Fcc Car Launcher [official thread]

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


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HatManSan

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Does FCCL support an Alpha Channel? Can I have an overlay on the map? I have tried several times and failed so I thought I would ask.
 

Battoussai

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Servus, you can easy do it yourself, see Post #1 :
"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 "
Just doing my share. English to Portuguese
26 pages don't take that long
 

Jrexi

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Hi All, I just installed FCC Launcher on my HU, I’m using a RSNAV HU. I upgraded to the Pro version and am having an issue. The launcher doesn’t seem to be connecting to my GPS. I turned on all permissions for FCC including location and none of the widgets that would require GPS work like compass, speedometer, the map, etc. I even downloaded FG Compass and granted GPS rights and it still doesn’t work. Can someone help me out? On all other launchers, google maps, Waze the GPS works just fine it just doesn’t work with FCC Launcher.
 

kenweise

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I am looking for a launcher that allows me to use voice controls and route the call thru my bluetooth connected phone. Reading the description, Fcc seems like the one. I downloaded the free version it to my headunit, but cannot get the phone to work. Is this possible? If so, how?
 

meisanerd

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I am looking for a launcher that allows me to use voice controls and route the call thru my bluetooth connected phone. Reading the description, Fcc seems like the one. I downloaded the free version it to my headunit, but cannot get the phone to work. Is this possible? If so, how?
From what I could determine, Google Assistant updated and removed the ability to do it the way FCC used to support it, so you need a third-party app.
 

zeratul12

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I tried installing FCC launcher on my new headunit today but I don't get the "create widget and allow access" prompt. I granted all permissions to the app, cleared the app data, etc. Still no luck. I don't have ROOT, so can't write a LogCat log.

Anyone had similar issues? I searched the thread but couldn't see anything useful, unless I missed something.

I really like the launcher and it would be great if I got this to work!
 

Jrexi

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I tried installing FCC launcher on my new headunit today but I don't get the "create widget and allow access" prompt. I granted all permissions to the app, cleared the app data, etc. Still no luck. I don't have ROOT, so can't write a LogCat log.

Anyone had similar issues? I searched the thread but couldn't see anything useful, unless I missed something.

I really like the launcher and it would be great if I got this to work!
Yeah, I’m having similar issues. I can create widgets but they don’t work, specifically the ones that need GPS access and I granted that access. The music player widget does work, but that’s about it.
 

sparkybg

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Any plans for supporting Yousun V1 Pro and clones (Xtrons MA series for example) AC8259 Pro based? I am struggling to get radio working woth no luck.
 

voltage2342

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Hi,

you've created the best launcher available for Android head units, thank you.

But I have some problems with my new Xtrons IQ series unit. I do not know which device type to choose.

No matter which device type I choose, automatic volume and brightness control does not work.

Fcc displays the following device info:

Manufacturer: Doro
Model: QCM6125
Device: QCM6125
Board: trinket
MCU: MTCH_GS


Do you have any idea what is wrong?

Sincerly,

Christian
 

rigattoni

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Hi,

you've created the best launcher available for Android head units, thank you.

But I have some problems with my new Xtrons IQ series unit. I do not know which device type to choose.

No matter which device type I choose, automatic volume and brightness control does not work.

Fcc displays the following device info:

Manufacturer: Doro
Model: QCM6125
Device: QCM6125
Board: trinket
MCU: MTCH_GS


Do you have any idea what is wrong?

Sincerly,

Christian
You should choose Rockchip in your case and if you change it, just reboot the unit.
Nevertheless, some units are very special and not all features are working for each single unit.
I also have one where both things are not working and there is no way to get it running.
 

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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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