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PurpleDock

Car home-screen

PurpleDock is a simple replacement for the car dock app that ships with many handsets. PurpleDock works in both Portrait and Landscape orientation. It works when connected to power and disconnected. GPS usage (used for speedometer) is throttled when not connected to power in order to save battery life.

PurpleDock allows customization of three of the launch buttons. The stickpin, headphones, and microphone buttons are pre-assigned to Google Places, Google Music, and Voice Search. To override these buttons, tap and hold for 1 second to bring up an editor. You will need to know the full name of the application and the name of the Activity to launch, which can be got from com.ideasfrombrain.search_based_launcher_v2 or or the AndroidManifest.xml of the source code of the app.

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Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.0.1-rc.1 (3) suggested Added on 2013-01-10

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access approximate location (network-based) only in the foreground
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks, but only when the app is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.

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