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Default Car Dock mode works with Nexus 5 - from iBOLT

As many observant XDA Car Dock users have noticed the "DockMode" option is back with the Nexus 5! This is great news as it allows you to set a "CarHome" interface Application as "default" home screen when driving. The "default" means that even after you've set your GPS navigation or after making a call you can just press the "home button" and the "CarHome" screen will come back on. Car manufacturers are bending backwards trying to create the "Connected Car" experience but you can have a similar experience today with a good quality car dock and an NFC tag.

With the "DockMode" App you can also start Bluetooth automatically, shut off WiFi and turn off your incoming SMS temporarily through the "ItCanWait" functionality (Dock'n Drive App) when driving. When stepping out of the car, just tap on the NFC tag again for the reverse (BT off, WiFi on etc.) Here's how it works:

1. Go to Google Play store and download the free "DockMode" App...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ckmode.carhome

2. Also download our Dock'n Drive App/Interface (also free) or choose the CarHome Ultra App or the Ulysse Speedometer. Those ar the three "CarHome" Apps that at least I know about.

3. If you don't have an iBOLT "Connect kit" use an NFC tag to launch the "DockMode" App (Orange Icon). The 1st time you use it your phone will ask which "CarHome" App to use as default screen when driving. To turn off the "CarHome" screen you can either tap on the NFC tag when stepping out of the car or just tap on the Orange "DockMode" icon and the default Android home screen will come back.

Fast forward to the 4:15 in this new video (stil work in progress) if you want to see how the NFC DockMode with Dock'n Drive works... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsmTryOmTUg Feel free to ask questions and I'll make sure to answer...
 
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As many observant XDA Car Dock users have noticed the "DockMode" option is back with the Nexus 5! This is great news as it allows you to set a "CarHome" interface Application as "default" home screen when driving. The "default" means that even after you've set your GPS navigation or after making a call you can just press the "home button" and the "CarHome" screen will come back on. Car manufacturers are bending backwards trying to create the "Connected Car" experience but you can have a similar experience today with a good quality car dock and an NFC tag.

With the "DockMode" App you can also start Bluetooth automatically, shut off WiFi and turn off your incoming SMS temporarily through the "ItCanWait" functionality (Dock'n Drive App) when driving. When stepping out of the car, just tap on the NFC tag again for the reverse (BT off, WiFi on etc.) Here's how it works:

1. Go to Google Play store and download the free "DockMode" App...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ckmode.carhome

2. Also download our Dock'n Drive App/Interface (also free) or choose the CarHome Ultra App or the Ulysse Speedometer. Those ar the three "CarHome" Apps that at least I know about.

3. If you don't have an iBOLT "Connect kit" use an NFC tag to launch the "DockMode" App (Orange Icon). The 1st time you use it your phone will ask which "CarHome" App to use as default screen when driving. To turn off the "CarHome" screen you can either tap on the NFC tag when stepping out of the car or just tap on the Orange "DockMode" icon and the default Android home screen will come back.

Fast forward to the 4:15 in this new video (stil work in progress) if you want to see how the NFC DockMode with Dock'n Drive works... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsmTryOmTUg Feel free to ask questions and I'll make sure to answer...
Cheers downloaded and looks good. Would somsething like this work with the Airdock if I attached a NFC tag on it?
 
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You are welcome! Having your Nexus 5 turn on Bluetooth automatically & WiFi off plus having the pretty awesome "Dock'n Drive" interface with your favorite Apps & Direct Dials as "home screen" is indeed pretty cool.

We are also seeing more and more user taking advantage of the "Daily Voyager" App's integration where you can capture high res video while driving but in a "loop" (you set the time for the loop or the amount of memory dedicated to it). This way your Nexus phone becomes a "Cam Corder" when driving without tying up more then a few hundred mb of memory in the phone.
 
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Default Updated interface for Dock'n Drive

The iBOLT Dock'n Drive interface (free download) was upgraded yesterday with a really cool function if you like the concept of a "Car home screen". A "floating icon" appears when open any other application (see picture below), which makes it very easy to come back to the Dock'n Drive interface after starting a song, setting a destination in GPS App, making a phone call etc.

To benefit from this new feature with the "floating icon" you must put your Nexus 5 into "Car DockMode" first, which is done by either using an NFC tag that turns on the DockMode App (free download) or you also just start the DockMode App by pressing its icon.

The floating icon will NOT appear if you only start the iBOLT Dock'n Drive App without using the DockMode app.
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