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What do you want: a split screen functionality or a normal launcher behavior?


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aeturnus77

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Hey all, I'm new to this launcher - was using Car Launcher - and just getting things setup. Apologies if I've missed something in the app or in this forum thread, but are there historical widgets similar to the trip widgets, such as trip time, trip avg speed. I'm looking for these values specifically:

Max Speed Historically
Max Speed of Trip (i may have seen this in the widgets already, i forget)
Avg Speed Historically

Thanks!
 

AvGear

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I chose the device type: MTK
Today I tried the beta and this is after I tried it.
What I'm linking can't fit into the line
 

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okij

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dejdo

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Hi,
first I would like to thank this great software bundle (it's far more than just a launcher) to the developer.
Second, I managed to have TPMS mounted and hoped I can use the plugin to read them. The sensors from Erisin work fine with the bundled software, but I have absolutely no idea, how to pair them with the plugin. I found an option in the menu, but then there is a countdown from 120 sec and I have no idea what I should do (just waiting doesn't work).
 

SpeedFire-

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Hi,
first I would like to thank this great software bundle (it's far more than just a launcher) to the developer.
Second, I managed to have TPMS mounted and hoped I can use the plugin to read them. The sensors from Erisin work fine with the bundled software, but I have absolutely no idea, how to pair them with the plugin. I found an option in the menu, but then there is a countdown from 120 sec and I have no idea what I should do (just waiting doesn't work).
Can you please upload Erisin's original tpms apk?
 
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brunomandu

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Hello guys, I’m having trouble with the album art, it’s in a really low resolution. There is a solution to it? I’m using deezer.
 

Robotino

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Hi there,
I am using the current Beta 3.515, paid version, and I want to change the 1st line of value/text displayed by the OBD widget when showing the speedo value. It should look the same as in the GPS speedo widget. With the GPS speedo widget only a number is displayed, for example with 123 km/h it is just "123". If I want, I can write "km/h" or what ever I want in the 2. line.
Instead, the OBD widget shows "123km/h" in the 1st line, all in the same size and without a space. Can someone tell me if and how I can change this myself? Otherwise I would like to ask @SpeedFire- to make a corresponding change in the next Beta version, that would be great.
 

rigattoni

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Hi there,
I am using the current Beta 3.515, paid version, and I want to change the 1st line of value/text displayed by the OBD widget when showing the speedo value. It should look the same as in the GPS speedo widget. With the GPS speedo widget only a number is displayed, for example with 123 km/h it is just "123". If I want, I can write "km/h" or what ever I want in the 2. line.
Instead, the OBD widget shows "123km/h" in the 1st line, all in the same size and without a space. Can someone tell me if and how I can change this myself? Otherwise I would like to ask @SpeedFire- to make a corresponding change in the next Beta version, that would be great.
Why are you using the OBD widget to show the GPS speed?
We have a really nice own widget in Fcc to show the GPS speed... and surely with 2 lines. First line shows the number and the second one the unit (km/h or mph whatever is set in the settings.)
 

Robotino

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Why are you using the OBD widget to show the GPS speed?
We have a really nice own widget in Fcc to show the GPS speed... and surely with 2 lines. First line shows the number and the second one the unit (km/h or mph whatever is set in the settings.)
Thanks for the hint, but, may be it got lost in translation, I know the GPS widget, that's why I want the OBD widget to look the same. I also don't want to discuss why I want to use the OBD and not the GPS widget. Please, just concede that I want it that way.
My question is if I can suppress the last four characters ("km/h") myself by settings. In the settings of the FCC OBD widget there is an item called "Reader Config Commands", where two values are preset by default ("atsp0" and "atz"). Is it perhaps possible to achieve the changes I want there? Otherwise it would be great if SpeedFire- could make a change.
 

rigattoni

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Thanks for the hint, but, may be it got lost in translation, I know the GPS widget, that's why I want the OBD widget to look the same. I also don't want to discuss why I want to use the OBD and not the GPS widget. Please, just concede that I want it that way.
My question is if I can suppress the last four characters ("km/h") myself by settings. In the settings of the FCC OBD widget there is an item called "Reader Config Commands", where two values are preset by default ("atsp0" and "atz"). Is it perhaps possible to achieve the changes I want there? Otherwise it would be great if SpeedFire- could make a change.
Well, do whatever you want to do, it just does not interest me at all.
I even did not want to discuss with you.
 

meisanerd

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Thanks for the hint, but, may be it got lost in translation, I know the GPS widget, that's why I want the OBD widget to look the same. I also don't want to discuss why I want to use the OBD and not the GPS widget. Please, just concede that I want it that way.
My question is if I can suppress the last four characters ("km/h") myself by settings. In the settings of the FCC OBD widget there is an item called "Reader Config Commands", where two values are preset by default ("atsp0" and "atz"). Is it perhaps possible to achieve the changes I want there? Otherwise it would be great if SpeedFire- could make a change.
Depending on how it reads from the ODB device, this might not be possible in FCC at all, as it might just be dumping the value that it gets straight from the library.
 

Nmc1988

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Here is a new alpha. fcclauncher-3.515_v2.apk:
1) There was eliminated an excessive update of widgets during program start. The launcher can start a little bit faster now.
2) SDK version was upgraded from 32 to 33 (new Android version)
Please test
Hello,
I would like to reset trip data each time the launcher start, i selected “reset trip data” to run with the launcher but it always require “ yes, no” confirmation. Could you add an option to not to ask confirmation to reset trip data ?
Thank you so much!
 

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    Hope @SpeedFire- is doing well, and didn't receive that dead paper !
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    Hi, guys!

    I'm fine. Don't worry (for now) :)

    For Russian users - the latest version is finally published in the RuStore - https://apps.rustore.ru/app/ru.speedfire.flycontrolcenter
    However payment for Premium package is not yet available (the store allows receiving payments for companies only, it will be added for individual developers later).
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    @mariodantas because:

    There's currently no need for @SpeedFire- to release a new version on Play Store, but ofc he will do so when 4.000 is ready.
    Yeah sorry I didn't understand that, now I'm clear !
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    It´s a difficult time for all in the moment. We should give him his time and just crossing our fingers he is doing well and has just no time for working on the launcher.
    Yes I know that, hopping from my hearth that something will finish well for everybody, let's cross our fingers indeed.
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    Yes. It's almost the same as the version in the Play Store but with updated libraries. I wanted to upgrade to 4.000 everywhere, but 3.900 is to "reserve" some versions to adapt to the RuStore's in-app purchase API.
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    Hi, all!

    Welcome to the official thread for FCC Car Launcher - a customizable auto launcher for android head units (Rockchip MTCB/MTCD+ and FlyAudio) as well as android smartphones/tablets.

    Its major features:
    - Full function launcher with supports of all standard third party android widgets
    - Deep integration with head units (MCU etc). My mission here is to implement as many functions in the launcher itself as possible. In case of Rockchip devices to get rid of most xposed modules (my deep respect to their authors, great job, but they sometimes slow down the device significantly) and replace them with the normal built-in functions.
    - Customization. The FCC Cat Launcher has some built-in customizable widgets which can help to make your home screen more personal (you can adjust widgets size, colors, features etc).
    - Built-in music widget with support of FM Radio (with ability to give names to radio stations), Spotify, Google Music, PowerAmp, PC Radio, Neutron and Stellio players.
    - One-click navigation widgets with quick route building (supports Waze, Google Maps, Yandex Navigator and other navigation apps).
    - Phone calls via connected phone using 'Ok Google call [name]' request or by clicking on built-in Contact widget.
    - Other features.

    FAQ
    1. I love MiniMap but can you put other navigation app there?
    Unfortunately this is not possible. MiniMap is part of FCC and is based on Google Maps API for Android. It is not another app (not even a Google Maps app), that can be just replaced within the FCC interface. Android does not allow to integrate third party apps (navigation apps) inside another third party apps (FCC Launcher).
    If your head Unit supports Split Screen (ie can display Two apps at the same time), this can be partially done with split screen.

    2. Is it possible to cache maps for MiniMap for offline use?
    - Yes. In the latest FCC Launcher beta version you can select Offline Mapbox map and download it to your device.
    - For Google Maps - No. Caching is directly prohibited by Google license for using Google Maps API (MiniMap). Moreover, Google even does not provide developers with such a caching API. Therefore you will need a constant internet connection to use MiniMap. The somewhat good news is that the map itself does some short-term caching on your device, so it saves some data (but not too much).

    3. Notifications are only popping up for a split second / flashing. How to fix this?
    That means that animations are disabled on your device.
    - Go to the device's Developer settings: FCC settings - System - Advanced - Developer settings (if it asks for code - it's "7890" for AllWinner T8).
    - Scroll down and change 3 parameters "Window animation scale", "Transition animation scale" and "Animation duration scale" from "Animation off" to "Animation scale 1x".

    4. Routing on Google Maps in MiniMap doesn't work. It asks for API key. What should I do?
    - Turn-by-turn navigation in built-in Google Map fragment is directly prohibited by Google. Therefore it is not possible to use it. .However if you have your own Google Developer account (Google Maps API key) you can use it to draw a simple route line on the MiniMap. Please note that it will NOT have any turn-by-turn data like distance to next turn or estimated time of arrival.
    I do not recommend to purchase Google Developer account just for this feature:
    - Google Developer account will cost money for you (a one-off payment) which is reasonable only if you really want to develop android apps.
    - Routing requests cost money. But currently Google provides a 200$ per month free usage for Maps, Routes, and Places every month which should be enough for individual usage.
    Links: Get API key, Pricing. Don't forget to enable Maps API and Directions API in your Google Cloud Console.

    Tutorial:

    Translation to your language
    Guys, many of you suggested your help with translation of the app to your native languages.
    I have setup a translation project on OneSky site.
    Here is the link: HELP TRANSLATE FCC CAR LAUNCHER

    Links:
    Release
    channel: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.speedfire.flycontrolcenter
    Beta channel: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/ru.speedfire.flycontrolcenter
    (I would suggest to stick with the release channel since beta channel can be really buggy sometimes and is intended for beta testers only)

    As a developer I will be happy to discuss with you any ideas or issues.

    Here is a couple of tutorials:
    1) Quick look on home screen setup process:

    How to write LogCat log:
    You need to have ROOT:
    1. Install LogCat Extreme LogCat Extreme
    2. Select VERBOSE level of details (very important) Video 1
    3. Write and send log: Video 2

    Initial setup (do this if you see black screen):
    Important checkbox during first setup:
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    Please make sure to check that checkbox "Always allow FCC Launcher to add widgets..".

    Full setup process:
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    pity that the developer is not dedicated to solving several bugs of this fantastic launcher, too many bugs for daily use is not so good unfortunately

    How the Hell can you say that when @SpeedFire- has dedicated 100's , if not 1000's of hours developing this launcher, and for peanuts !!

    I remember a time last year when he was on vacation, and even then, each night he worked on FCC, fixing bugs and greatly improving what was already there.

    FCC is probably one of the most COMPLEX apps on Playstore.

    My understanding is that he basically developed FCC for HIMSELF, because he was not satisfied with what was currently out there, and was good enough to share his work with anyone wanting to try it.

    Because of technical complexities, this launcher is designed and developed for a limited number of Android systems, but that number is increasing all the time as he add new Units to those currently supported.

    If you go out and purchase some obscure, budget China unit, that is not supported, you cannot blame anyone but yourself, if then you experience issues.

    Just because you paid the developer a few dollars because YOU CHOSE TO DO SO does not mean that you OWN him, and can demand that he jumps at your every call ... it's not his work -- it's his HOBBY -- and you probably knew that going in .. so lighten up and stop giving him such a hard time.

    BTW, I am also a developer, and I can tell you, if anyone else got involved in this complex app, it would most likely get totally screwed up, and dye -- that is assuming one could even find someone who would be willing to put in the time for next to nothing, while having the technical ability to actually contribute anything to the project.

    Thank you @SpeedFire- for clearly the best Android launcher on the market, and for all your time and dedication in constantly improving it. It is very much appreciated I am sure by the majority of those using it, and you will always have my full support going into the future.
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    Guys!
    It seems that I've found the best solution for Normal / Split-Screen modes. Take a look:


    Here is a short demo of two modes in the alpha version:
    1) Normal mode - launcher does not support split screen (bad) but behaves as a normal launcher and is not visible in the list of recent apps (good).
    2) Split screen mode - launcher supports 50/50 multi window mode (good) but is visible in the list of recent apps (bad).

    Every user can select the preferred mode!
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    The app is now returned to the Play Store :)
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    New beta is out:
    - All skins are re-designed for 6x10 grid (instead of previous 6x7 grid). You need to re-apply skin if you want to switch to a new skin.
    - You can choose your favourite skin during first time setup process.
    - Time widget has new options to granually change Time and Date font sizes as well as to swap Time and Date positions
    - Re-written code for album arts in Player widget. Hopefully this will fix most issues.
    - Some other fixes.
    - For built-in skins Icons are automatically setup when put on home screen or moved (based on skins' settings for particular Icon slot).
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