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adding an app to the screen?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Ziska, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Ziska

    Ziska Member

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    Is there any way to add an app to the touchscreen?
     
  2. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    Not yet. Many of us have 3rd party app toolkit high on our list. Have been asking for it for years, so tesla must be aware. I'm not an avid librarian, so I don't know if tesla has ever indicated it was in plan. Anybody? Best you can do now is web app within constraints of browser.
     
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    No official confirmation with target date for deployment, but yes, many have mentioned this as a desire -- including recent voting work that went on re 7.1 and future releases.
     
  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The prototype screen had an Apps button, and Telsa said there would eventually be developer APIs. I wouldn't hold my breath until after Model 3 comes out.
     
  5. Ziska

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    Thanks much...
     
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    I wonder why this hasn't happened yet, or I wonder if they are rethinking how to do this since stuff like CarPlay and Android Auto has come out since this was originally envisioned.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    With the focus on Autopilot, Model X and the upcoming Model 3, I doubt they have resources (programmers) available. When you don't have enough programmers to write a "shuffle favourites" procedure, writing an SDK, or even providing a few APIs is not going to happen anytime soon.
     
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    I'd guess security and tech support. Last thing they need a bad press because of a security fault through an app, or people asking questions as to how to fix a problem. Also, they'd probably (sadly) be looking for setting up an "app store" like place where everything would have to get reviewed, etc. May be easier to improve the browser, get service workers support, let us bookmark and locally cache pages...
     
  9. tezzla

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    wk057 can add apps to his!
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  10. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    LOL.. I would definitely want the Doom App... Now where to I connect my Keyboard and Mouse :tongue:
     
  12. redevries

    redevries René de Vries

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    That's the easy part. You can just plug them in the USB connectors. Getting Doom to work is a task of epic proportions:)
     

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