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Best Tesla Browser Apps: Propose Setting Up Quarterly Recognition Award

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by UberEV1, May 25, 2015.

  1. UberEV1

    UberEV1 Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    San Jose, CA
    Hello All,

    Over the past few weeks, I've been thinking that it would be nice to recognize the awesome contributions people have made to Tesla Browser Apps. Almost everyone who has contributed browser "Apps" thus far has done so for free, and all of us get to enjoy the benefits. So why not repay their generosity with some public recognition?

    I propose the following approach (welcome feedback too) . . .

    First 10 weeks of Quarter: Accept nominations for best Web browser "App"
    Last 2 weeks of Quarter: Open poll for Top 10 nominees - TMC members vote
    End of Quarter: Announce winner

    Prize: Public recognition & entry into "TMC Browser 'Apps' Hall of Fame" (if approved by TMC Moderators).

    Definition: Tesla Browser "App" = a website that can be accessed by the Tesla Internet Browser, is available 100% of the time (except for updates), runs with stable performance and provides a fun, useful or beneficial function.

    I am happy to manage the nominations, poll and announcement. May need help from TMC with the Hall of Fame idea, though.

    Before opening nominations for this Quarter, which I propose to do in a SEPARATE post, please post your thoughts on structure, approach and recognition here.

    In case anyone isn't quite sure what we mean by Tesla Browser "Apps," here are just a few that you have already read about recently in the forums (remember, this post is only to discuss the idea of recognition, not to list "Apps" or nominations - I'll set that up shortly) . . .

    Functional examples:

    EV Trip Planner: EV Trip Planner

    WAZE for Tesla Incidents: Waze for Tesla Incidents

    Fun examples:

    Tesla Tuner's 007 Peacemaker Package: peaceMaker

    Teslamods' Kitt Display:

    Please let me know what you think of the Quarterly Award idea here. Once the idea is polished and ready for prime time, we'll open a post for nominations.

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  2. Ebony Star

    Ebony Star Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    Knoxville Tennessee
    Great idea.
  3. Requiem

    Requiem Member

    Apr 8, 2015
    This would be really great.
    It should be split in two categories though.
    Webapps designed for the Tesla screen, and webpages designed for other screens. Like EV Trip planner for example does not play well on my tesla's screen but looks great on my computer and is an invaluable tool!
  4. wayner

    wayner Active Member

    Oct 29, 2014
    #4 wayner, May 26, 2015
    Last edited: May 26, 2015
    Great idea - and perhaps someone can host links to these pages on a common web site so that it is easy to find them.

    And here is my contribution - a flux capacitor:


    (For some reason the link isn't displaying inline)
  5. musicious

    musicious Member

    Apr 11, 2015
    Wheeling, IL
    Can you add a third category for websites that work well on Tesla's browser but were not designed specifically for the Tesla? E.g. of all the weather sites I find works very well for Tesla because of limited graphics/advertising and great visual presentation for the weather in a simple format that is quick to load.

    My current browser is set on the Tesla waze site that someone developed here

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