Tag: MirrorLink

Real multitasking on your Android!

Floating Apps 4.7

Version 4.7: Many changes across the app

Floating Apps 4.7 is here and it comes with many improvements across the whole app. There are so many new things, that this article is split into more parts, so there is enough space to not only provide the list of them but also add a few tips on how to benefit from them. 1.…
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Floating Google Maps

Version 4.7: New Google Maps with route finding!

Until now, floating Google Maps was just a small tool to check “where the heck I am” or to quickly find an address. It’s no longer true! New Google Maps allows choosing starting point or destination by just clicking on the map or by searching address. It’s not necessary to choose the starting point; it’s enough…
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MirrorLink & installed apps

MirrorLink & installed apps

  MirrorLink limitations Please understand that MirrorLink blocks launching normal installed apps and it’s not our fault. MirrorLink is designed to do it and it actively tries to stop you from running other than certified apps! It’s possible to run only some apps, and it also depends on your phone and vehicle. Usually, it needs…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

If you experiment with the full MirrorLink, you probably miss Android’s standard keyboard on your infotainment screen. In the new version of Floating Apps for Auto (4.6), there is a solution for it! 1. Open the main app and tap Floating Buttons in the menu. 2. Using Floating Buttons needs extra permission to access Accessibility…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

When the car is moving faster than 5-6 km/h, the standard phone’s keyboard cannot be used over MirrorLink. That’s pretty irritating. Floating Apps comes with its floating keyboard that can be used only with built-in floating apps. It’s not possible to “inject” texts into other apps. However, it’s possible using the system’s clipboard and copy-paste…
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All about Floating Apps for Auto

All about Floating Apps for Auto

  Questions & Answers •  Using floating apps in your car •  MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage   Guides & How-To’s •  MirrorLink & installed apps •  Complete Guide: How to use Floating Apps for Auto in your car •  Floating Buttons •  Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto •  Beautiful analog clock over MirrorLink…
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Floating Apps for Auto QA: Using floating apps in your car

Floating Apps for Auto Q&A: Using floating apps in your car

  How can I start installed apps using Launcher? It works on the phone but not in the car. Floating Apps for Auto is a special version of normal Floating Apps and comes with all features so that it can be used in the car as well as on the phone only. Floating Launcher was…
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Floating Apps for Auto QA: MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage

Floating Apps for Auto Q&A: MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage

  Is Floating Apps for Auto going to work in my car? Your car must be equipped with radio/infotainment supporting MirrorLink 1.1. Known manufacturers of such vehicles are VW, Audi, Seat, Škoda, Citroen, Peugeot, DS, Honda and some models of Suzuki, Mercedes, Kia, Toyota, Buick, Subaru, and others. Have a look at the list available…
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Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

As the first thing, it’s important to mention that this is not an official way and may not work in your car or on your phone. It’s a hack that is tested mainly with Samsung phones, and they have a bit different support of the freeform mode. Since the freeform mode is a part of…
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Beautiful analog clock over MirrorLink

With Floating Apps for Auto, you can do a lot of things, that were not possible previously, on the infotainment of your car using MirrorLink connected device. Now, you are not limited to just certified apps and you can use many of features available in Floating Apps. However, some users want one single thing –…
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