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Does anyone know of good iphone apps related to our cars? I was thinking it would be awesome to have a maintenance log with reminders for scheduled maintenance that syncs with mileage updates from the car....
 

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Good idea. Haven't thought about that.

Or android marketplace too?
 

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I see a couple of apps in the itunes store I might try one but ideally Ford should make one that directly downloads the car health report, mileage and gives you reminders!
 

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Your able to download the vehicle health report through sync .
Also there's an iPhone app
Sync destinations where you can add a destination and when your ready to go on your trip all you have to do is sync,services,directions and the nick name of the preloaded destination you set
 

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I have that nav app, but haven't used it yet.

What I most want is an app to track your maintenance that would sync directly with your car/mysync account, pop-up reminders like "air filter change due in 100 miles" and keep a history of everything done. I haven't downloaded a health report yet but that doesn't sounds as interactive as what I am suggesting.

There are some existing car maintenance apps I found but they suck - very generic - and are not tailored to the Ford Sync technology which should make it possible to create a really good app, including live updates of odometer and engine hours.
 

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Ford kind of has the answer on www.myford.com or www.syncmyride.com I have an iphone and I havent looked into the apps but the websites are there
Ironically, the first one is not there. Click your link! Anyway the website doesn't sync car data to my iphone, which is something that would be really cool and I think they should do.
 

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I did a lot of research on this topic, and here are the different programs I using (including various hardware).

I am on the iOS (Apple) side of things, I can not comment on the android.

1. GPS. I use Navigon app - it's a fantastic GPS.

2. I bought all 3 currently available iOS programs that use the OBDC II port found in our cars. I purchased the FuzzyCar, Rev, and DashCommand. Of the 3 I found Dashcommand to be the best. Torque is not available on IOS. The only problem is that you will need to purchase a wifi dongle that has to be plugged into the OBDC port. I purchased PLX Industries wifi plug. I chose this one because there is an on and off switch since OBDC is always powered, and can drain your car battery. I permanently installed this thing in my car and find it to be a great toy to play with. All sorts of useful information, from air flow to instant mileage.

3. Radar Detectors. for use with Valentine 1 there is the RadarActive app that can interface with V1. It can also be used standalone. It has a database of all the speed and red light cameras. It's good.

4. Radar Detectors part II. I did not like the way Valentine V1 was hanging off the windshield (sooooo visible to everyone) that I bought the passport escort remote radar detector 8500ci plus. Works reasonably well, but I think V1 has more range.

5. TrafficView: this is a nice app that gives you access to traffic cameras. Can be extremely handy.

6. Record Keeping. I currently use 2 apps to keep track of my maintenance and mileage. I use fuelly - it's a great idea. But I also use Car Care, it's also pretty good.

Yes, I probably went too far with all this stuff.

If anybody is interested, I can post some pictures of what all this stuff looks like inside my car.
 

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not sure if the app will work for iphones but it lets you read codes,datalog, and view other things as well.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273470

Neat. I have a scangauge OBDII tool it can give codes but I have to look them up on the web, and it's un-wieldly as a permanent fixture. I have had it for years used it on my Volvos for diagnostics. This looks more like what I had in mind (though Ford should be able to build something right in).

fanoftheliving, great info I will check those out.
 

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Dvolpe, tmnCA: glad you found it useful.

If you find something cool, post it here, I like playing with this stuff!
 
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