1. sklemp's Avatar
    Has anyone experimented with magnets to make the Car Panel app launch automatically when inserted in the dock? With magnets or otherwise?

    I'm hoping I can either make or buy a solution for both my desk and my car dock that is something similar to the video below. I know the Car Panel app doesn't work in landscape mode but I'm ok with that as long as the app launches automatically.


    05-11-2010 11:50 AM
  2. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    I don't think this works like the droid.
    05-11-2010 11:58 AM
  3. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    I don't think so either....
    05-11-2010 12:30 PM
  4. sklemp's Avatar
    Well that's a bummer.
    05-11-2010 12:31 PM
  5. 04redgto's Avatar
    No magnetometer in the incredible................
    05-11-2010 02:18 PM
  6. kenc3dan's Avatar
    There is a magnetometer in the Incredible. Download something like Sensor Test from the Market and check it out. I just used it to detect a spoon. This may be the killer app the Android platform has been waiting for!
    05-12-2010 09:45 PM
  7. wavechaser's Avatar
    It doesn't. I got the car dock today. Works really well, but no auto-navigation launch.
    05-13-2010 12:23 AM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    Where did you get the car dock from, and how much was it?
    05-15-2010 07:33 PM
  9. sklemp's Avatar
    I just ran the Sensor Test app and it detected a screwdriver.

    So this means that if it does have a magnet, can't we write an app that runs in the background and once it detects the magnetic source, it just launches the Car Panel app.

    I have a regular car mount from wal-mart that works great. I've had it for 2 years now. If I can just make something to hold a magnet, and secure it in the car mount, it would essentially work, right?

    I may see if I can write the app, but I'm new to the whole application writing world so if someone else could do it, I'd love to see it work.
    05-16-2010 08:19 AM