THE WORLD'S FIRST MOST POWERFUL APP FOR YOUR CAR
CarOS is a brand new application entirely designed for you and your car when you are driving and also when you are parked.
With this new app, you don't need to buy an after-market unit for some hundreds of dollars or to buy an expensive option when buy your car (option you will lost when you sell your car).
This new application is compatible with ALL the brands and ALL the models of cars. You just need to have a phone mount and you can drive with CarOS and all his power and safety!
Our keys ideas
- Simple and quick-to-use user interface
- Powerful functionalities, to be the must have app
- Safe when you driving (Smart dash cam / Located emergency)
- Connected features (Share your position in Live with an estimated time of arrival)
- Open to the developers to offer the most modular app and make the most incredible Operating System for you and your car
EFFICIENT USER INTERFACE
Discover this brand new User Interface, only designed to be quick and easy to use when you are in your car.
— Icons Board
You can have multiple pages of icons in your Icons Board, each page can have 8 CarApps & shortcuts and you can rearrange the icons and delete the non-basic CarApps. The CarApps are the applications developed for CarOS and the shortcuts allows you to launch your App Store apps from the Icons Board. You can also custom the background with your own image, like your car brand logo for example.
— Smart StatusBar
The Smart StatusBar will be your favorite control panel, this bar has been developed during a long time to offer you the best experience when you drive. This bar is always visible, the white home button can show you the Icons Board at any time whenever you are in CarOS. You also have a live preview of the embedded DashCam, the current time, your battery status, a touch & swipe playback control, and the live weather or speed.
When you double tap anywhere on the bar, you have 2 new sliders to adjust the speaker volume and the screen brightness. The white direction button is to share your live position with who you want.
THE BEST FUNCTIONALITIES
INTEGRATION IN iOS
The iOS integration of CarOS is total, this new application will give you the impression that is a native feature of iOS while not !
— 3D Touch on the icon
In one force-touch on the icon, you can find your car with the included small-app and get the hour of parking (very useful when you are on a paid parking).
— Automatically launch CarOS
CarOS will detect in background when you are driving, and in one touch on the notification, when ever you are in your iPhone, CarOS will be launched instantly.
— Swipe Up to start
If you have a bluetooth unit in your car (a car-radio or an hands-free unit) your iPhone will learn you launch CarOS when you are automatically connected to this bluetooth unit, and in one swipe on your lockscreen, you will launch CarOS, it's simple and quick, but it will be your next reflex in your car.
CarOS is compatible with this iOS devices :
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone SE
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPad Air / Air 2, iPad, iPad Pro
Android support will be available in 2018.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT
CarOS will be open the developers with his own SDK (Software Development Kit) and his own new language easy to use. In some minutes, you can have a great UI application ready to be distributed without writing code or learn for a complex language to connect code and user interface, all the kinds of developers (new or advanced) will love creating CarApps for all the drivers!
Introducing — JTiles Graphical Language
This brand new graphical language will work like a storyboard, you start with the first tile (basically the CarApp name, version etc.) and you add the new ones after the others.
Each tile does an action and can be customized, like display an Input Text Form, download data from the internet or work with the dictionaries data or arrays.
— User Interface
To guarantee the simplicity and the quick-to-use exigency, the user interface will be standard for all the CarApp and based on a graphical table. The users can browse the table cells, interact with each cell, call a new storyboard (in new view if needed) and make a call or launch the Maps CarApp for example.
Here is an example of how to build a current Weather CarApp with only 3 JTiles :
The Text Input Form tile will display an Alert View to the user with the standard iOS keyboard, the done button will display "Ok" and the top text "City name:". The entered value will be saved with the name "city_name".
The URL Request tile will request the website url.com. In the URL address, @city_name@ will be replaced by the value saved at the previous tile, if the user have entered "Paris", the final URL address will be : https://url.com/?c=Paris. In this example, the website return just the current weather, the tile will save the returned value at this name : "response".
The last tile Add Cell will add a new cell to the graphical table of the user, the cell will display on the left this text: "Paris contions", and display on the right the current condition (example: Rain).
— Result in CarOS
— Live testing on your device
The CarOS SDK will include a complete IDE (Integrated development environment) to start developing graphically, validate your storyboards, compile your CarApps and allow you in One Click, to install and launch your CarApps on your device inside CarOS.
You will love coding with JTiles, and you will love to build CarApps for all the drivers around the world!
In the next updates of CarOS, a new CarApps Galley will be available to all the users, offering the possibility to browse, search and install the best 3rd CarApps made by you!
— Pricing & Availability
Only $0/year! Yes, the SDK and the distribution will be free of charge for all the developers (single developer or companies).
The SDK will be available before the end of this year for all.
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Risks and challenges
We have been working hard during the last 7 months to get a fully functional version, we have outweighed the technical possible risks and we just need to finish the last stuff before the beta release in September and the Public Release in October 2017.
All the captures and images of CarOS have been taken from the installed and fully functional application on our iPhones, and are not generated from sketches or other software.
Our last biggest challenge just before the public release is to make CarOS approved by the Apple iTunes Review team in order to publish CarOS on the Apple AppStore.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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