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ABetterRoutePlanner is working on a mobile app
This is, in my opinion, the best route planner for EVs. I use it when I want to take a specific route or plan a trip from my couch. The developer behind the app just announced that they are working on an Android and iOS app. The app is in an early release right now but it’s functional and great to have the option to use it from a smartphone 😊
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #92
ABRP lets you enter negative charge rates to simulate camp mode
A great hack for A Better Route Planner. If you like using camp mode or want to factor in the phantom drain, Reddit user u/xdert/ shared this trick that he discovered while playing with the app to see how long he could spend the night on the route in camp mode. He tried to set a waypoint on a parking lot, selected ‘charge here’, and put in -1kw during 8 hours… and it worked!From issue #142
Amazon launches Ring Car Connect
Ring just launched a new device for your car that can extend Tesla’s Sentry Mode capabilities. Ring Car Connect gets plugged into your Tesla (all models) and taps into its cameras which can then be used in real-time. What kind of features are we talking about? If you’re familiar with Ring’s doorbell camera, we’re talking about similar things: motion and sound alerts, photo capture, cloud storage, etc. I believe Tesla is going to get there sooner or later, but it seems a good move on Ring’s side to win in the car security space outside the Tesla world.From issue #131
Announcing: teslabout open beta
Teslabout is a modern web application for viewing live and historical metrics for your Tesla. One thing that stood out when I first looked at this app is how beautifully designed it is. Teslabout offers a free plan as well as a premium plan to access historical data.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #97
Check out Tesletter's mobile app 📱
For those of you who don’t love email, we also have a mobile app. It works both for Android and iOS and it’s available to all of our patrons. In this video, we do a quick tour of it. I hope you like it!
Connect your Tesla to DIMO, and earn rewards weekly
[Sponsored] Download DIMO Mobile to access a ton of features surrounding your Tesla’s data, and earn rewards for connecting for free. DIMO does a fantastic job at visualizing car data for several cars in one app for all your cars, not just Teslas! Take advantage of DIMO’s unique resale value data to keep a pulse on your car’s value in real time, right in the app.
📲 Download the DIMO Mobile app today and see what valuable data you’re missing from the Tesla app.From issue #257
Earn $DIMO and Store your Data
[Sponsored] In the world of connected vehicle apps, DIMO is building not just an app, but an ecosystem. Connect your Tesla, see your data in a beautiful app, and use DIMO to access other service providers that can help save you money. And you can earn $DIMO, the new token launched by the DIMO Foundation.From issue #249
Find Tesla inventory cars
Lasse Edvardsen shared with us the site that he created about a year ago that make easier finding Tesla Inventory cars. In his own words “I have a lot of inventory that other inventory sites don’t have. This is especially true for the UK, USA, and Norway.”. Good job Lasse!#19
Giveaway Alert: Win a Stats for Tesla license
We’re partnering with Stats for Tesla to give away 3 licenses for their popular iOS mobile app for Tesla. Use Siri to interact with your car, check out gas savings, see the percentage of users in each firmware version, and more! Check out pinned tweet to participate. Good luck!
Check out pinned tweet to participateFrom issue #95
Giveaway Alert: Win a Tronity 1-year license
Tronity is a cloud platform to analyze your car’s data. We like Tronity because they are particularly focused on data protection and security and because they’re contributing to make the charging infrastructure more transparent. They also support multiple EV manufacturers (not only Tesla).
This week, we’re partnering with them to offer 3 1-year Tronity licenses. Check out pinned tweet to participate.
If you’re curious, create an account on Tronity using this link to get 4-week trial for being a Tesletter subscriber. Enjoy!From issue #102
How much is your Tesla worth?
[Sponsored] Did you know the value of your Tesla can vary by thousands of dollars depending on the source, the market, and the health of your car? With the used vehicle marketing all over the place, DIMO builds tools that give drivers an edge when it comes to vehicle commerce. Check out the DIMO Mobile app and the valuation feature. Sign up today - it takes less than 1 minute to get started!From issue #246
Play every PC game in your Tesla
RainwayApp brings you the joy of being able to play any PC game you want in your Tesla (while parked). You’ll need to create a ‘Dashboard’ in a PC (just once) to be able to access the games from any browser. Including your Tesla’s.
well here it is. every PC game can now be played on your Tesla via @RainwayApp right now!@elonmusk, 2B says call me. pic.twitter.com/OqJeB5FGpG— Andrew Sampson (@Andrewmd5) March 8, 2020
SentryView: For Tesla Cars
We’ve talked about this app in the past, it is done by the same developer who does Stats, but this time I wanted to talk about a great new feature they just introduced. It requires an additional in-app purchase, but it’s totally worth it. It scans the Sentry folder and marks events that are triggered by human movement in the scene. Pretty cool!From issue #184
Stats Menu Bar: For Tesla cars
The well known Stats app just released their desktop app (Mac only). If you want to check the battery status and remaining range right on your desktop without having to pull up your phone, this app is for you.#59
Tesla App 4.1
This version introduces some new cool features:
- Adjust Charge Current, scheduled departure, or scheduled charging.
- You can now enable Bioweapon Defense Mode from the app.
- Access the owner manual directly from the app. I have to admit I thought it was going to be something more sophisticated but for now, it just opens the pdf.
- View Solar troubleshooting and videos.
The first two features required a version of the firmware that isn’t out yet. This new version seems to not be out for Android just yet.From issue #183
Some people like the idea of logging information about their car but they don’t want to install 3rd party apps that they don’t control. If that is your case, you should try Tesla Mate. The downside is that it requires some tech chops and for you to host the code.
See more: GitHubFrom issue #87
Tesla's new leasing experience
Tesla is moving its lease experience to the Tesla Account. According to an email Tesla sent to owners, the change will be happening early in 2021 and it will also include new management options such as extending or transferring the lease, purchasing your car, selling to non-Tesla dealers, reporting a total loss and requesting an early lease termination.From issue #142
TeslaMate – Tesla logger (step-by-step Docker installation guide – DigitalOcean)
Last week we talked about TeslaMate. This week we’re sharing a step-by-step guide put together by Satheesh (one of our subscribers) to help you get it up and running. If you are interested but don’t know how to start, give it a try!
Read more: Step-by-step guideFrom issue #88
TeslaTheater.com offering full-screen apps
TeslaTheater.com is a free service for Tesla owners that allows you to easily view different streaming media apps in full screen vs. just in the small browser window. To use it, open TeslaTheater.com on the web browser of your Tesla (MCU2 only) and tap on “Enable Full Screen”, that should launch the Youtube App in full screen and then redirect you to TeslaTheater.com.
Just this past week, I was telling Vanessa about creating a site exactly like this one. Glad to see someone has done it already!
Tessie for iOS & Android: Make life with a Tesla even better
I love seeing Tesla owners coming up with their own product ideas, both hardware, and software. This week I came across this new app (Tessie) and it looks gorgeous! It also has some smart notifications that I like, for instance, it alerts you if there is supposed to rain and your windows are open. You can read more about their approach to security and other things in this Reddit post.From issue #152
The Best Companion App For Your Tesla
DIMO is a simple, beautiful app that allows you to collect and store all the data from your Tesla for free. They’re building an ecosystem of services to help you save money and get the most out of your car, and early adopters can earn rewards just for contributing data. Sign up today - it takes less than 1 minute to get started!From issue #222
The Best Companion App For Your Tesla
[Sponsored] DIMO is a simple, beautiful app that allows you to collect and store all the data from your Tesla for free. They’re building an ecosystem of services to help you save money and get the most out of your car, and early adopters can earn rewards just for contributing data. Sign up today - it takes less than 1 minute to get started!From issue #231
The ultimate Tesla web app
Mother Frunker - yeah you read that correctly 🤣- has developed a web app with several useful apps and shortcuts right there on his Model 3. It all started as a way for him to quickly access Reddit while charging, and as he started adding more functionality, he decided to release it so we all can use it. Take a look at the video and check the app by visiting https://motherfrunker.ca/app from the browser in your car.#61
Your Tesla on Web3: Own your car data with DIMO
[Sponsored] With DIMO, you can have a pulse on how your Tesla’s resale value at any given moment. Real-time data in the palm of your hand. Discover the power of owning your vehicle’s data with DIMO’s web3 technology. A great, user-friendly way to get you or anyone you know introduced to web3 tech while earning $DIMO tokens each week your Tesla is connected. Download the DIMO Mobile app today and get your car connected for free.From issue #253
Zoom in your Tesla?
Zoom has officially announced that Tesla owners will be able to use Zoom from their cars soon. In the video, the Zoom app seems to be using the cabin camera located above the rear-view mirror.From issue #241