I am using an App Radio 2 along with a mk809iii Android Stick. I was going to keep the tablet in the car, but I am not super happy with the install aesthetics. I want a bezel to get the the edge of the screen but cannot do it the way I want. the App radio ends up acting as the screen interface, this way I can put the Stick in a spot that is easy to access if i need to swap it our whatever. my other reason is being able to have my phone connected too for hands free (I cannot do that with a tablet)Jeff,
Thanks for the taking it for a test run, I hadn't even thought about running it on an appradio with an android stick....Which version AppRadio is that?
The power button is actually janky for a reason, the HD-Radio module requires three messages to actually power up: Power (On), Volume(some #) and (I think) a tune message (could be a mute off message though). Each one has to be sent with some arbitrary delay, seems to work best with about 300 ms in between resulting in a nasty pause when hitting power.
Other notes, the volume buttons can be long pressed (no need to tap). My radio started doing the really loud volume too....I'll take a look at it to see what it might be
You should look at getting UMD gesture control for killing the app and volume control. I have a gesture which pops up a volume controller (but I am assuming you use your App Radio for volume).
I'll take a look into the AM/FM band thing....shouldn't be too hard to integrate. I'll also take a look into a slide for tuning, might be a bit before I get that one done because I would want it to be more than a simple slider
Does overall stability seem better (as far as crashes) compared to bobd's version?
Cool on the long press volume, I was tapping because i heard the softer... then LOUD then Softer on the volume and in the video I was trying to reproduce it then the battery died. My ultimate goal is the App Radio for volume. I think the AM/FM button should just be a android display thing, meaning when I press band it will display the other band i can choose. not sure you need communication with tuner for that
As for crashes, I think because I did not know what to expect for the power button, I thought that might be an issue. that said, with the app radio and the stick, the stick will reboot every time I start the car so everything will start fresh (down side over the tablet, but I found the tablet was quirky enough that I had to reboot the tablet too) I am now tempted to buy another HD tuner and cable for testing outside the car.. I REALLY like the Presets that is my favorite option
OH yeah, what will be in the settings. I did not see anything there