Augmented Reality 3D-Tracking App Makes You an Expert Mechanic
A new 3D-tracking app aims to help hopeless handymen and women become expert mechanics.
Tech firm Inglobe Technologies released a demo that shows off its augmented-reality 3D tracker. The app helps car owners navigate the ins and outs of their engines by displaying icons on engine parts. What's more, a virtual hand demonstrates how users can perform maintenance tasks such as adding oil.
Check out the entire demo, above. Then tell us in the comments: Would you use this app?
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Sygic is a voice guided GPS navigation app. It's packed with MapMyIndia maps and a robust set of navigation features. Both app and maps are updated for free. Maps are stored on the phone for offline use.
This playstore one does not get updated. Sygic has gone through 4 updates from 12.2.1 to 13.1.1. The latest version has introduced many changes including enhanced drag & Drop functionality. This offering is still stuck at version 12.1.4.
Have a car? Ever wanted a remote start system for it? If so, we may have just found the missing link to get you to buy one as the official Viper SmartStart app for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 has become available in the Store.
The Viper SmartStart is a two part system that relies on hardware (the remote start equipment in your car) and the software (an app on your smartphone), creating a powerful combination to make your car “smart” for 2013 (or make it possessed like Christine, whichever). The hardware isn’t cheap, starting at $399 for the basic system plus installation, with optional addon modules like GPS, Bluetooth and security to further enhancement.
In short, with the basic system you can push a virtual button on your smartphone to start your car, lock the doors or pop the trunk. For some of us up north, this is a nice feature for the winter. Down south, it's a great way to cool down your car before you get in. Throw in the alarm system and you can enable/disable that, use the panic button and more. Have more money to spend? Toss on the GPS system to enable social-media checkins (seriously), lockdown alert (tells you if your car moved), vehicle location, speed and more.
On board features:
Free app includes SmartPark parking spot finder, parking meter reminder, and guest membership in Viper Motor Club.
When combined with a Viper SmartStart module in your car, you can start, lock and unlock your car from virtually anywhere. Receive push or text notification if your car alarm goes off (when installed with a Viper security system). You can even control your compatible home security system in one convenient, easy to use app.
When combined with a Viper SmartStart GPS module, you can also locate your car, share activity on Facebook (because your car needs friends, too), and set safety notifications if your car is speeding or goes where it's not supposed to go.
It’s no doubt a pretty crazy system, one that we would really not have considered before today. But now with an official Windows Phone app, which suspiciously looks iPhone-ish, we’re reconsidering.
An initial review of the app is highly positive though there is room for improvement. For instance there is no doublewide tile with status information nor can you pin the remote-start button to your Start screen. That latter one seems like a real missed opportunity, though we suppose being a v1.0 of the app, we could see some forthcoming updates to address these shortcomings.
If you have a Viper SmartStart system, go and grab the app right now in the Store. If you don’t have one and want to learn more, head to Viper - SmartStart for more information.
Harley Davidson has introduced Android and iOS SmartPhone Apps. Quoting an excerpt from official release:
With World Ride 2014 just around the corner the application provides the perfect platform for Harley-Davidson owners to create and share content around their rides. The application will give Harley-Davidson owners the ability to create, share and plan rides, stay connected with their H.O.G. Chapters, follow events, share experiences, receive up to date information about their motorcycle, access road side assistance and information on new products from the company. The application also enables riders to look for other riders in the vicinity when they are on the move. A custom social network has been built which allows riders to follow each other’s updates.
“The number of Harley-Davidson owners in India is growing faster than ever. The bond and camaraderie shared between our riders continues to be an essential part of the Harley-Davidson ownership experience. The H-D India smart phone application was developed to enhance the customer experience and take it a step further.” said, Anoop Prakash, Managing Director Harley-Davidson India.
Among the features that aim to enhance user experience are:
> Ability to plan trips and get directions for rides
> Ability to find H-D dealers, nearby riders, petrol pumps, and cafes
> An option to follow fellow riders and join their ride along the way
> Ability to share photographs, routes and more with fellow Harley owners
> A choice to set reminders for service updates, P.U.C. certificate and insurance updates
> Support to call Roadside Assistance Services
> Option to store important information that includes Driver's License details, Motorcycle registration etc.
Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Effective after-sales measures allow brands to build a stronger connect with their customers. This helps develop an element of satisfaction and delight that the brand aspires to achieve. We hope this new service application will help us better serve the needs of our existing and prospective customers.”
I don't know whether this is the right forum to post, and this information shared on this forum before.
I just downloaded this app and it's awesome. Maruti owners, kindly provide accurate info and you will be surprised to see the offerings in this app. Kudos Maruti
This app can be downloaded from the play store/ app store or via the following link: