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Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by JaredBanyard, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. HankLloydRight

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    You can also use/bookmark this Valet page, with English and Spanish: Tesla Valet Operation
     
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    Done, let me know what you think.
     
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    The stock price now updates every 10 seconds! :)
     
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    That huge red screen with the Tesla logo is too distracting for me. How about a nice gray analog clock there instead.
    Otherwise, very nice on the 5.8 browser, but I got some IE restarts in going to plugshare (IE for WIn 8.1). Also, could not log on to plugshare in IE, works in the car.
     
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    I don't think what happens in IE really matters for qTes.la or Plugshare sites optimized for the Model S browser*


    On the new page, are you interlacing/alternating current news articles with articles about Tesla?


    * As a web developer myself, what fails in IE is most likely Microsoft's fault, and not the fault of the website. Also, IE 8 is a *very* old version of IE which is up to version 11 now.. not that it's really any better at adhering to *any* web standards. (edit: Sorry, I've mistaken Win 8 for IE 8 in your post. Nevermind ;) )

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    Oh, but yeah, a nice clock option (or several clock themes) would be a great addition.
     
  6. JaredBanyard

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    Agreed.

    Yes.

    Yeah a clock sounds good.
     
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    Just tried it! - Awesome job:)
     
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    Careful on that swiss railway clock, they sued Apple for it's use of the clock as well. You're on a smaller scale, I know, but just be prudent.
     
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    funny -- I couldn't remember the name of the clock, so I googled "apple clock lawsuit" to find it.

    But I seriously doubt the Swiss Rail people are going to find out about, or even care about a clock app that a few dozen or hundred people use.
     
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    I like it, but it doesn't scale or embed very well...

    Also skeuomorphism needs to die. I really dislike Tesla sticking with it. Android killed, Apple finally followed suit with iOS 7, it's time for Tesla to kill it to.

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    Yeah it's not like I'm making any money off this.
     
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    I hadn't heard of skeuomorphism before (had to google it)... but where is Tesla using it?
     
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    The entire touchscreen interface is using "realistic looking materials" instead of using modern, flat, efficient UI design. Skinning things with carbon fiber backgrounds, aluminum bars, and hovering objects, is just a waste.

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    Oh no.. Looks like I'm already hitting API limits on Weather Underground... ugh.
     
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    Okay clock added with toggle to logo .. so everybody can chime in ;)
     
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    Great work! Love it. Definitely will be my default page in my car.thanks!
     
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    Love it! The news links updates too quickly for my taste.
    Thanks for doing this!!
     
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    Okay, switched to forecast.io for severe weather, i get more api calls and better value from it if i go over.

    The clock/logo switch should be all good to go now.
     
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    Temperatures are localized now for our international friends. (Celcius)

    Severe weather alerts are only checked if they are in the US (to reduce API calls). I will get charged $1 for every 10,000 API calls per day over the first 1000. We will see :p

    Time to add international radar.
     

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