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Tesla keyfob in an app (i made)

sorka

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Feb 28, 2015
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Please remember that this API should not be relied on to start your car. i.e. do not leave your fob at home. Your tesla can lose connectivity at any time which would leave you stranded.

Heck, even if they had bluetooth pairing to your phone to provide fob functionality and your phone died, you'd still be stranded.

This API should be considered a backup or at the very least used at home when you need to move the car out of the garage for say washing and your key is still inside.
 

sorka

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Looks good. Not having to type in your password each time you want to start the car without the fob just to move it outside the garage is pretty cool.
 
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Jonas_man

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Looks good. Not having to type in your password each time you want to start the car without the fob just to move it outside the garage is pretty cool.

The advantage of the app is that. Speed up what the original app already does.

The today extension speeds up even more

Touchid is much faster than typing in the password
 

Jonas_man

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And of course the official Tesla app does this (including touchid) and costs nothing....
Thanks for your kind words :)

My app was released before tesla released theirs..
as per features tesla app needs to load the car status, you need to tap unlock and you need to tap remote start. And also press some confirmations on the way.
My app does all that in one tap (plus touchid) without waiting for the car status so in practice is 2/3X faster.

Tesla officail app doesnt support apple watch.

If you want a free app then you can build one.
 

Duke-U

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FWIW: I bought his app, also to support guys like him who put the effort and knowledge in to develop something that you can have for next to nothing. If you buy an 100K car, spending 2 $ on an app....
Keep going @Jonas_man we need more of you
 

Jonas_man

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FWIW: I bought his app, also to support guys like him who put the effort and knowledge in to develop something that you can have for next to nothing. If you buy an 100K car, spending 2 $ on an app....
Keep going @Jonas_man we need more of you
Thanks for support.

This app was actually a suggestion from a member of the community in FB.
I have worked on it based on feedback :)
 

Duke-U

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@Jonas_man You might want to check out this forum for TeslaVision and TeslaFi software (and other that I might have missed), which is getting more drive history related data from the car using the same API's. I dont think there is a similar software in the form of an App. When the masses in their Model 3 come to market, you can get a nice revenue from that.
 

Jonas_man

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Sep 1, 2015
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@Jonas_man You might want to check out this forum for TeslaVision and TeslaFi software (and other that I might have missed), which is getting more drive history related data from the car using the same API's. I dont think there is a similar software in the form of an App. When the masses in their Model 3 come to market, you can get a nice revenue from that.

Teslalab is trying to do that +-
It is in beta phase now.
 

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