RS-RV8 Android Rovergauge

RS-RV8 Android Rovergauge

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aide

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2,183 posts

131 months

Saturday 15th July 2017
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Good morning

The screen layout was designed on a Samsung Galaxy S7 with a FHD 1920x1080 screen resolution.

All the dials are free form, if you tap and hold on a dial you can move, resize or delete it.

You can design a layout that suites your Android device fairly easily and then save it. I ususlly use my bluetooth mouse to do layouts as it's easier to place the dials.

When you save a layout it is stored in a directory called rs-rv8 with a timestamped name:
YYYY-MM-DD-hh-mm-ss.rs-rv8
Eg: 2017-07-13 20-28-14.rs-rv8

You can share layouts either via email. Alternatively you can upload it to dropbox or something similar and add a download link to it on the wiki.

I'll add this note to the wiki or if someone else wants to please feel free!

HTH
aide
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bobfather

10,908 posts

222 months

Saturday 15th July 2017
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Steve_D said:
I had expected to 'pinch' the screen to reduce it down so it looked like the first picture on the wiki page. Seems a little strange I would need to clear everything and start again.
When I said before I wanted to get it all on the one screen I was only referring to the content of that first wiki pic I know the map and error codes will be on other pages.

Steve
Okay, you can't 'pinch' the screen down but you can change the size of each item. Click on a gauge and you're presented with a red button and a green button. The red button deletes the item the green button is for changing the size

mk1fan

9,922 posts

192 months

Saturday 15th July 2017
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Very generous of you again Aide.

Colin RedGriff

2,483 posts

224 months

Saturday 15th July 2017
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Hi

Thanks for doing this I'm really looking forward to getting this connected to my Griff.

I'm struggling a bit with customising the display. In particular removing and resizing the elements. I can get the red and green buttons to show up but I think I must have fat fingers because I am struggling to either successfully remove a display or change it's size. Is there anything that can be done to make the handles easier to acquire?

aide

Original Poster:

2,183 posts

131 months

Saturday 15th July 2017
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Colin RedGriff said:
Hi

Thanks for doing this I'm really looking forward to getting this connected to my Griff.

I'm struggling a bit with customising the display. In particular removing and resizing the elements. I can get the red and green buttons to show up but I think I must have fat fingers because I am struggling to either successfully remove a display or change it's size. Is there anything that can be done to make the handles easier to acquire?
Hi Colin

I usually use my bluetooth mouse to do layouts as it's easier to place the dials.

However, since you have to get an On The Go cable to connect your Android device to the ecu, the nice thing is the cable can also be used to connect a standard usb mouse thumbup

Aide

Colin RedGriff

2,483 posts

224 months

Sunday 16th July 2017
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Thanks I'll give that a go when my cable arrives.

I had another thought while I was playing around with the displays. When you are adding a lot of items to a display it is difficult to keep track of which ones you've already added. Would it be possible to have a check mark against the menu list items that are already on the display to save adding the same one twice inadvertently?

aide

Original Poster:

2,183 posts

131 months

Sunday 16th July 2017
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Morning Colin,

The menus are organised fairly well, there are options to place either Dial, Digital or Fault/Status items on a page.

The items on the Dial and Digital menu are the same and the Fault Code and Status items are self explanatory and easy to remember.

The best thing to do is keep just the pages that have GPS and Fault/Status codes. Then create custom pages with dials that you need to monitor.

When you get connected and more familiar, and can see the dials moving in real-time with engine speed, you'll get better at reading the dials at a glance.

HTH!
Aide

ETA: another way to perhaps understand all the dials etc would be to print all the screen shots. All the dials are represented. The thumbsnap images I posted have a hi-res version if you look.

Edited by aide on Sunday 16th July 08:06

aide

Original Poster:

2,183 posts

131 months

Sunday 16th July 2017
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Another feature worth mentioning.

Each Dial has two triangular markers, one red and one green, they simply mark the maximum and minimum values the Dial has seen.

Which is great when tying to keep an eye on the temperature gauge.

When stuck in bumper to bumper, uphill traffic in the height of summer you can just drive and the app will remember the max temp for you.

The Min/Max markers are remembered even if you turn the app off and can be reset on the options menu.

There are no markers on the Speedometer.

HTH
Aide
driving

cobuser

2 posts

83 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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Hello aide,

I have a short question regarding this app. When I use the link to Google-Play there comes a message which tells me that this app is not compatibel with my device. Is this because of the small display on my Galaxy S5-Mini or is the operation system on the phone outdated? Which version of Android should I use? What phone/tablet works for you?

Thank you for this great app anyway,

Thomas

davep

1,095 posts

251 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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I've run RS-RV8 now and it works a treat. I really like the min and max markers, these are especially useful when monitoring water temp for example.

One question when displaying the active fuel map I'm not seeing the active cell highlight, so I assume it's not implemented, is that correct?

A great bit of kit, an essential and easy to use diagnostic tool for all 14CUX users.

bobfather

10,908 posts

222 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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cobuser said:
Hello aide,

I have a short question regarding this app. When I use the link to Google-Play there comes a message which tells me that this app is not compatibel with my device. Is this because of the small display on my Galaxy S5-Mini or is the operation system on the phone outdated? Which version of Android should I use? What phone/tablet works for you?

Thank you for this great app anyway,

Thomas
I had this problem, it was because I was reading PH via the Android web browser rather than the PH app. Android web browser forwards you to a web page rather than the googleplay app

latham91

101 posts

70 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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Same here with the active fuel map - not highlighting any cells. Nevertheless much more useable than a bulky laptop and nice touches with the speedo, and G-meters etc...

aide

Original Poster:

2,183 posts

131 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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cobuser said:
Hello aide,

I have a short question regarding this app. When I use the link to Google-Play there comes a message which tells me that this app is not compatibel with my device. Is this because of the small display on my Galaxy S5-Mini or is the operation system on the phone outdated? Which version of Android should I use? What phone/tablet works for you?

Thank you for this great app anyway,

Thomas
Hi Thomas

The easiest way to check that your Android device is compatible with the app is to use the PlayStore app on your android device to search for RS-RV8.

Your phone needs to be at least USB Host enabled for an OTG cable to work.

HTH
Aide



aide

Original Poster:

2,183 posts

131 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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davep said:
I've run RS-RV8 now and it works a treat. I really like the min and max markers, these are especially useful when monitoring water temp for example.

One question when displaying the active fuel map I'm not seeing the active cell highlight, so I assume it's not implemented, is that correct?

A great bit of kit, an essential and easy to use diagnostic tool for all 14CUX users.
Thanks Dave - the first one to run the app smile
Active Cell highlighting is not implemented.
Is it really necessary?
Aide

Mr Jenks

1,204 posts

232 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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Aide
I was watching the development of your previous efforts and sorry to see that it never got released, seeing this latest version now has really made me smile.
Many thanks, I look forward to trying it out and any future tweaks.

cobuser

2 posts

83 months

Wednesday 19th July 2017
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aide said:
cobuser said:
Hello aide,

I have a short question regarding this app. When I use the link to Google-Play there comes a message which tells me that this app is not compatibel with my device. Is this because of the small display on my Galaxy S5-Mini or is the operation system on the phone outdated? Which version of Android should I use? What phone/tablet works for you?

Thank you for this great app anyway,

Thomas
Hi Thomas

The easiest way to check that your Android device is compatible with the app is to use the PlayStore app on your android device to search for RS-RV8.

Your phone needs to be at least USB Host enabled for an OTG cable to work.

HTH
Aide
Hi Aide,

after some research I think I know where the problem is. There is no USB-OTG support on the S5-Mini. I need a new phone! rolleyes

Thank you for your help and for the really useful app!

Thomas

aide

Original Poster:

2,183 posts

131 months

Monday 24th July 2017
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cobuser said:
aide said:
cobuser said:
Hello aide,

I have a short question regarding this app. When I use the link to Google-Play there comes a message which tells me that this app is not compatibel with my device. Is this because of the small display on my Galaxy S5-Mini or is the operation system on the phone outdated? Which version of Android should I use? What phone/tablet works for you?

Thank you for this great app anyway,

Thomas
Hi Thomas

The easiest way to check that your Android device is compatible with the app is to use the PlayStore app on your android device to search for RS-RV8.

Your phone needs to be at least USB Host enabled for an OTG cable to work.

HTH
Aide
Hi Aide,

after some research I think I know where the problem is. There is no USB-OTG support on the S5-Mini. I need a new phone! rolleyes

Thank you for your help and for the really useful app!

Thomas
Or you could get a single din android flip out stereo smile

Frol

16 posts

54 months

Sunday 10th September 2017
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Hello and thank you for nice soft.
I made small testdrive 5 hours ))) On samsung A5.
What i would like to change:
1. Add an option to block suspend mode and display off.
2. Add an alarm limits for paramiters.
3. Add possibility to use Bluetooth device for connection to ECU.

Edited by Frol on Sunday 10th September 12:38

aide

Original Poster:

2,183 posts

131 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Frol said:
Hello and thank you for nice soft.
I made small testdrive 5 hours ))) On samsung A5.
What i would like to change:
1. Add an option to block suspend mode and display off.
2. Add an alarm limits for paramiters.
3. Add possibility to use Bluetooth device for connection to ECU.
Thank you Frol

The best I can do right now is this:
1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.a...

HTH!
Aide

Frol

16 posts

54 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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aide said:
Frol said:
Hello and thank you for nice soft.
I made small testdrive 5 hours ))) On samsung A5.
What i would like to change:
1. Add an option to block suspend mode and display off.
2. Add an alarm limits for paramiters.
3. Add possibility to use Bluetooth device for connection to ECU.
Thank you Frol

The best I can do right now is this:
1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.a...

HTH!
Aide
Thanks!
Just now it's not needed. May be next version. I just say my opinion after long testdrive and i compare it to ALDL droid.
And again THANKS for a program, it works and I don’t need use my laptop any time I want to speak with my rover.