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  1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    03-24-2013 01:54 PM
  2. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    first settings --> bluetooth and pairing needs to be done there. that is in windows-side, not in program.

    after pairing --> open program and so on.
    -------------------------------------------------

    Done but still not working. It connects bluetooth right but crashes everytime trying to do anything in program...
    When the app starts it should connect to your Bluetooth device. Is your car running?
    If you have any other Bluetooth devices connected, remove them and see if it makes any diffrence. It shouldnt matter though. The app is looping through all bluetooth devices and tries to make a socket connection and the sends the ELM init commands to figure out which Bluetooth device that works.
    03-24-2013 02:19 PM
  3. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    nice to have also this kind of software for windows phones! seems to be stable and so on. very easy but no adjustments.

    with lumia 920 there's scales on both end, as the backround is basically a picture, also very non-adjustable, for example RPM to 10000, and diesel does only about 4000RPM... anyway, this info is also on dashboard. but perhaps variations diesel/bensin? and fuel consumption scale upto 50 l/100km with car that does less than 5 as average... some instuctions for calibration, gives wrong (but visual) results.

    anyway, one major info is missing, catalysator temperature. that tells that burning of particle filter is ongoing or not. for the same screen also coolant temperature would be needed, as burning starts only after engine is hot =above 70C (no temp gauge on car). to get burning done properly, higher than normal RPM:s = one gear up and perhaps a little extra driving...

    for diesels also engine timing advance... well, non-existent. however, recirculation of exhaust gases might be interesting. one can see if car is trying to heat motor or not (outdoor/indoor/engine temperature dependent) and this affects how fast car is slowing down with gear on. as does the charging voltage...

    also voltage levels, as there's"smart charger" so mostly charges battery when slowing down with gear on. and at stop, how does it go with time when engine is not running. at winter car tries to keep battery full...
    Thanks for the feedback!

    Well, we have loads of ideas and functionality that we want to implement in the app. Custom dashboards where the user can choose layout, ecodrive, logging, etc etc.
    We even have a professor in mathematics thats gonna help us out with the statistical models.
    But in this first release we wanted to keep it quite simple, thats why we made a GUI that could work on all car models. We didnt even know if anyone was interested in this app :)
    03-24-2013 02:29 PM
  4. patkaa's Avatar
    When the app starts it should connect to your Bluetooth device. Is your car running?
    If you have any other Bluetooth devices connected, remove them and see if it makes any diffrence. It shouldnt matter though. The app is looping through all bluetooth devices and tries to make a socket connection and the sends the ELM init commands to figure out which Bluetooth device that works.
    When the app starts it connects to bluetooth device properly. But when i click anything else than Fault codes or settings it shuts down. No matter that is car running or not.
    Then i have to start the app again.
    03-24-2013 02:36 PM
  5. gapost's Avatar
    Looks like a great app and thanks for doing it. I will be getting a BT adapter soon so I can use this ODB in my cars.
    03-24-2013 02:48 PM
  6. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    When the app starts it connects to bluetooth device properly. But when i click anything else than Fault codes or settings it shuts down. No matter that is car running or not.
    Then i have to start the app again.
    Send an email to support@dabit.se with your car model, Bluetooth device etc. and we will try to help you in any way we can.

    Regards,
    Jonas
    03-24-2013 02:48 PM
  7. Stounedi's Avatar
    Nice to find an OBD2 app for my WP8 phone finally (been waiting for one since I got my Lumia 920). I havent tested it yet, but will test later today.

    Some functionality I'd like to see in future:
    - Screen rotation. I usually use my phone mounted sideways in my car. I hope I can use the app both vertical and horizontal position.
    - Custom dash (you already mentioned this will be done if app gets popular and you see it worth the time).
    03-26-2013 10:35 AM
  8. kbronctjr's Avatar
    03-26-2013 02:53 PM
  9. Stounedi's Avatar
    I tried the Dex app you mentioned but it loses connection all the time... Max time I had it up was maybe 30 secs. Also crashes a lot.

    I am very willing to pay few euros for a working product, that's why I like Dash. Usually, when the makers are getting a small reward for their work the end result is also better :)

    I was able to try Dash (like I said in my previous post I had not tested it yet). Everything worked fine, and during my 20 minute test drive Dash didnt lose connection at all. Also 0 crashes.
    03-27-2013 01:02 PM
  10. Ray Rogers's Avatar
    I just received my ELM 327 today and promptly bought the app. I've only tried it once and results were varied. It connects to my HTC 8c, but sometimes loses the connection when I enter one of the app areas, notably the Fuel and Temp windows. The main window seems to be reasonably stable but doesn't always show all the information, I drove it tonight and the RPM was showing but the road speed was not, although it had earlier. I'll be able to give it a better workout tomorrow.
    04-03-2013 08:36 PM
  11. Dejan Zmegac's Avatar
    I can't connect my Lumia 820 with ELM327 connector and dash app. It says I must enter some kind of code. With my N8 and OBDautoDoctor I haven't problems.
    04-05-2013 06:15 AM
  12. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    I can't connect my Lumia 820 with ELM327 connector and dash app. It says I must enter some kind of code. With my N8 and OBDautoDoctor I haven't problems.
    Well, its standard functionality. To pair a bluetooth device to the phone you are required to enter the pin code. Most certainly the code is 1234 or 0000.
    So pair the device and then start the app and everything should work.

    Regards,
    Jonas
    04-05-2013 06:41 AM
  13. Dejan Zmegac's Avatar
    Well, its standard functionality. To pair a bluetooth device to the phone you are required to enter the pin code. Most certainly the code is 1234 or 0000.
    So pair the device and then start the app and everything should work.

    Regards,
    Jonas
    Thx, the code 1234 is right and now I have another problem. Phone connect with ELM and than after ten seconds it loses connection.
    04-05-2013 04:50 PM
  14. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    Thx, the code 1234 is right and now I have another problem. Phone connect with ELM and than after ten seconds it loses connection.
    Its also standard functionality. The connection is not open all the time. When you start the app it should connect automatically and start receiving data.
    Have you tried the app after you paired the device?
    / Jonas
    04-05-2013 05:06 PM
  15. Ray Rogers's Avatar
    I've had a better opportunity to try this out, a 45 minute drive on the highway.
    The major problem is that when the app starts up it doesn't always read all of the PID's. It lists about 5 or 6. I have to shut the app down and try it again until it connects properly, then there's about 2 screens of PIDs listed and I get more information displayed.

    In the Standard window I get RPM, km/h, Throttle, Engine temp and Engine Load displaying when fully connected, otherwise it's just RPM and Throttle showing.
    It usually take a few tries to get it working, I would guess around 5-10.

    In the engine section everything works except for Intake Air Temperature and Air Flow Rate, but, there had to be a but ;) there's another number between Intake Manifold Pressure and Air Flow Rate, it's not AFR because that shows n/a. This number varies a lot, anything from in the hundreds to several thousands, all over the place.

    I get nothing at all from the Fuel side of things and there was a couple of times that the speed graph or maybe it was the rpm graph, I forget, but it seemed to lose it's function and went into a long slide down as if the speed or rpm was slowing, which it wasn't.

    I like the app and when the bugs are worked out it'll be a great tool.

    Bit of info: 2002 Dodge Caravan 3.3, Interface is an ELM 327 and Windows Phone HTC8x

    I hope this helps.

    Ray
    04-06-2013 09:38 PM
  16. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    I've had a better opportunity to try this out, a 45 minute drive on the highway.
    The major problem is that when the app starts up it doesn't always read all of the PID's. It lists about 5 or 6. I have to shut the app down and try it again until it connects properly, then there's about 2 screens of PIDs listed and I get more information displayed.

    In the Standard window I get RPM, km/h, Throttle, Engine temp and Engine Load displaying when fully connected, otherwise it's just RPM and Throttle showing.
    It usually take a few tries to get it working, I would guess around 5-10.

    In the engine section everything works except for Intake Air Temperature and Air Flow Rate, but, there had to be a but ;) there's another number between Intake Manifold Pressure and Air Flow Rate, it's not AFR because that shows n/a. This number varies a lot, anything from in the hundreds to several thousands, all over the place.

    I get nothing at all from the Fuel side of things and there was a couple of times that the speed graph or maybe it was the rpm graph, I forget, but it seemed to lose it's function and went into a long slide down as if the speed or rpm was slowing, which it wasn't.

    I like the app and when the bugs are worked out it'll be a great tool.

    Bit of info: 2002 Dodge Caravan 3.3, Interface is an ELM 327 and Windows Phone HTC8x

    I hope this helps.

    Ray
    Thanks for the info Ray!
    We have also noticed that the app doesnt read or get all the supported pids from some car models in the initial reading. Seems like its totally random when it works or not. We have updated the reading functionality and hopefully this problem is solved in the update we are submitting within a day or two. We are in the final testing stage at the moment.

    The problem you have with the other views are affected by the supported pid list. We check every value against that list to make sure that your car supports that value. So if the list is not populated correctly you are only going to see a few values.

    The manifold pressure had to many decimals. Thats why it looked like a new value as it was shown on 2 rows. Fixed in next version.

    We have also added views for volt, sensor view that shows g-force etc. and a timer for 0-60 mph and 0-100kmh with best times in the next release.

    / jonas
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    04-07-2013 04:48 AM
  17. badari's Avatar
    Hi Jonas,

    great to hear that you continue to evolve the app:-) One further suggestion: could you increase the font sizes of the different meters? They are very difficult to read when the phone is in the cradle (of course that is where it should be:-))
    04-07-2013 08:18 AM
  18. AutoGaugeX's Avatar
    Hey all,

    We just released an app called AutoGaugeX. It's $3.99 and has trial download. I'd love for you guys to give it a try and provide feedback. It should work with your existing Bluetooth OBD2 adapters assuming they worked on previous apps/phones. The BAFX one on Amazon has worked consistently everytime. I've tried cheaper ones and they just send back scrambled messages.

    I've added a screencap as a preview. You can click the AutoGaugeX link above or search for it in the app store on your phone. Thanks!
    dash_720.png

    We're already compiling a list of new features to add, so if you think of anything, please let me know. I've added a screencap
    04-08-2013 12:58 AM
  19. cityhunterx's Avatar
    Hi Jonas,

    Any news on the updated version of Dash.

    So far I have tried it on an UK Audi A4 2.0d SE and a UK Honda Civic 2.2d all successfully.

    Cheers
    04-15-2013 08:33 AM
  20. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    Hi Jonas,

    Any news on the updated version of Dash.

    So far I have tried it on an UK Audi A4 2.0d SE and a UK Honda Civic 2.2d all successfully.

    Cheers
    Yes, we have implemented a lot of more features.
    We will submit the app within a day or two. Gonna do some final testing tonight of all the new features.

    Some of the features in the next version are:

    - Timer 0-60 mph / 0-100 kmh
    - Lap timer and average speed
    - Volt view
    - Oxygen view
    - Adaptive timing (formula for faster refresh rates and reading from the adapter)
    - Protocol support (its now possible to choose what kind of OBD2 protocol that should be used). The app automatically identifies what kind of protocol that should be used but some models/cars support more than 1. If there is a communication problem from the adapter to the ECU in the car its possible to manually change the protocol in the app to solve the issues.
    - HUD (Head up display) Information can be projected on to the windshield when the phone lie down in the front of the windshield.
    - Live tile with timer info
    - And some bug fixes.

    / jonas
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    04-15-2013 03:01 PM
  21. JaredMX5's Avatar
    Can't wait for the update.

    Any info on being able to create logs? This is huge as trying to watch my phone and the road/track is not the best thing to be doing.
    04-15-2013 09:04 PM
  22. Jonas B Karlsson's Avatar
    Can't wait for the update.

    Any info on being able to create logs? This is huge as trying to watch my phone and the road/track is not the best thing to be doing.
    Yes, we have started to look at that but we didnt manage to implement it in this update. Had some problems with the GPS accuracy and sensors that we need to investigate further.
    The plan is to store and save the logs locally in the app as well as to export the logs to a standard format that you can open up and analyze in external software.
    04-16-2013 02:34 AM
  23. cityhunterx's Avatar
    The update sounds great, looking forward to it.

    Thanks
    04-16-2013 07:39 AM
  24. air2liquid's Avatar
    Excellent, sounds like its coming along nicely! Great work!
    04-16-2013 09:03 AM
  25. krafty11's Avatar
    Just ordered my adapter, looking forward to getting one of these apps next week!

    Are there any plans for either Dash or AutoGuageX to release an app for Surface RT? That would make my decision a lot easier :)
    04-19-2013 10:13 AM
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