UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby Pistou » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:36 pm

Ok I will check this option. Do you have an apk available since I don't want to deal with playstore

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby Wolfgangh » Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:22 pm

Is the Android app compatible with Android 11 running on a SAMSUNG Galaxy A32? I am an iPhone guy and have to get an Android phone now for my UTCOMP-Pro. A32 seems reasonably priced with high resolution screen.

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby ArT » Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:23 am

It's compatible with every android version above 5.0, but please note that UTCOMP will not charge your phone. Android multimedia station will be better choice if you would like to use android app every day (because it has +12V power supply from car). Phone will be fine if you would like to use it occasionally and you have assembled oled display.

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby ArT » Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:37 pm

Some people ask about floating icon for UTCOMP app - it's not necessary - you can use multitasking, I recorded short video how UTCOMP Android app looks with Google Maps: https://youtube.com/shorts/JhK8c3nZ56U?feature=share

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby Trappy » Mon Oct 10, 2022 10:37 pm

Hi, I only recently found the UTComp and I'm considering buying one soon. My goal all along was to use a digital dash to show a number of engine parameters but I've never been able to find one that can send the data to an Android device... until now. I want a BIG screen that's easy to see and notice if anything starts to go wrong in the engine. The biggest 3.2" would only be useful for a few metrics.

I haven't seen any video of one of these running on an Android device however and so I have a couple of questions.

First, would it run on an Android Auto head unit?

Second, If I connected the UTComp Pro to an Android Stereo, would it switch off other apps that were already running? E.g. music or Sat Nav?

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby ArT » Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:59 pm

Unfortunately it's not working with stock Android Auto. You will need to connect USB cable between UTCOMP module and android device, e.g. android multimedia station (you should have few USB ports on the back) or even phone or tablet with OTG USB adapter. Android auto is closed standard and has limited access for apps, e.g. navigation apps or music apps and UTCOMP app will be not visible.

You can download UTCOMP app from google play store and run demo mode in upper right corner. Then you can customize your gauges and see how it will looks like before purchasing UTCOMP.

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby Trappy » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:32 pm

Thank you. I was steering away from a tablet permanently installed in the car option, as I've heard there can be fire risks with the batteries on hot days.

That said, I've downloaded the app to my phone and had a play with the gauges, setting them up as I'd like them and I'm very impressed. This is exactly what I've been looking for.

By 'Android Multimedia Station', can I assume that means a typcial single / double DIN Stereo / Headunit?

As before, my one remaining questions is around running multiple applications at once. Could I simultaneously use say Google Maps and split the screen so the gauges sit along side the navigation map? Or would running the UTCOMP app via the OTG USB connection override all apps and occupy the whole screen? I've used split screen on my phone to show that it would be possible on a phone / tablet, my question just concerns connecting a head unit to the UTCOMP directly via OTG USB.

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Re: UTCOMP Android app (developement progress)

Postby ArT » Sun Oct 16, 2022 9:50 pm

Yes as multimedia station I mean 2din android unit. You can use multiple apps on single display only if your device supports multitasking (android 10 or above and it should not be "android go" because it's limited version of android without multitasking), so you can split screen and use google maps + utcomp app, here is an example:
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/JhK8c3nZ56U


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