do you plan to make ios/android app?

licong02@gmail com 7 years ago updated by Neo2SHYAlien 1 month ago 142

What would be nice is to be able to import from other apps like OSM for GPS tracking to import missing trip data when coverage drops out, and ideally, detailed technical information from a OBD harness such as regen generation and energy consumption laid on the map or graph.

I think TeslaFI is the best out there for the purpose. Just add a really decent mobile app for BOTH iOS and Android - and many Tessie users will switch over to TeslaFI.

Me - I am fine with just Web option, but seeing how the number of cars goes down worries me. I used to see more than 10 similar cars on battery report. Now I only see 2 other cars. 

This is NOT because of a Teslafi accounts going away issue. This is because as car gets higher in the miles there is less cars at that level. I have a model y over 100,000 miles and there is no cars showing on my report.


Update from James: "Yes, both (apps) are coming. We've begun working on the backend for the app but there's no timeline right now as we're currently working on transitioning to the new official Tesla API."


That’s great to hear, thanks for relaying this. From DM or email I suppose? Would be great if James could post something here himself. Just to quell some of the uncertainty over a mobile app. It’s becoming a bit of a decision factor for what service I want to keep paying a regular subscription to. 

I agree, until it comes from the horses mouth there is ZERO evidence of a mobile app

Teslafi does not have a open api and is not working on an app

James is part of the TeslaFi team. Yes, they began working on an app and currently haven't a timeline. It is coming, albeit a bit delayed

I see ZERO posts from James.


This thread is marked Planned

Doesn't that imply that an app for TeslaFi is coming? The 'mobile website' as a way to use TeslaFi has always been available, however the data shown is not formatted for moble - everything is so small..

A work-around to an actual app could be to work on formatting for better use on a small screens (a proper mobile version)

If the Token app is all that was meant by this thread, why not mark it Completed instead? I had my hopes up! =)


Definitely mobile friendly design or even better PWA will be with one shot two problem solving 


I use the mobile website all the time on my phone. iPhone 14. No problems here. You say the text is smaill, I just zoom it in when reading the text


This has been in planned staus for a while and no further communication since that I’m aware of. Almost feels like they put it in planned status to stop people from asking why there’s no iOS/Android app. 

Devs, please chime in and prove me wrong. Something along the lines of a roadmap would be a real trust building measure at this point.

Hey, I’d even be happy with a feature reduced mobile app at this point. Or a more responsive website. 

I use the mobile website all the time on an iphone 14 with no issues. No, there is no iphone app coming.

Any update on iOS app development?

The iOS app is for logging in and getting a token from your Tesla account to use in TeslaFI. The website is mobile friendly and can be used on iOS & Android. At this point there is no plans for them to make a Mobile app.


Mobile friendly ? It's a joke ? 

Yes it is on an iphone 14, use the mobile website all the time.


> The website is mobile friendly and can be used on iOS & Android

Are we looking at the same Teslafi.com? I see nothing mobile-friendly when using the site on an iPhone.

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Looks great in the attached picture, use the mobile website all the time.


Looks like we have a fundamentally different understanding of what a mobile website is. Do you work for Teslafi? 

nope, but use Teslafi all the time on the mobile website. If they release a app I'll be happy but I'm not holding my breath since the mobile website is functi\onal and currently I've seen no evidence of any plans for an official app


Mobile website is functional only in the sense that yes, it works, but there is so much friction and annoyance that I avoid it at all costs.

I LOVE TeslaFi. Far more than the alternatives and I've literally tried every single one in the past 2-3 weeks (yes, I subscribed to them for 1 month to test). What I've gotten to is I'm going to subscribe to Tessie (the closest I can find to TeslaFi) and TeslaFi at the same time. If Tessie can gain just a couple features that I want by September (when my TeslaFi subscription renews) - I'll go that route alone. 

My two big beefs with TeslaFi: have to pay for each car separately (I understand the economics, but all the competitors support all cars on the account), and no mobile app. 

My two big beefs with Tessie: no roadtrip calcs, and missing certain reporting, tagging, and sharing features. 

Functional? Not for the vast majority of users who won’t accept to pinch zoom every single page. Not denying that you use it this way and that you’re happy with it. All I know from my work in usability is that mobile has surpassed desktop almost everywhere and by not offering something compelling in that space, James is leaving some serious business on the table.


So the issue with this has always been making the TeslaFi API's available for public consumption by TeslaFi. 
Right now I don't think there's any public API's that I could access for an iOS App.
Also what would be the legal ownership of the iOS App since it would use TeslaFi's API's and all users would require a paid for TeslaFi account for it to work especially if it was released on the App Store as TeslaFi? Would these users have to pay more for iOS access? Would TeslaFi require iOS Swift code access rights? 
In general I think TeslaFi would benefit, they would certainly get more users by having a dedicated iOS App that mirrors exactly what the website provides.
I'd be willing to start the iOS App, and it could be a group private project on GitHub.

This app will need to be controlled by TeslaFi since they have no open APIs for anyone to develop on and the app will need connections to Apple Pay for in-app purchases of the service fee.


Delighted to see the status on this be changed to 'Planned' - a top-notch backend like TeslaFi deserves great mobile access.

Let me know if you're looking for input/testing/.. I have some professional UI/UX background and would be happy to help.


I love TeslaFi…but I want to use it more on my iPhone than my desktop. It's harder to use on my iPhone to where I often will just sigh and wait until I remember to do what I wanted to do on my laptop a few hours later.

It's gotten to where I'm now looking at moving to TezLab or something like it. I don't think there needs to be a mobile APP per se, but an optimized website for mobile…yes. If we're not going to see that, just let us know please :)


the app would be nice or at least make a mobile friendly website. Thank you


just to be clear how much is will be a game-changer for me:

Using the current UI from any mobile phone is really hard, since nothing is compatible with Mothe Mobile view

I am really reaching for alternatives just because this missing feature 🙁

BTW, Web-based change also great for my side. 

I use the Teslafi website all the time on my iPhone with no issues! There really is nothing like it out there. the only other dt logger is a self hosted system and I didn't want it to be self hosted! didn't want to miss a drive!

Yes will an app be nice, it will! do I hope they will make one, yes! but not a deal breaker!


iOS app would be nice or at least make a mobile friendly website. Thank you 


Guys if you leave this any longer you are going to be blockbusters. With the rapidly increasing EV uptake it will only be a matter of time before someone else creates an IOS or Android app that has all your features. Please give us an app 🙂


Why staying totally blind about this top of the top feature request ?

At least make the website smartphone friendly.

With the numbers of registered user you have, I think you can afford paying an app developer if you can’t do it by yourself. 


Is the iOS an official TeslaFi app? Developer is listed as Exulnet LLC. is it legit? i don't want to share my tesla info with some other company that build an app.


The CURRENT TeslaFi apps both on Google Play Store and Apple App Store are for assisting in setting up TeslaFi with your Tesla Token. This app is official but not for daily use to acces TeslaFi Data.

I tried using the Android app, but it seems to have a few problems connecting. It eventually works, but is very confusing, and getting the authentication token needs to be done every single time I run the app.  I log in to Tesla, get the token, log in to TeslaFi, and then I'm taken to a page that shows the token, and it says token received, press the refresh button to proceed; but there is no refresh button. I think it means "Save". It eventually works, but is too much work to go through every single time I run the app.


There's a TeslaFi app on Google Play. Is it genuine?


Is the iOS an official TeslaFi app? Developer is listed as Exulnet LLC. It mentions that it access Teslas servers - is it not just accessing the existing TeslaFi data? I would rather not have an additional app accessing the Tesla servers, would prefer it all going through TeslaFi.

There is an iOS app now, but I don’t get it to function just yet. Fingers crossed it will be functional soon.

sorry but this is not from here, change quickly your password, i thing it is not really! 


An ios & android app would be great, plus I think it would lead to improvements in the current web UI as you figure out how to make it usable in an app. And I suspect many people would pay extra at least to start with.


Absolutely there should be an App.


Nope, sounds like a drain to to the team - can we just focus on making the website as awesome as possible first please.


IMO if the website at least conformed to mobile screens, I'd be happier


I would love to see an iOS app to complement the website.

Do these have to be mutually exclusive? For those who don't see it as useful, perhaps you can simply not use it. For those who would like to see a subset of the data on an optimized format, it would be helpful.

Perhaps we can avoid trying to guess the pros and cons of the business model and leave that to the folks at TeslaFi. Perhaps the added cost is not worth it. Perhaps you would gain that many more users with an app available. As I suspect is the case for many, I had been using an app, Nikola in my case, because I prefer it to a website on my phone.

Does everything need to fall into such binary camps. Both have their places and ideally a company would offer multiple ways to access data.


Add me to the NO APP choice,  Too much work for your development team. I would suggest looking at PWA (Progress Web App)  This way it will work on a desktop, a laptop, a tablet and a phone just using a standard web browser.  On phones you can drag an icon onto the desktop if people want a one button app look and feel.


I don't want an app, so I guess it is not "everyone". :-)


almost 16k users, @~$50 per year =  ~$800k. I’m sure you can afford someone to build an app for you if you don’t have the time or skills to do it yourself.  Everyone wants an app…please!

Which then has to be maintained, constantly enhanced etc... I would prefer ongoing maintenance just focus on the site.


ios lütfen please


Would be amazing if you could get this into an app for Android. 


+1 - no mobile app is a huge miss


I would suggest not making an app, but instead making a PWA (Progressive Web App) This way you don't have to deal with Apple and Google stores and you just write HTML and JavaScript.  It works and acts like an app, but its just stored web pages.  Better than an app. When you visit the page, the browser will ask, Do you want to install this PWA or something along those lines.  It shows up like an icon on their desk top.  Go read about Google YouTube that that is now a PWA and no longer an coded app in the store.

Totally agree with that. We definitely deserve a mobile compliant version at least. 


an iOS app would be nice :) 


Please, please, please make an app.  Or consider partnering with another leading Tesla fan software developer (e.g. ScanMyTesla or Tesla Stats to do so.


I love this app - on the desktop, but simply taking the desktop interface and displaying it on a smart device is a cop out. Come on guys. Let's get an Android version of the app!


I recently bought a Tesla and one of the first things I did was to subscribe to TeslaFi. I have tried nearly all the other solutions, and nothing compares. But it truly boggles the mind that there is no iOS / Android app - neither an official, nor a third party one. What is keeping this from happening? As others have stated, I would be willing to pay for it - though if it comes from TeslaFi, it should really be free as we already pay for the service.


Why are the developers of TeslaFi keeping silent about there being no IOS/Android app? 


I would actually consider paying a small premium for it. The increased development time needed to meet the iOS or Android app store requirements result in more cost and maintenance to TeslaFi. Paying $50/yr currently, would consider $60/yr with app inclusion. 


Ditto that. I really don't get it. It's the best system by far that doesn't make my car wake from sleep all the time or keep it awake. But I can't fathom where there is no app yet. Heck, I'd even be happier if they had some better visualizations on the website. So much great data and no real graphical way to see much of it. a few improvements lately. Hopefully more is coming. 


It would also be nice to have some feedback from TeslaFi on this topic, which has received the most upvotes!

At this point there should just be a TeslaFi API that anyone can use.  Many people could have created excellent mobile apps if we could query TeslaFi stats.  

This lack of features (nice, reactive website that works on mobile, mobile app, etc.) is pushing me towards something like Teslascope which is cheaper and nicer looking.


IOS App please


It's actually a little silly at this point that there isn't just an app, but the website itself isn't even mobile-friendly.  I'd even be satisfied with a website that was remotely readable on my phone.  I mean an app would be ideal (I'm on Android), and I'm up-voting this.


I'd love to see an app. I'm driving around a lot in the job and it would be nice to be able to tag the drives on the road instead of trying to remember what customer was at what address. (I use my drive log to bill my customers for time).

Also on the web you don't seem to be able to select multiple drives to bulk tag them which makes tagging time consuming.

I know about automatic tagging but many times it's a new location, especially for private drives. So if I drive around all afternoon/evening, maybe a few days in a row, I have a bunch of drives to tag as "private". Doing that one by one...well.

So, an app to be able to tag on the road, and..

Ability to bulk tag drives on the web.

Would be nice.

So I'm working only on an iOS version. The first pass is going to be similar to Draggy, it will use a 10Hz GPS and record your 0-60mph plus other things and will be free. After that I'm going to add Tesla features to it using the open API. The drive features and mapping features, but those will require a subscription since they incur Server costs.  I don't do Android so no Android version.

¡Android por favor!



Its been a long time now since TeslaFi has been out there. Great application! Can we please get a iOS and Android app? Its a pain in the butt logging into the borrower to see my stats. I have logged in with the Safari but its so small I have to zoom!

It would also be great if you included all the controls as well. Basically replacing the Tesla app for the most part. I would pay to have this app! 

I'm actually looking into this. It would have a Go Server like TeslaFi which would use the Tesla API's to track the car. The iOS App would then just talk to the Go Server, this way you wouldn't have to have the App open for it to gather data. Would also have performance screens like measure 0-60mph super accurately, plus a Calendar to see your daily drives, etc.

I'm an Android guy.

Are you interested in partnering on an iOS/Android development App for Tesla? I've got some ideas and started a Go Server for this.

I wrote an android app which includes a home screen app widget.The TeslaFi API doesn't give access to all of the stats, but it still helps me from waking up my car inadvertently on my phone since I use this app for status rather than the official Tesla app.


Update: App will be free for a week starting on 2JAN


yes iOS app would be greatly appreciated....


Any update to this?


iOS App please.


Android app please.


Another big vote in favour of mobile apps & website! I think you've got fantastic functionality (have subscribed for a year), but the eye candy from rival apps is clearly drawing many new users so would be great to have some progress on this :) A mobile-friendly website would also hopefully work well on the Tesla in-car browser! 


IOS app please