indyflick
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iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:31 am

Nissan should partner with Google to offer a Nissan LEAF gadget for iGoogle. If you're not familiar, iGoogle is a customizable start page, which lets you add applications (called gadgets) and change background etc. With iGoogle, I could use my notebook (or any web connected PC) to access my Nissan LEAF. Certainly such an iGoogle gadget could support the simple operations and metrics (start HVAC, charging status, etc.) I've read about for the smartphone app. It could also be an easy way to sync the music you have on your notebook to your LEAF.

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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:03 am

They should just let us do this through their website. All computers/smartphones have a browser anyway ....

And let enterprising developers develop apps for any platform by publishing an API later ...
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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:08 am

evnow wrote:They should just let us do this through their website. All computers/smartphones have a browser anyway ....

And let enterprising developers develop apps for any platform by publishing an API later ...
That could certainly work as well. However, I've been a little underwhelmed with the Nissan's LEAF website. While it's big on bling, it's low on performance and stability. The latter two attributes are the foundation of a website. If you can't get that solid, then by all means stay away from the bling.

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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:11 am

indyflick wrote:That could certainly work as well. However, I've been a little underwhelmed with the Nissan's LEAF website. While it's big on bling, it's low on performance and stability. The latter two attributes are the foundation of a website. If you can't get that solid, then by all means stay away from the bling.
Yes - for the "MyCar" interface - hopefully they will develop a simple HTML interface, either optimized for mobile or a separate mobile website.
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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:36 pm

I have full confidence that someone. Will develop an android app soon after the Leaf launch
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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:45 pm

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_16044567?nclick_check=1
Google's Android leapfrogging over iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows

By the end of this year, Google's Android smartphone operating system will in a single year have leapfrogged competitors like Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry and Microsoft Windows phones in global popularity, and will challenge Nokia to become the world's most popular mobile OS by 2014, research firm Gartner said Friday.
It will be interesting to see how my hometown company's Windows 7 mobile phones that come out this winter fare.
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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:51 pm

200,000 new android. Activations daily. Some say it will pass nokia as the most popular smartphone by 2014. I strongly. Doubt it will take that long
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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:52 pm

Yes and let me connect through standard wifi instead of this proprietory carwings (one more subscription) nonsense.
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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:04 pm

smkettner wrote:Yes and let me connect through standard wifi instead of this proprietory carwings (one more subscription) nonsense.
+1 Exactly!

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Re: iGoogle Nissan LEAF Gadget

Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:07 pm

smkettner wrote:Yes and let me connect through standard wifi instead of this proprietory carwings (one more subscription) nonsense.
And the std wifi works everywhere in the city, while on the move ?

You are comparing apples & oranges here. I like them both ...
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