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Recargo Charging Station Finder for Model S Browser

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by seventyseven, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. seventyseven

    seventyseven Member

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    Recargo has launched a version of our EV charging service optimized for the Model S browser:

    recargo.com/tesla

    Find charging stations by address, see photos and tips to help navigate "the last mile" to the spot, save and retrieve favorite locations for trip planning, share your reviews and tips, all on the Model S touch screen - no handheld device or app required.

    This is our first version and we are looking for your feedback for future improvements.

    Happy motoring!

    From Brian and everyone at Recargo
     
  2. loganss

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    Cool. I get my car in 12 hours I'll definitely try this out.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Thanks, seventyseven. I'll use your forum handle to avoid confusion. ;)

    I particular like that navigating to Electric Cars - Charging Stations - Recargo on the Model S browser redirects to the tesla-tailored page.

    Are you willing to share what userAgent or other cues you use for this logic? Also, was Tesla consulted on this so that the sniffing done will continue to work as they evolve the software (I hope so).

    Thanks
     
  4. bbmertz

    bbmertz Model S: P4909

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    @seventyseven, thanks for the new web page! It would be helpful if the Tesla page had an option to view local charging stations on a map in addition to the new list view. FYI, I've been submitting information updates on local charging stations to the Recargo team to make your great iPhone app even more useful/accurate.
     
  5. loganss

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    I've set the webpage as a favorite and will use it to help me find stations. I can see myself checking into stations using this site.

    One thing I'd like added is the distance to the station and direction (N-W-S-E) based on the location entered in the search.
     
  6. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    This is great timing since I will be taking my first road trip this weekend to NYC from DC. I am having a heck of a time finding charging in Lower Manhattan and this will help tremendously.

    Thanks for putting the time in to do this!
     
  7. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Is the message about no geolocation support showing up for everyone or is it just me?
     
  8. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Same here. Probably just a (intentional) limitation of their browser.

    EDIT: Actually... it shows up when I view the page on my Mac and iPhone too, so seems like a static "throwing in the towel" text.
     
  9. patp

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    Model S does not support geolocation in the browser. So it's normal for everyone.
     
  10. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    I used the recargo page in the Model S while I was in NYC and it worked very well. Thank you again for making this happen.
     
  11. Tempus

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    I did the same thing from NJ this weekend. BTW, i think you were parked next to me on sunday at the Delaware supercharger. I recognized your wheels *grin*
     
  12. loganss

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    Has anyone noticed that at the bottom of the super charger page they approximate your location based on the internet connection. I wonder how far off it is since it can only rely on the 3G connection. My guess is it would be pretty far off.
     

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