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Unofficial windows phone app

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by ahimberg, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. ahimberg

    ahimberg Member

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    #1 ahimberg, Feb 14, 2013
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    While we wait for the official Tesla app, I've written one which can be found here:

    Tesla Connect | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Tesla Connect app for Windows in the Windows Store

    Features:
    View your full VIN, battery state & other vehicle information
    Car controls: open/close roof, honk horn, flash lights, lock/unlock doors
    Climate control: turn on / off, set temp
    Charging control: turn on / off, open charge port door, change between standard and range charging mode
    Charging status: shows remaining charge, charge timer setting (at current location)
    Location: Car's GPS location is reversed to the closest address via Bing Maps API. A map control shows the current location of the car, will live update like the official app, optionally you can show your (the phone's) location on the map.
    Remote Start
    Calendar integration (Phone only, manual - when pressed it sends 2 days of calendar data to the car)

    The app is free, and ad-free.

    Feel free to post suggestions/requests here or PM me for problems or things missing supported by the official Tesla apps.
     
  2. Designtime

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    My new hero! Installing now.
     
  3. mcornwell

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    I'm an Android user, but I'd love to see screen shots of what was done...
     
  4. ahimberg

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    If you follow the link above, there are a few screenshots.
     
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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Oops, my bad.

    Nicely done!
     
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    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    Hopefully, this will show TM that transparency is a GOOD thing. Nice job.
     
  8. PureAmps

    PureAmps Model S P85 (#2817)

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    Nice work! It is amazing the value that can be created by a community of passionate owners. :)
     
  9. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Nicely done sir!
     
  10. EchoDelta

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    Nicely done.
    Source in GitHub?


    X1188. Sorry if this is terse, sent from my phone.
     
  11. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    hahaha. I love being a software engineer. The things we can do...nothing is impossible! Nice job man. I'm surprised no-one's use the Model S REST API through a web page yet. Then any phone with a browser can use it.
     
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    Thanks! Installed & working.
     
  13. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I have had it a while. Works great. Thanks for all the work.
     
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    I know it might not be so important, but it looks more nice to look at in own language - does this app support multiply langues ?
    if so, I would be happy to make at translation into danish - Im shure there would be some german, dutch, Norwegians ect. who would like to do aswell
     
  15. ahimberg

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    It does not yet -- That would not be a large thing to add except there are some graphics with text on them for a few of the buttons -- that could be changed though.
    If there doesn't end up being an official Tesla app soon -- or there is still demand, I will add it to my todo list.
     
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    ok, fair
    english will do fine.
    now I just have to wait for the model S to come to europe :)
     
  17. olanmills

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    I've been using this for a week or so now. I found just after I started trying to make one myself (I didn't get very far). I went through a bunch of steps installing all the right SDKs and creating a Dev account etc. I should have searched the app store first lol.

    It works pretty well overall. Andrew, is there a place where we can report potential bugs? This thread maybe? Or is there a site you have with documents, known issues, todo list, etc? I think probably the issues I see are known, as you can also see them in the screenshots in the app store (it always says that the roof status is unknown and the vehicle status is always blank). The only other thing I run into is that occassionally, the app reports that my car does not have the mobile connection enabled, which is not true.

    Anyways, great work!
     
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    So does anyone know? Is there any more official/appropriate place to talk about this?
     
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    Here or pm me. There is an update coming that fixes a bunch of little issues like those you mentioned and adds setting of climate temp, but I don't have access to the machine with all that right now. The new version also includes a contact email address. Me @hotmail.com. When it was first published I didn't have a car yet so it wasn't fully tested, just functional.

    Also, as of today there is a second Tesla app in the store, Tesla commander.
    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
     
  20. ElSupreme

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    Weird. I still have everything working right now.

    I was signing into Tesla Connect with my 'MyTesla' username "ElSupreme". But last night I started getting log in errors. Now I have to use my email address to log in.

    Not sure if anyone was seeing this problem. But switching to your email to log in should work, or at least worked for me.
     

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