaced it with the verizon stock one with root explorer.
I first moved the original verizon CarDock.apk and the corresponding odex file from the system/app folder to my sdcard/removed_apps folder. Then I copied the linked non-verizon CarDock.apk into the system/app folder. I restarted the phone just for good measure and voila! Upon opening the Car Cradle app everything routes through google services; Text search, voice search, maps, navigation EVERYTHING!
However I have also already de-bloated and de-bing'ded my phone and have also installed the enhancedgooglesearch.apk so those maybe be prerequisites
Hope this helps.