iOS App for Theia would you create one?

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I used your app when I had a V1, it was very good and I enjoyed it alot. Theia will have an open api and just wondering if you are considering building an app?
 

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I’ll have to find that post between Jon and Johnboy00

Jon even offered to send him one of the first Theia’s so he could get started on it ASAP.

I don’t think it’s in an elevated section

This topic has seemed to really grown legs recently when it was answered

I know the threads on Theia are long, but the App,Wifi, Bluetooth, had been addressed.

Search Johnboy00 post the last 30 days and you’ll find the exchange.
 

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Lol.

I was responding to Vancity23 post.
Your right and I just finished responding to another person questioning allowing apps and this one poped up.

I didn’t realize it was the V1 driver section.

I just seen V1. My apologies. I was sloppy. It was the title that I fixated on.
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I’d like to see it happen. I don’t know what’s involved, but Apple doesn’t make it easy.

I hope that Radenso does an in-house app for both systems and some developer takes it and runs. Just incase a developer doesn’t see it worth the time money and hassle to do it.

Just like some of us run Escort systems but don’t bother with the app that much.

I’m not sure how much effort they put into it at the start. It doesn’t sound like an app is a huge factor in the sales outside of the enthusiast market.

If it was, Valentine would head and shoulders, out sell everything on the market due to the great 3rd party apps available.
 
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Assuming Theia does eliminate all false alerts, and I'm confident it will, the detector itself will really only need to show signal direction, number of signals if more than 1 and type of signal (radar, laser, MRCD, speed cam). Anything more like frequency is of interest only to enthusiasts since it won't be as relevant anymore.
Geotagging of alerts etc. to augment heat maps (like Hwy Radar) could be very useful.
 

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I’d like to see it happen. I don’t know what’s involved, but Apple doesn’t make it easy.
How so? You mean they actually check the apps before publishing them to their store? I’m not a developer, neither of apps nor otherwise, but it seems like a lot of people develop apps for iOS devices.

Assuming Theia does eliminate all false alerts, and I'm confident it will, the detector itself will really only need to show signal direction, number of signals if more than 1 and type of signal (radar, laser, MRCD, speed cam). Anything more like frequency is of interest only to enthusiasts since it won't be as relevant anymore.
Geotagging of alerts etc. to augment heat maps (like Hwy Radar) could be very useful.
I have no clue whether @mswlogo has any plans at all to develop an app or adapt V1Driver. I seem to recall having read at some point that he wouldn’t be very interested, but I could be imagining that. However, unless Radenso not only provides an open API for Theia but also separately for some sort of standardized cloud service, then any “heat map” will either be a collection of grey-market data scrapes from other services like the other apps or at best app-specific, and that would be a bummer.
 

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How so? You mean they actually check the apps before publishing them to their store? I’m not a developer, neither of apps nor otherwise, but it seems like a lot of people develop apps for iOS devices.
I’m not a developer either, but from what I’ve picked up, Apple is very selective in what you can do that interacts with their iOS.
 

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My question for George was very high level as we don't know what the basic app that Theia will come with will do. Johhny boy does not support IOS and George does. V1 driver greatly enhanced what the basic app did so was just trying to get a level of interest from him in doing the same for Theia...
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How so? You mean they actually check the apps before publishing them to their store? I’m not a developer, neither of apps nor otherwise, but it seems like a lot of people develop apps for iOS devices.

We would need one of the app guys to comment, but from what I understand Apple is just a pain in the ass to deal with in trying to get a new app approved and costly too. Its much easier with Android. Having said I do like Apple products but not everything about them...
 
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It’s a good question. I’m not sure how much added value an app has for the up coming Radenso. Part of it’s whole purpose is it doesn’t need an app.

However one of the best features of V1Driver is audio integration into the car. And Apple does audio better than Android does. It does BlueTooth LE better too.

There are some features like Waze that I would not risk V1Drivers losing access to an app they paid for. I also would not not risk my rights to publish apps. But there may be some other things besides audio. Just logging and remote display wouldn’t be enough.

For audio integration alone it might be well worth having an app for it. In my Model 3 the Audio and Auto-muting allowed me to mount the V1 in the center of the roof (behind my head) rather than the windshield and it Performed excellent there. Out of site from prying eyes and kept the Model 3 clean dash look. I also hid the EZPass. So absolutely nothing was on the windshield. I’m Still trying to figure out a nice way to mount V1 in Model X. Absolutely nothing is going on that windshield either. You have to drive one to understand why. And no a blend mount won’t cut it. A huge concern is voiding warranty (on a $100k vehicle) by taping into mirror etc. So I need to be VERY careful. On the Model 3 I could hide all evidence of installation in 10 minutes. And I definitely needed to take advantage of that. Rear window had a defect crack and wire ran the perimeter of that glass. So out it came before bringing to service.

I was waiting for the mysterious new V1 to arrive, which may never happen, before digging to deep into install in the X. Now the new Radenso might be the only game in town for new installs.

@Jon at Radenso
 
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Checking in here and thinking aloud a moment... That's a good point that an app will likely be less necessary for Theia than it will for the V1. What benefits would it have though? hmm, perhaps things like audio integration like you said, making it easier to adjust settings, alert logging, having an alternate visual display for people who'd prefer their RD's display to be off, adding GPS lockouts against speed signs just in case Theia can't tell the difference (we'll have to see if it can), or Apple Watch integration.
 

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I like all alerts in one place on my phone screen whether it be radar, aircraft or csa. I look there and know everything immediately.
 

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Time will tell I guess but with the additions and changes to the R7, an app would sure make it easier now.
 

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I want my Theia to tell me what Ka gun im being shot with like ALP
 

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If Theia can indeed determine the difference between garage door openers, speed signs, door openers etc.., then if one wanted to nerd out you could have an option to show all these alerts in the app.
 

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Apple Watch integration.
Too bad smartwatch integration was already shot down by one dev.

I like all alerts in one place on my phone screen whether it be radar, aircraft or csa. I look there and know everything immediately.
What if you could have all of those alerts just show up on the theia rather than an app?
 

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What if you could have all of those alerts just show up on the theia rather than an app?
What kind of screen would that require? I can't picture a screen on a reasonably sized radar detector being able to display anywhere near the same info you could display on a phone screen, but we'll see. If you just want gun ID, signal strength, and direction for a limited number of concurrent signals, the detector screen would be fine. But the hardware is capable of so much more, and there is no way you would be able to leverage it effectively without a better interface.
 

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What kind of screen would that require? I can't picture a screen on a reasonably sized radar detector being able to display anywhere near the same info you could display on a phone screen, but we'll see. If you just want gun ID, signal strength, and direction for a limited number of concurrent signals, the detector screen would be fine. But the hardware is capable of so much more, and there is no way you would be able to leverage it effectively without a better interface.
Very true. Unless the detector has a massive 7" touchscreen ( fingers crossed). I guess if you like seeing the map and where everything is, that wouldn't work. But if it's a standard display and all you care for is basic info (direction, radius alerts for csa, etc) would be nice to have them all on the detector.
 

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Very true. Unless the detector has a massive 7" touchscreen ( fingers crossed). I guess if you like seeing the map and where everything is, that wouldn't work. But if it's a standard display and all you care for is basic info (direction, radius alerts for csa, etc) would be nice to have them all on the detector.
It could easily have a remote display. I sure hope the unit itself doesn't have a 7" screen on the main unit.
The ideal place for a large screen is very unlikely the ideal place for Radar/Lidar detector.
 

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