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Connectivity: When is iPhone/Android app coming out?

W8MM

R1.5 #325 + Mdl S #01380
Jan 5, 2007
202
1
Cincinnati, USA
Takes about a week for Apple to review and approve an app assuming that they don't have any comments.

The App approval may only take a short time, but MFi approval can be an exquisite experience. If the iPhone app is going to use Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (and not 4.0/LE) to be compatible with iDevices before the iPhone 4S, one must jump through the MFi hoops. It can be a real, agony producing, pain in the a$$. I know of one project that was put into the "exception" program where the project was not approved and not denied -- and there it stays for the last year. Cute, no?
 

zax123

CDN Model S 100D
Jun 4, 2012
915
101
Candiac, QC, CAN
The App approval may only take a short time, but MFi approval can be an exquisite experience. If the iPhone app is going to use Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (and not 4.0/LE) to be compatible with iDevices before the iPhone 4S, one must jump through the MFi hoops. It can be a real, agony producing, pain in the a$$. I know of one project that was put into the "exception" program where the project was not approved and not denied -- and there it stays for the last year. Cute, no?

Apple's corporate policy and philosophy is a lot of things, but it is certainly not "cute". :)
 

ahimberg

Member
Aug 8, 2010
349
0
Woodinville, WA
I heard v4.2 firmware exposed the option in the UI to allow access from the mobile app (or was it there before?)

if georgeB said the apps were done but needed a firmware update -- do people have that now with v4.2?
 

Meursault

Member
Jun 10, 2012
33
5
I am constantly filled with Tesla anxiety. First it was when will my car be delivered. Then it was when will the software be updated. And now I am fixated on this remote app. Every morning in the (now) freezing Chicago winter I hope that the app will magically present itself in Apple's store.... maybe tomorrow will be the day? It just seems like a remote app would solve many of my issues with monitoring charge level and warming the car before my commute. I am sure after it is released I will just focus on some other Tesla deliverable - more firmware updates, third party apps, etc. But for now, I REALLY want that remote app to be available. We are all basically beta testers already... Please release it!
 

napabill

Active Member
Apr 30, 2009
1,508
280
Napa, California, United States
I am constantly filled with Tesla anxiety. First it was when will my car be delivered. Then it was when will the software be updated. And now I am fixated on this remote app. Every morning in the (now) freezing Chicago winter I hope that the app will magically present itself in Apple's store.... maybe tomorrow will be the day? It just seems like a remote app would solve many of my issues with monitoring charge level and warming the car before my commute. I am sure after it is released I will just focus on some other Tesla deliverable - more firmware updates, third party apps, etc. But for now, I REALLY want that remote app to be available. We are all basically beta testers already... Please release it!
I'm pretty sure there is Tesla staff member who has been assigned the responsibility for the timing of getting stuff to us. Been going on for a couple of years. A careful choreography to incite uncontrollable lust on us poor unsuspecting Teslaites. To well timed to be an accident. That staff member is now sequencing the App, next the WiFi capability, followed by on board music storage with a shuffle feature, then guide lines on the backup camera. Gonna be a long year!
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
17,526
2,992
Heck I'm doing it every other day and I have a Windows 8 phone.
That's the best example of blind optimism in recent memory.

I fully expect the first Model X deliveries before they'll have a Windows Phone version of the remote app. Part of why I'm hoping they'll make a generic browser version.
 

ahimberg

Member
Aug 8, 2010
349
0
Woodinville, WA
maybe it's taking so long because they're going to also release a winphone version :tongue: or they're waiting for me to get my car first...

speaking of windowsphone, any Bluetooth problems? a coworker was having major problems and switched to his iphone
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
17,526
2,992
speaking of windowsphone, any Bluetooth problems? a coworker was having major problems and switched to his iphone
No issues with blue tooth integration of my Nokia Lumia 920. I don't play music through it, just use it as a phone.
 

Merrill

Merrill
Jan 23, 2013
3,749
1,288
Sonoma, California
App for setting charging times

I have an electrician coming in 2 weeks to install my 14-50 240 plug in my garage. I have heard that the maybe there is or will be an app for the S that will allow you to set the on and off charging times. Anybody have the latest info on this. My configuration is supposed to be an April/May delivery.

Thanks,
Merrill
 

dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
I have an electrician coming in 2 weeks to install my 14-50 240 plug in my garage. I have heard that the maybe there is or will be an app for the S that will allow you to set the on and off charging times. Anybody have the latest info on this. My configuration is supposed to be an April/May delivery.

Thanks,
Merrill

It's supposedly been released to Apple but don't think anyone knows of a release date. Should be out by the time you get your car.
 
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