Keith I Myers – 2014-06-08 18:47:52-0400 – Updated: 2014-06-08 18:47:52-0400Attention all +Google Glass Owners,
I have created a cool IFTTT recipe to help you get real-time engine alerts delivered directly to your Google Glass as soon as the light comes on. No searching for engine codes or visiting the mechanic as you will actually see the real reason. From Loose Gas Caps to a bad fuel pump, know exactly what is wrong with your car.
The application is very easy easy to setup and there are only 2 small hardware requirements.
1) An Android Phone (sorry, no iOS support yet but it is coming from what I hear)
2) A Bluetooth OBDC Connector ($15.00 on Amazon) ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&index=aps&keywords=bluetooth%20OBD&linkCode=ur2&tag=kmyers-20&linkId=VHWFXXXU5YW7HNRV )
Once you have the hardware, the setup process is easy.
1) Download the “Dash” application for Android from the Google Play Store
2) Purchase and Install the ODBC2 Bluetooth Module
3) Pair your Android Phone to your OBDC2 Dongle following the instructions in Dash.by.
4) Go through the Dash setup wizard 5) Activate the IFTTT Glass Channel
6) Activate the IFTTT Dash Channel
7) Activate this recipe by visiting https://ifttt.com/recipes/181486-send-dash-engine-alerts-to-google-glass
Amazon.com: bluetooth OBD
Shared to the community Glass Explorers – Public+1’d by: Jack Kassing, Anders Jacobsen, พิตชิต จิตอารี, Chris Pugrud, Bryan Foster, Ryan McNeilReshared by: Hannah MayleWilliam Figueroa – 2014-06-08 18:59:24-0400I get this on my phone with automatic. Just waiting for them yo oish a Glass app. Hopefully its on their radar. Keith I Myers – 2014-06-08 20:13:43-0400+William Figueroa – Automatic is nice but Android support is in Beta and you need to purchase a costly OBDC connector.
Dash works with a generic connector. Michael Moyer – 2014-06-08 20:37:02-0400+Keith I Myers I tried Dash out for a couple days but ended up deleting it because it was always running in the background causing wake locks and constant GPS pull. Any suggestions for fixing that other than forcing the application to end after a drive?Keith I Myers – 2014-06-09 00:16:38-0400+Michael Moyer – I think to some extent this is intentional as Dash will always try to connect automatically to the bluetooth module. This ultimately makes it a more seamless experience to the end user at a cost of a bit of battery. You can turn this off in the settings menu.
The GPS polls are used for the location tracking, parking assistant and locating gas stations nearby. Michael Moyer – 2014-06-09 06:52:19-0400+Keith I Myers I’m OK with it using the GPS, ITs when the app disconnects from the Bluetooth dongle that it needs to do a better job of going to sleep. Completely kills my battery if I forget to force close it.