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Last Updated: December 28th, 2012

Code Sector (the name behind popular speedometer app SpeedView) recently brought to market a highly customizable car home app, introducing InDrive: Custom Car Home to the Play Store.

InDrive's primary features are neatly contained in its three swipe-able screens: Apps, GPS, and Music. The Apps screen allows you to create a set of custom app shortcuts. The screen comes preloaded with shortcuts to Navigation and Phone, but there are sixteen more slots waiting to be customized. The GPS screen houses what Code Sector calls the "trip computer," which displays your current speed, odometer, average speed, driving time, and plenty of other info. The Music screen is an area where InDrive really shines, for those who use PowerAMP anyway. The app has great integration with PowerAMP, essentially embedding the popular music player's functionality in InDrive's car home UI.

Those not using PowerAMP, though, are only able to perform basic actions like skipping songs, and Code Sector does not guarantee support for music apps other than Google Music.

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If you're looking for a new car home app, InDrive is worth checking out – the app gives users a fourteen day trial before requiring an unlocker, so there's plenty of time to decide whether the full version's $1.95 price tag is worth it.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • MicroNix

    How about a comparison to Car Home Ultra? Even though this one has PowerAMP integration, the UI of CHU is just outstanding! Not to mention multiple screens of customizable buttons.

    • http://twitter.com/Poweramp2 Poweramp

      I think there was a mistake on the review, this app has 18 slots of customizable launch icons (3 pages).

    • http://soundmaven.com/ Andrew Smirnov

      CarHome Ultra's UI is outstanding? Is this some kind of irony?

  • sssgadget

    One thing missing just after a few minutes is Night mode. CHU comparison would be great.

  • Firelight

    I'll stick with Car Home Ultra. More app shortcuts and music control with better GPS functionality

    • http://chrisbauer.org Chris Bauer

      But oh god that design! It burns the eyes!

  • http://chrisbauer.org Chris Bauer

    Just ditched Sense for CM10, one of about 2 things I miss about it is HTC's excellent car app. This is excellent timing!

  • http://soundmaven.com/ Andrew Smirnov

    There is a slight mistake in the review. The Apps screen has 18 shortcut slots, not six, the other 12 are just hidden from view.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Fixed that error, thanks!

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