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Unfortunately, that IS the right URL. I deleted the VM that the forum was running on accidentally. It's toast. I haven't had time to recreate something. Please feel free to contact me directly.
I'm getting "page cannot be displayed". Is this URL right? http://forum.joinfuse.com/
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So I'm not quite sure how you calculate the cost of a trip but my car cost about 55 dollars to fill up and I did a 12 mile trip which it states it cost me 40 dollars. So I'm not sure if you are adding in brake cost and other things but still seems high to me. Also a little note when I go to name a trip and click on the box the text should go away then not go away when I start typing. One more under the category section I would like to be able to add to that or at least one that says work instead of me using business. Thanks
I find it very unusual that Apple requested a device so they could test it. They must have not understood that you're app only uses the web services.
I'm sure you didn't choose cordova lightly. I get the desire to have a universal code base (HTML5) but the non native look and feel is a biggie. It's noticeably sluggish on iOS and the Map is basically unusable right now. I look forward to the missing functionality, and do wish you luck with the map UI.
Well, Apple will communicate with us, although it will be on their own schedule. If they reject the application, it will likely be for reasons we can address. If they reject it and it seems impossible to meet their demands, then we'll rework the app as a Web application since they can't stop that. :)
What do you do if apple simply chooses not to communicate with you or rejects your app for whatever reason?
No, we're in the same spot WRT to Apple. It's been 11 days since the last communication from them. I checked and the device I sent them has NOT been plugged into a vehicle.
Any word yet on the iOS app?
Thanks for the update Phil.
Hang in there, I know it is frustrating, but it will work out.
How's the app coming along
Christopher, the device draws very little power, especially when the vehicle is off. I've had several in multiple vehicles for months without any battery problems. Nevertheless, I'd like to get more data from you. I'll send an email.
How much drain is this thing on the battery? I ask because my car wouldn't start after just a few days... And nope, I didn't leave the lights on. Lol.
Okay thanks Phil! I'll just use my other OBDII reader to clear it!
I think fuse will be great - however:
1) myfuse is not reporting - get Grails Runtime Exception on carvoyant site
2) "real" forum - will there be a user forum?
No, sorry. There's no way to clear codes.
Is there a way to reset error codes/CEL?
No worries Benjamin. :) We're in the process of sheperding v1 through the Apple app release process right now.
sorry about that Phil, I thought I read that someone was using the app. Must have misread their statement. Looking forward to when it comes out.
If the app were out, you'd know it. :)
hey Phil is the app out yet?
Just got my device today Phil! Looking forward to this bad boy even if the apps not done yet!
Jeff, Tyler, I'm happy to help with anything you need. The simplest things to get started would be to fork https://github.com/kynetx/Joinfuse and add some functionality there.
One thing I'd like to have is a page that shows information and detailed map for a trip by trip ID number (i.e. http://joinfuse.com/app.html#showTrip…). That would provide a link for iCal and RSS feeds as well as the weekly email. I've been meaning to do it, but I can't start on those kinds of things until the app is done.
Actually to clarify that a little bit more one of my cars is reporting it's correct location on the carvoyant site but it is incorrect on Fuse. Carvoyant is also reporting it as still in the middle of a trip even though it has been parked for 12 hours
I would be interested in building out applications with the data from Fuse .... I also have one car that appears to have stopped updating as well
I have a question for the other backers!
How many of you are interested in building apps or web sites that do something interesting with the data from Fuse? Would anyone be interested in a joint effort to build a simple dynamic web site that Phil could use as a piece of sample code?
The data displayed on the site for my car has not updated for over 3 days. How can I troubleshoot?
Thanks Phil. Seems to be working perfectly right out of the box with zero problems or hassle. I can see data flowing into Carvoyant website and also the location data on JoinFuse.com. I would suggest a one page printout included in the packages you ship that point people to both these websites as it took some digging for me to figure out where I needed to go to get things setup - this wasn't intuitive. I still don't know what the bar code on the device was for - I used my iphone bar code reader and it didn't seem to recognize the website. So far the product seems to work well which is not always my experience with Kickstarter 1.0 projects so a big congrats on that. I will probably buy a second one for my other car based on what I've seen so far. I hope the data analysis and reports get better as it seems a bit basic now, but I can see where this is headed and it seems like it has awesome potential. Well done! Awesome start! For all those waiting, I think you'll be happy when yours arrives too.
Tucker, that's good to hear. I've had good luck with this cable: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0085WMKU8/windleyofente-20
I've got a sample of a cable coming that is a Y, so you can leave the diagnostic port open. What's special about this one is it isolates the Fuse device when something is plugged into the other port so that the Fuse device doesn't interfere with the diagnostic equipment. That would allow a truly seamless installation.
My Fuse install went smoothly today. Cool! Mine is currently installed on a Lexus RX450H and it hangs down into the area where my brake/gas pedals are - there is some space between but it's not ideal based on where Lexus has placed the OBD connector in this car. Per the earlier suggestion, a cable and some sticky tape so I could mount the Fuse in a location that doesn't hang down into the area where feet are likely to kick it loose is something I will need to look into.
Phil, the Fuse concept is really exciting and I am happy to be a part of it! As Don Knuth once said (or wrote), "Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it."
At some point you will probably want to launch a real developer forum and a place for us to share some code.
Jeff, thanks for the great comment/review. I was surprised that the VIN is required, but I looked at the code I wrote and sure enough, it is. :) I'll make sure the UI reflects that as well.
I was lucky enough to receive my early bird device on Saturday. I created my account last night and plugged my Fuse in to my Scion xB this morning.
I first created a minimal entry for my car, and didn't bother to enter the VIN, which is apparently mandatory for proper functioning yet not marked as such in the preliminary UI. I did not receive any data until I did so. Now that I have entered the VIN, the UI shows my car and its current location as expected.
The device (and the API) collect, store, and provide all sorts of interesting data but the web UI is very simple and shows nothing more than the location. Actually after viewing source to the app.js file), that's not true. I would need to be driving the car in order to see additional information. I'm gong to have to ask someone else to drive the car around so that I can generate a stream of test data!
I have two important tips to share:
1. When you visit the "Use Fuse" tab after you create your account, enter your email address when prompted to enter your user name.
2. Don't forget to enter your VIN as noted above.
The OBD connector on my Scion xB was accessible and easy to find. The Fuse device, small as it is, now extends past the bottom of the dashboard and might be knocked out of place by a wayward knee. I am going to see if I can find a right-angle connector and/or a short cable.
When I say, "I'm excited to get my fuse." I'm understating my excitement by 3 orders of magnitude.
Have a hankering for a FUSE
Any updates on shipping?
Hi Phil --
Don't want to bug you guys, as I know you've been hard at work! Just wanted to get a shipping update; you had indicated earlier that you'd be shipping around this time.
Any info, as always, is greatly appreciated and most helpful.
Units shipped? Any tracking info?
Yeah, i sorta get it. They don't want people changing rewards after people have pledged. Altho in this case, it was a change that was in favor of the backers. I suspect KS doesn't want to get in the middle of judging whether a change is in the best interest of backers of not. In this case it's pretty clear. In others, maybe not so much.
Ah, thanks. Filling out the recent surveys was my first encounter with the "90-day" verbiage. It's too bad Kickstarter doesn't have a path for that sort of thing
Eli. We didn't make that decision. We made the decision to go from 90 days free service to lifetime service during the campaign. Kickstarter doesn't let you update the text of the rewards. So, the rewards still say and will always say 90 days.
At what point did you decide to change from lifetime data for backers to 90-days free service? What caused the change? Will there now be a monthly fee to use Fuse for backers?
When I post an update saying I'm quitting. :). I hope to have an update Monday.
When do we start to get worried?
We are nearing the end of June I hope you are still planning on shipping this month I have some road trips planned for this summer and would love to have fuse along for the ride thanks
Hi Phil, thank you and your team for your continued efforts and updates. I'm looking forward to playing with FUSE!
Hey phil, how are we looking at ship time?
I just made a new update with the latest status. TL;DR: still two months late.
In the middle of February they said that there was about a 2 month delay. Have you been able to find a new programmer and have you received the hardware yet??