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New Tesla APP 4.x. Released for iOS and Android

WilliamG

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Apr 20, 2019
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It feels like the equivalent move from v8 to v9. Everything is harder to read. Controls smaller. Status values smaller, less contrast, hard to read. The solar side of the app is even worse.

Anyone have a trusted site that I can get the previous apk from?

I like a lot of things about it, - the swooping animations etc. But some things are more finicky than they should be, like trying to drag the charging slider. Also, I miss seeing the voltage at all times when charging (sometimes you see it right as it starts charging), and I do miss easy viewing of nearby Superchargers versus having to scan a map for them.
 
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h2omen

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This may be a stupid question, but how do you down load the new app. I have a Galaxy S10e cell phone. I deleted my Tesla App and reloaded it , hoping to got the new app. NOT!!!
 

Ecoli

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Aug 6, 2019
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As far as I know the new Tesla app hasn't been released for Android yet
Some say it was, then pulled shortly after
The APK can be side loaded, but that's at your own risk
 
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gravastar

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I think it's improved. But that's an adjective reserved for releases that contain bug fixes and small changes to better handle certain situations. This release was billed as a 'redesign' which, in my opinion, means it's not that great and a lost opportunity to clear the deck and start fresh.

And expensive. Software development uses a term called 'technical debt' which is basically an app's entropy it accrues over time. Even if nothing changes to the app, it deteriorates due to the changing context around it. A redesign can help clear those decks too. But that doesn't always coincide with a better user experience. Sometimes, but not always.

In any case, I've never had a desire to order floor mats from within the Tesla app. Or a hoodie. To me, it's just another chunk of code that needs to be maintained. And it's not like we didn't already have a website to do the exact same thing.
 

EVRider-FL

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I discovered this morning that the new app doesn’t work with my VPN (NordVPN). The previous version didn’t have that issue. When I’m traveling, I don’t use WiFi without a VPN.
 
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WhiteWi

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I think it's improved. But that's an adjective reserved for releases that contain bug fixes and small changes to better handle certain situations. This release was billed as a 'redesign' which, in my opinion, means it's not that great and a lost opportunity to clear the deck and start fresh.

And expensive. Software development uses a term called 'technical debt' which is basically an app's entropy it accrues over time. Even if nothing changes to the app, it deteriorates due to the changing context around it. A redesign can help clear those decks too. But that doesn't always coincide with a better user experience. Sometimes, but not always.

In any case, I've never had a desire to order floor mats from within the Tesla app. Or a hoodie. To me, it's just another chunk of code that needs to be maintained. And it's not like we didn't already have a website to do the exact same thing.
Funny , first thing I did with new app is order tequila decanter. To each their own I guess.
 
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El joe

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But some things are more finicky than they should be, like trying to drag the charging slider.
Agreed. This is really annoying as it’s so finicky. I’ve never really liked this on the car’s screen either, but the Watch for Tesla app makes choosing increments of 5% much easier so that’s my go-to.
 

WhiteWi

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I do. That’s all. It sometimes takes a few drags and slides to actually grab it on my iPhone 12 Pro Max.
I have same phone no such experience. Just went back to app and tried quick few grabs and it worked every single time.
P.S.
Just sharing my experience too
 
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bobby g

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I side loaded on 2 phones. One I leave watching my solar and the other my car. I like the look of the solar section but my car is having a beauty rest and I won't see that side of the app until she wakes up.

I do have a question for those more in the know. In the Android app store my Tesla app still shows the July version. Will I have to side load all future updates? Sorry if that's too stupid
 

MorrisonHiker

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I side loaded on 2 phones. One I leave watching my solar and the other my car. I like the look of the solar section but my car is having a beauty rest and I won't see that side of the app until she wakes up.

I do have a question for those more in the know. In the Android app store my Tesla app still shows the July version. Will I have to side load all future updates? Sorry if that's too stupid
Good question. Since it hasn't shown up for me on the Google Play Store yet, I'm not certain. Once it is finally on the Play Store, I'll probably just uninstall the current version and APKMirror Installer and install it directly from the Play Store.
 
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