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Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Dashboard Assist PRO: In-Car Dashboard, Hands-Free Answering, and Journey Logger.
Dashboard Assist PRO: In-Car Dashboard, Hands-Free Answering, and Journey Logger is priced at $6.40 in the Android Market. Meanwhile, it is normally priced at $3.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two stores.
Dashboard Assist PRO: In-Car Dashboard, Hands-Free Answering, and Journey Logger is described as follows:
This app isn’t just a dashboard assist, it’s a comprehensive co-pilot, chock-full of savvy features and logging capabilities. Use it to record (and improve) your carbon footprint, to refine your driving technique, or just as a journal, to log the minutiae of long trips. This app tracks your speed, time, mileage, and direction. It provides a comprehensive dashboard, and can also run in the background of other apps. Access the active app by tapping the icon in the notification bar of the phone. Pause the app between legs of a journey to conserve battery and halt the tracked time.
Oodles of Features
Dashboard Assist Pro acts as a speedometer, compass, and odometer with a variety of customizable style options. Track your speed visually or have it spoken to you. This PRO app has live graphing features for tracking your speed in real time. Graph your speed by recent or whole journey timeframes. The Eco light tracks your carbon footprint by analyzing your average speed, acceleration, and cornering. Flick the main screen to the left to see these averages in action, as well as all three eco views. Flick once more to see the double dials of the current time and speed (always use your automobile’s speedometer as the true reading).
Taking Hands-Free to the Next Level
Tap the settings button to confirm the automatic setting options. This application can be set to only answer calls from contacts and to automatically answer calls by putting them on speakerphone (after announcing who is calling first). Opt for the auto-text feature, and after the sending party is identified, the contents of your text can be read to you for a totally hands-free driving experience.
Dashboard Assist Pro also hosts an in-app music player. Play music or recorded books while you drive. The music shuttle controls appear in a slide-out panel on the main dashboard, easily accessible without journeying out of the application. A sharing option makes this app convenient for recording and sending mileage details and driving statistics while on business trips, or for personal use. The fourth screen contains both of these sharing options and keeps a prepared memo of your travel data for both corporate and performance-based messages
Dashboard Assist PRO: In-Car Dashboard, Hands-Free Answering, and Journey Logger has a 4-star rating in the Android Market, and 3-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
There is also a free version, but the Pro version adds a number of extra features, such as ★Journey Vlog (video/commentate on your journey!) ★Live speed graphs ★Call auto-answer (hands-free) ★Spoken announcing of incoming calls and messages ★Music/MP3 player controls ★Chronometer/stopwatch ★Cool new transparent dials such as plasma and honeycomb ★Support for higher-accuracy external Bluetooth GPS units, as well as removing the advertising.
Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term “App Store.” Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.