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

Please, please -- Tesla app needs push notifications

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Mordi, Aug 21, 2013.

Tags:
  1. Mordi

    Mordi Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2013
    Messages:
    15
    I know it has been mentioned in threads on requested app features, but I think this deserves its own thread. I charge while at work on any one of several chargers provided by my office park (not operated by commercial providers like ChargePoint or Blink). At least a couple times a week, I go to my car at the end of the day and find that it has stopped charging. I have no idea whether this is some Leaf-owning interloper or a power failure at the source, but a building card is needed to re-start charging. Whenever this occurs, I have the multiple frustration of having wasted charging time, going home with less than optimal range, occupying a charging space unnecessarily, etc. If the iPhone app would feature push notifications of critical errors like a charging interruption, I could remedy the issue immediately (and would not have to remember to check the app every 30 minutes throughout the work day). I would gladly give up all of my "like" notifications on Instagram in exchange for push notifications that are actually useful.

    And I'm sure there are other items worthy of a push notification, like the car alarm going off, charging completion, interior temperatures reaching a certain level, etc.
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    13,257
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL
    Have you written to Ownership?
     
  3. phat78boy

    phat78boy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I agree. I have written into ownership as well concerning this.
     
  4. strider

    strider Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2,918
    Location:
    NE Oklahoma
    Our Chargepoint stations at work will SMS me when the car stops charging and/or is unplugged. I know it's not what you asked for but could be a workaround until Tesla adds the feature to their app.
     
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,793
    Location:
    Skaneateles, NY
    perhaps one of the guys in the Rest API thread can write a small program that will check your car every 30 minutes and email you when charging has finished.
     
  6. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    4,282
    Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
    I think that this feature would be helpful at crowded Supercharger locations as well.

    From the Supercharger FAQ:
    I like to patonize local restaurants when I'm charging at a Supercharger and I'm prepared to move my car while dining if a Supercharger is crowded. This application would be more convenient than constantly launching the current application to determine my charging status.

    Larry
     
  7. nikita

    nikita Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    K-W, ON
    +1. I would prefer an email option because it is more universal.

    My 240V breaker misbehaves from time to time and I would prefer to be notified when charging stops instead of constantly checking the app (especially on days before a trip).
     

Share This Page