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Dashboard Assist PRO: In-Car Dashboard, Hands-Free Answering, and Journey Logger

by RobotiCode Ltd
Rated: All Ages
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

Price: $3.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.0.1
  • Bug fix release

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004MC227G
  • Release Date: March 25, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,151 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Track your speed, mileage, time, and direction
  • View your fuel, braking, and cornering economy
  • Employ the auto-answer and auto-announce features for a hands-free driving experience
  • Share details of your trips with the pre-prepared memo template
  • Play music or recorded books on long journeys

Product Description

This is the Pro version of our highly rated, Augmented-reality, In-Car Dashboard with logging capabilities.

★★ Provides a whole in-car solution including comprehensive journey information, hands-free telephony, informative spoken announcements and control of music playback! ★★
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NEW in the Pro version -
★ Auto-answer calls on speaker (hands-free).
★ Music/MP3 player shuttle controls.
★ Selective answering of known callers.
★ Live speed graphs (whole journey, recent).
★ Spoken announcement of incoming callers and messages.
★ Support for higher-accuracy external Bluetooth GPS units.
★ Cool new transparent-glass dial styles (cool blue, plasma, honeycomb, charcoal).
★ Chronometer/stopwatch.
★ Removes advert banners.
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★ Augmented Reality (superimposed on camera view), or Leather style dash.
★ LCD-style dials in ice-blue.
★ Choice of transparent dial colours.
★ Flick between a variety of useful dashboards.
★ Speedometer, plus SPOKEN speed.
★ Maximum and average speed.
★ G-forces (G's).
★ Background mode (alongside Google Navigate, CoPilot or other Sat-nav).
★ ECO lights: Try to improve MPG's or emissions.
★ Trip email (corporate or performance).
★ Distance covered (miles/km).
★ Journey duration.
★ Digital Compass.
★ Analogue/digital clocks and stopwatch.
★ Forward camera view.
★ Acceleration, braking, cornering statistics.
★ And even more coming!
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Quote from a happy customer. 5-STARS ★★★★★
"What I really like about the Pro version is the facility to have SMS message content automatically spoken to me hands-free. It can also announce who the sender is if they are in my Contacts (either SMS or phone caller) and automatically switch on the speakerphone. These are brilliant facilities and the icing on the cake is that I can switch on auto-answer to callers from my Contacts. So in conjunction with the auto-speakerphone I have a complete hands-free system!"

Technical Details

  • Size: 2.5MB
  • Version: 5.0.1
  • Developed By: RobotiCode Ltd
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Record audio
    • Modify global audio settings
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 3.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not brain surgery July 15, 2011
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This program does have its faults...like only being viewed in landscape, but for those who read the previous reviews and don't want to download because you have to force close, don't worry. On the main viewing screen, there is a pause button...to keep it running in the background, and a close button to...you know...CLOSE the program.

All in all this is a good program (for free). It's at least worth the download to try it.
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46 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clarification July 15, 2011
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The app itself is pretty cool. Works well on both my Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy S devices. I definitely recommend giving this a try. People on the Amazon app store are the whiniest bunch I've ever come across. Stop complaining about permissions, THE APP DESCRIPTION SAYS IT CAN ANSWER CALLS HANDS FREE AND READ TEXTS - this is why it needs access to contacts and SMS. reviews are to evaluate APP PERFORMANCE not exercise your unfortunate right to be the dumbest human alive. I really wish Amazon would take a moment to police the under 3* reviews.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's like Speed 2, only with a bus July 15, 2011
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I'm a bit reluctant to write a review, given the vitriolic treatment previous reviewers have received, but here goes anyway.

When I first saw this app, I thought, "Oh, great, another version of Speed" (the Free App of the Day from June 29th). But while Speed only displayed a speedometer, and did absolutely nothing else, this app promises quite a bit more.

In addition to your speed, it displays bearing (either GPS-derived or magnetic if your phone has a compass), distance traveled, average and maximum speeds, trip duration, and acceleration, braking and cornering forces. It will warn you if you are exceeding a pre-set speed limit, or if you are exceeding certain G-force limits in your driving (this is labeled as "eco view"). It also has the ability to record audio and video, play music, read aloud incoming text messages, announcing incoming callers and automatically answer the phone based on your contacts list.

I installed this on both my HTC Evo 3D and my Motorola Xoom tablet. Most of the functions worked perfectly on both. I haven't tested the auto text or auto answer features, as I don't get that many calls or texts in a normal day.

On the Xoom, the dials take up only a small portion of the display; it would be nice if you could move some of the dials from the other screens onto just a single page for large screened tablets. When I tried to use the magnetic compass, it was off by 90 degrees (though I think this may be a flaw with the Xoom's design). And the acceleration dials never read anything other than 0, even when I tried swinging the tablet around abruptly.

On the Evo, the dials use most of the available screen real estate, but there is still a fair amount of empty space.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars neat app July 15, 2011
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To everyone who can't close the app, try pressing the close button in the app and choosing exit from the pop up. The ability to record video is pretty cool.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked Well July 18, 2011
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I got this program because 1) it was free at the time and 2) I was wondering if my speedometer on my car was accurate. I placed this up on my dash and watched it for about 20 minutes as I drove to work. It was accurate within a mile or two / per hour (it caught up a little slowly after quick stops or accelerations.)

The program worked well. I'm satisfied.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly good product. July 16, 2011
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Wow there sure are a lot of stupid people on Amazon! This is a decent app that closes just fine if you're smart enough to know how to use a smart phone properly. I'm guessing that a lot of people expect their phone to be smarter than them, but come on people, use your brains and read before giving it a low rating! The app does exactly what is says it does, and I really like the way you can use the camera to have an overlay of the information. It may be a bit confusing at first, but with a little patience and thinking you can get the hang of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent addition to any car home application. July 16, 2011
By Mace
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An excellent addition to any car home application, especially one without a speedometer. Just add it as a shortcut on your car home app, that's what I did. Then you can switch to or launch it with the shortcut and press home to go back to your car home app. It always stays alive, actively logging unless you use its close button.

It does what is supposed to do and does it extremely well. I don't understand all the bad reviews.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best app for aiding broken speedometer July 15, 2011
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friends been driving with a busted speedometer but ever since I showef him this it's no longer a matter of guessing and hopeing for the best, do recommend
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gives great data
Published 9 months ago by skeletor86
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
was free
Published 9 months ago by M. Mccollum
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine
This app works ok, I ended up getting a motorola bluetooth car spkr and it works much better because the app would shut off sometimes.
Published 16 months ago by jkap
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Saver
Wow, had this app and had only used it occasionally but recently my speedometer went out so revisited and wow, great app, very functional, keeps you safe!
Published 19 months ago by Joseph
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't care for this app
It seemed to have too many limitations and didn't do what I had hoped it would. I haven't tried it in a while so maybe I'll see if the updates are better.
Published 20 months ago by Reyadawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Quit whining.
Good God people...I swear, if an app has one, tiny, minute, small thing it can be improved on, it's garbage. Really? Look what it says it does. It does those things. Read more
Published 23 months ago by JoeyGee
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine, Not updated on Amazon
I have had this app since it was the FAOTD and it has worked perfectly. I ha en used it to gauge speedometer accuracy, monitor trips, and just for fun. Read more
Published on March 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars app
Pretty cool app would suggest to those that travel alot and need this info. I have found that it is accurate
Published on January 30, 2013 by D&J Frank
4.0 out of 5 stars Not pretty, but decent
I've been using this app for quite a while now. It's not perfect, but I like to use it in case I am accused of speeding. Read more
Published on January 2, 2013 by Michael J. Graybeal
4.0 out of 5 stars neat & useful app
This app is really neat because it gives immediate info on speed, gas mileage & other things. It's more correct than the car's info!
Published on November 16, 2012 by B Himel
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