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do you plan to make ios/android app?

licong02@gmail.com 3 years ago updated by tesla2019fi 2 weeks ago 63
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Not that anyone asked, but Android has a much larger reach globally

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My experience is that iOS is bigger, when it comes to Tesla drivers. Either way, both iOS and Android should have an app (or mobile friendly/resposive layout)

If you look at the socioeconomics of Android v iPhone users, the percentage of Tesla owners that use an iPhone has to blow away those who use android. 

For example, 70% of e-commerce in the US is conducted over iphones.  With Android around 30%.  The average household income of iPhone users is $85k a year compared to Android of $61,000 a year. 

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iOS for sure. 

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+1 for an iOS app!

iOS please. Is anyone in the support team seeing this request?


Thanks.

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I agree, iOS and Android - or at least a mobile friendly UI. But native apps with popups is no. 1

Yeah!! Please do.

much appreciated if there can be an iOS app, I will pay a one-off price for the app

IOS plaese,


Thanks

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Even mobile-responsive coding that would make viewing on a mobile better would be great!

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Yes, agree. I was thinking the same thing.  To me, an app would be a waste of time and resources.  It's a pain in the butt making apps for various platforms and keeping them up to date.  After all, we are looking at data, not controlling anything.   Thus, having the server detect the platform and redirecting to a set of web pages that display the most common desired data in a mobile friendly format would be easier to create and maintain and keep on the server side.  I don't think I'm telling TeslaFi anything they don't already know.  It's obvious from this site, smart coding is going on here.  Just saying it for other folks here.

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At least mobile friendly pages would help.

Agteed mobile app would be great. Trial it on Android first as it's easier to develop and publish. Then when working well push it to iOS

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Uh, as I mentioned somewhere, my thought is an app is a waste of time.  And trying to develop it for 2 platforms is even worse.   How do I know?  I've done apps.   Just having a smart phone friendly version of the web site is a lot simpler and faster to create and not platform specific.  ;-)

Agree! Let's start with a responsive site that works on mobile browsers and, as the audience grows, move into apps. 

iOS app would be great!

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Please. For a subscription service at least iOS and Android are crucial. Please.

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I think creating an iOS or Android app would be overkill. If anything, the site should be made more responsive. If there's a need to have an actual app, perhaps it can just be a simple app container that pulls in the responsive site with a few added elements (like keeping you signed in or allowing Touch ID to sign you in). 

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I don't see the need for an app. The webpages load just fine on my devices.

Honestly, there is so much detail on the pages that I much prefer using a computer and monitor any time I'm adding tagged locations anyway. There isn't much interaction we need to be make with the data while out and about with only our mobile devices.

yup, I also agree.  When people want an iphone app, I wonder what is it that they want to see or do on an app?  I think I might have mentioned this at one time, but an iphone friendly web page with a few important pieces of data is much easier to create and maintain than separate apps for different mobile platforms.  Just my one man opinion from having done stuff like this in the past.

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Why is an app needed? The webapp just works fine on my Android. If I had a request it would only be that it would be a more responsive design.

the "remember me" login feature doesnt work on chrome / android... annoying to keep popping open my password manager to login.

Software Developer here. It wouldn't be too hard to make a cross-platform app. I've worked on a couple apps using Xamarin Forms Toolkit for .NET. Just released a new app for my work to both app stores this past week. Whether it is necessary is another question.
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Palm Pilot please.

Yes, the monochrome Vx! I still have my old ODB2 scanner that uses a palm pilot....man, how far we’ve come.

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Although I agree that mobile apps are mostly unnecessary from a technical point of view, I believe they are quite valuable as a way to extend the TeslaFi fleet, which I would very much like to see happen. 

I think there are a lot of folks like myself who primarily use mobile phones and tablets, only rarely using a desktop. Many do not own a desktop, seldom use a web browser, and look primarily to apps for utility and for efficient use of limited screen real-estate. I suspect this segment is growing proportionally, and especially prevalent among Model 3 owners. Note that the TeslaFi fleet only has roughly 1300 model 3s out of a total of 3600 vehicles, whereas the proportion on the highway is probably at least two-thirds model 3.

Take a look at the presentation quality of a smartphone app like “Stats for Tesla”. You can very quickly get a good statistical picture for the screen real-estate size. Of course it doesn’t have some of the nice features of TeslaFi like drives by tagged location, but my point is the good use of screen real estate and ease of use.

What the mobile apps don’t have that TeslaFi does, is a central database on a server, which sounds like nerdspeak who cares, but makes all the difference to me. I have lots of mobile devices, I like to populate most of them with the same apps, but I don’t want half a dozen mobile apps all talking to Tesla servers (and hence to my car) at the same time. This means not only unnecessary traffic and potential vampire drain, but inconsistent and duplicated data that is backed up only on my devices. These apps can only work to gather data when the mobile device has good connectivity, so the quality and consistency of the data is going to be inferior to that from a 24/7 web server application.

What I would like to see is a high-quality mobile app screen interface that uses TeslaFi APIs instead of Tesla APIs. I could have as many as I like, they wouldn’t be storing there own data, and wouldn’t be generating extra trafic.

Have I beat this to death sufficiently? ;)

My companion at is Dashboard for Tesla.

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As an iOS developer I have to agree with those that have stated that making an app (or two) would be a waste of resources for what this service does. A nice mobile friendly site would be a much better use of resources.

really need a mobile friendly site.  

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Please  - either an app or a mobile friendly web design would be really nice - also a responsive web design so the whole page does not need to refresh when applying tags would be great too

Android needed. 

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I do iOS development, been thinking about doing an App for Tesla. Actually started one, and I have the Tesla API's working.

Want to get a fully rigged 3D car model in Collada (That's what Xcode takes), and then you'd see your car in 3D with open doors, trunks, etc.

Any interest in partnering on an iOS App? The App would call TeslaFi API's so it would have access to history and more detailed data.

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I'd like my favourite mobile OS also. Let's start a discussion, or don't!

If anything, the site is fully functional as is. The proper way in my humble opinion wouldn't be to create an app.  It would require the developer to support the app on a multitude of operating systems. Besides having to probably learn how to code it for a specific OS. Either it being Android or iOS.

The easiest would be a responsive web interface that has a better mobile device display. Currently you see the full desktop site, which can be difficult to see on a smartphone. By doing a responsive website  all mobile devices could be targetted without requiring development of an Operating System specific app.

Have they said if this is something they will look into doing?

While teslafi is hard to use on mobile, as compromise a mobile compatible website would work on any smartphone. :) 

But if you decide to build the mobile app and you want someone who can actually make it butter smooth and cool AF... I can vouch for Darken who build the SD Maid App

https://mobile.twitter.com/d4rken

Please, please, please make an app! Your competitors have apps and may start taking away your business. My number one request for the app would be the ability to schedule events. Doing that on the website is very cumbersome.

I made multiple recommendations 2 years ago for improving the Scheduling system.  I think 1 of them was implemented.  If the developers would make a few changes it would really be helpful.  Also, maybe they could create a "mobile version" of the web site to be easier to use on the phone.

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iOS app please!

Another vote for a mobile responsive TeslaFi site. Seems easier / better than an app. That said, if you have the bandwidth to to apps (and please don't just focus on once ecosystem!), it might help with getting the word out since a lot of people just search for apps vs. searching the web.

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please let me help make teslafi mobile optimized. Cheap as Free! Email me at andrew@mellenger.com if you are interested and I can divert some dev resources to this project. 

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Android app or mobile friendly website!

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Come one guys. An app would make you richer. The competion is growing, So make an iphone or android app

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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! 

Android app please.

iOS App please.