The new Google Maps app is simply amazing, by far the best mobile map app that I’ve used even if you take accuracy off the table. I used it this morning and its vocal driving directions are actually better than Apple’s app. They give more detail in road names and things like that and honestly I think the voice is better and more natural too. If you have an iPhone and haven’t tried it out, you really need to. The Verge has a good write-up about what’s new.
Disclaimer: This post is going to be useful to very, very few people but I suspect for those people it will be super helpful, so here we go.
When I bought my 2008 Dodge Viper, it came with the standard type of radio for that time period — a simple radio and CD player. However who the hell listens to CDs anymore? I certainly don’t so I set out to be able to hook my iPhone up to my car.
While I easily found a kit to do this for my Mustang, Vipers are a much rarer car so there are way fewer solutions. That said this same radio is used throughout many different Chrysler Group cars so it may be worth seeing if you can find a kit meant for a different car but the same radio.
I decided to go the official route by using the Mopar iPod Interface Kit (82209616). It was designed for iPods rather than iPhones so it’s not perfect, but we’ll get to that later.
And before you say that’s a lot of apps, I have a jailbreak mod installed that allows more than 12 items to be placed into a folder. It allows you to scroll down to see more apps in the folder. iTunes says I have 119 apps installed. 😕
Do you use Gas Cubby on your iPhone? If so, would you mind helping me out by sending me an export of your data?
I’m writing a new WordPress plugin that will allow you display data similar to Gas Cubby’s data on your website. You’ll have the option to manually enter gas fillups and such, but you’ll also be able to import from the Gas Cubby app. I’ve been using my data as a test and it’s working great but I’d appreciate being able to use a larger sample size.
If you’d like to help me out, here’s how:
- Open up Gas Cubby and press the left arrow until you get to “All Vehicles” shown at the bottom.
- Tab the magnifying glass in the upper-left so that it says “Search” at the top.
- An “Export” button will now be shown in the upper-right. Press it.
- An e-mail prompt will show up. Send the e-mail to “gascubby” at this domain (viper007bond.com).
While there isn’t really any personal data in the export file other than perhaps your gas station location if you fill that in, I still promise not to share this information with anyone. I’ll only be using it for testing in my local machine’s WordPress installation.
via Andy Peatling
Words cannot express how much I want this to actually become a reality.
If you haven’t heard, comex released a jailbreak for iOS 4 (iPhone 4), iPads, and more today. Even more amazing is that it’s an in browser jailbreak that makes use of a PDF exploit. I just finished jailbreaking my iPhone 4 and it worked like a charm!