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Old 04/26/2011, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are considering developing a ODBII application to read vehicle diagnostics.

This would probably use bluetooth and/or WiFi to connect to the vehicle.

Feature request?
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Old 04/26/2011, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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one app that covered multiple car companies would be ideal. Having to buy a reader for every make of vehicle gets expensive
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Old 04/26/2011, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That shouldn't be a problem since most of them follow the OBD II standard.

Of course all of them have special codes specific to their vehicles, but you would get the standard information for every vehicle.
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Old 04/26/2011, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Support for Bluetooth ELM327. I have one in my drawer that I haven't used in ages since my N810 got phased out.
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Old 04/27/2011, 06:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Bluetooth support would be great. Similar software features like Rev has would be great as well.
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Old 04/27/2011, 07:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What's rev?
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Old 04/27/2011, 07:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What's rev?
One of the software programs that supports kiwi wifi--iphone only though:

DevToaster - Rev - iPhone app development, Great iPhone apps, and more

But has a lot of neat/needed features.
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Old 04/27/2011, 09:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Definately looks good. The graphics will take some time to implement.
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Old 04/27/2011, 09:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds very interesting and I can see this being handy! Sorli...
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Old 04/27/2011, 10:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Definately looks good. The graphics will take some time to implement.
Well there's definite a ton to that program, so I don't think you'd need to come out of the gate with all those features....stats to start would be great.

I'm a new developer and learning as I go, so if there's anything I can contribute and help with, I'd be glad to help out.
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Old 04/27/2011, 10:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Support for reading the device while both phone and device are connected through a windows computer via USB.
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Old 04/27/2011, 07:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Support for reading the device while both phone and device are connected through a windows computer via USB.
I don't think that's possible because the PC would have to forward the information somehow.

With a WiFi or bluetooth reader you should be able to connect the PC and phone serpately.
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Old 04/27/2011, 07:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What is your timeline on this app merphie? The rev app for apple would be great to shoot for but I would be happy without all the graphics and you could just update that stuff later.
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Old 04/27/2011, 08:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We don't have a definate time line yet. Right now, we are gathering features and figuring a price.
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Old 04/28/2011, 12:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd be interested. There's an OBD II reader on sale right now at Canadian Tire for Can$99. I've no need to purchase immediately so if this project pans out, I'll wait for it.
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Old 04/28/2011, 12:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Cool.

There was actually a handspring springboard module for this, years ago... So this is kinda like Palm goodness coming back.

I'd buy the app.
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Old 05/03/2011, 03:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Torque for android works with a bluetooth odbII reader. It's an AWESOME app that will show/reset codes and give you a dashboard of current engine stats.

Does the WebOS2.0 SDK have provisions to address serial bluetooth devices?
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Old 05/03/2011, 03:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Some of my "feature requests" can be found at this other thread, but basically, instantaneous gas mileage would be nice.
http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-...y-offered.html

Edit: merphie already commented in my other thread, this is just for good housekeeping
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Old 05/03/2011, 03:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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BTW Rev is probably the most universal app in terms of codes for each vehicle but there is also fuzzycar and dashcommand. I used fuzzycar previously with the PLX-Kiwi WiFi but webOS (as far as 1.4.5, probably 2.x too) will not allow an ad-hoc wireless connection (I tried activation from the terminal) so the Kiwi isn't useful; bluetooth all the way for now in 2.x.

Dashcommand lets users customize gages (that's its greatest distinction)
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Old 05/03/2011, 05:05 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Does the WebOS2.0 SDK have provisions to address serial bluetooth devices?
Yes.
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