TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

ConnecTT iPhone App

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Lump, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Lump

    Lump Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    2,112
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    ConnecTT For Tesla on the App Store on iTunes
    ConnecTT helps Tesla owners and enthusiasts stay connected with the following:

    * Superchargers
    * Service Centers
    * Stores/Galleries
    * Destination Chargers
    * Tesla News
    * Driver checkins

    In addition, you can view locations on a map, view pictures posted by users and see what is coming soon.

    Push notifications for driver checkins and new locations are also available!

    ​Nice app, I saw it on Facebook
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    8,570
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Thanks for the heads-up. It looks to be quite handy when out and about.
     
  3. ruby110

    ruby110 Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    93
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Just started using the app while traveling. It seems very useful.
     
  4. ThosEM

    ThosEM Space Weatherman

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2013
    Messages:
    612
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    I've been using ConnecTT but only took my first out of range trip with it today, out and about on the DELMARVA peninsula, where a centrally located supercharger exists in Salisbury.

    As we began to plan toward visiting Salisbury, upon consulting ConnecTT, I observed something very strange. Two different recent checkins there, one by Edward Calis two weeks ago and one by PBSDragon one week ago, reported "0 open stalls" even though they posted photos of their car as the only one on charge at the six stalls. Edward Calis separately posted a five star rating for the site.

    Posting a comment like "0 open stalls" suggests that the SC was inoperative. But that doesn't seem plausible in light of the five star rating, and it certainly was not true today. We got a good full power charge. So why would someone do this? I've seen some random comments on Plugshare, but nothing quite like this. Was it malicious? That doesn't seem likely, but what was it then? Was the site in fact down for a while a week or two ago? Anyone know?
     
  5. mibaro2

    mibaro2 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    958
    Location:
    Georgetown, ON
    The app looks good. I liked the section that enables Tesla owners to seek help from the ConnecTT network (other Tesla owners).
     
  6. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    8,570
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Or that they were ICE'd.
     
  7. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,532
    Location:
    PA
    app is great - once you disable notifications.

    It nagged me about whatever a few times, updates or changes, or who knows, I didn't sign up for that.

    Disable notifications, and I'm happy to use it.
     
  8. Mark Z

    Mark Z Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    1,334
    Location:
    North Orange County
    #8 Mark Z, Jun 1, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015
    ConnecTT version 1.5 is now available. It features Apple Watch support for your Tesla Model S. Uses a Portal Login setting to access the vehicle. Multiple screens on the Apple Watch show the standard data plus extra items like the odometer reading. The sunroof can be opened to Vent, 75% or 100%. For security, I will skip the "Comfort" and fully "Open" choices when away from the vehicle and continue to use vent only. It will be handy to check on charging status without looking at the iPhone. The Apple Watch screen designs are nicely engineered and require a "hard press" to access the controls. This is well designed so the Apple Watch can be used to check the status screens without accidentally opening, closing or changing anything.

    ConnecTT For Tesla on the App Store on iTunes

    The response if fastest when the Apple Watch is close to the iPhone. The "Max Cool" and "Max Heat" selections change the "Preset On" temperature to LO or HI. To restore your normal temperature setting remotely, you must currently use the Tesla Motors iPhone app. Good to be aware of this issue until a future version that hopefully will give the user the ability to set the exact temperature or perhaps add "68", "70" and "72" selections with the "Climate Off" screen. A simple press of the digital crown is used to ignore a control screen and return to viewing the status. Very understandable human factors design and nicely implemented.

    For those who wish to view the screens in more detail, view this report from First Class Agile: Apple App Store Submittal
     
  9. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    8,570
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Do the remote control features only work with the Watch? I logged in on the app but don't see any controls there.
     
  10. markrusnak

    markrusnak New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    United States
    Hi, I am the app's author. The most recent release only has controls in the Watch app. Controls will be in the main app in the next version.
     
  11. tliving

    tliving Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Messages:
    636
    Location:
    New England, USA
    Ive got the latest with the watch controls. Very nice!

    One thing thats a pain with the normal ConnecTT app is finding the supercharger you're parked at and checking in/adding comments. Its always too zoomed out, your location is on top of the charger etc. It would be nice if it made it easier to check in/comment on the charger. Look at PlugShare or the Teslarati app for better examples of how this could be done.
     
  12. rs4

    rs4 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Is it possible to make simulare to Samsung Gear S watch as well?
    How much does it take to create the Samsung Gear S watch?
     
  13. Phil K

    Phil K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2014
    Messages:
    256
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    On my Apple Watch, The app always jumps back to the previous screen after a few seconds.
     
  14. tliving

    tliving Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Messages:
    636
    Location:
    New England, USA
    I found the watch app crashes constantly if you have no wifi where you are. The author said he already submitted a fix but if you see it crashing over and over then that may be the reason.
     
  15. liuping

    liuping Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,858
    Location:
    San Diego
    The fixed version is available now. I got it a few hours ago.
     
  16. WarrenInCA

    WarrenInCA Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Scotts Valley, CA
    Any idea if this app continues to be supported?
     

Share This Page