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Windows Mobile App Petition for Automatic: Car Diagnostics

Timlovesbikes
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Please take a minute to sign this online petition!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/windows-phone-8-app-to-work-with-automatic-link

Automatic is a small device that plugs into your car's OBD port and diagnoses engine codes, as well as track various statistics and trip information.

https://www.automatic.com/home/

I received this item as a gift only to find that the associated app is not available on the windows store. The company seems very transparent in the fact that they would love to support windows devices, but they simply do not have the resources to devote to a platform with so little market share. The CEO, Marketing manager, and chief engineer have all chimed in on this in multiple forum topics on their site. In fact, their customer service department sent me the petition link themselves.

As a community, it is up to Windows Phone users to take actions like this in order to help close the app gap!

If anyone else has a petition similar to this for any app they would like to see supported, I encourage you to post a link in this thread and I will certainly sign.

Thank you all for your support!

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Re: Windows Mobile App Petition for Automatic: Car Diagnostics

Ann154
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As Windows phone customers you should be requesting the company to add support. Companies tend not to make something if they don't know if there is a need for it.

Verizon has other solutions for car diagnostics. http://www.verizonwireless.com/vzw/mobile/browse/deviceDetails.jsp?deviceProdId=dev1040060

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: Windows Mobile App Petition for Automatic: Car Diagnostics

SickFreak
Sr. Member

If they make this a Windows 10 Universal app, it'll work on any Windows 10 device.  Yes, I know you're asking for WP8, but I think having them go UWA is the best option moving forward.

Re: Windows Mobile App Petition for Automatic: Car Diagnostics

Timlovesbikes
Member

I didn't create the petition but I'm sure they'll figure that out when they get to development

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Re: Windows Mobile App Petition for Automatic: Car Diagnostics

rcschnoor
Sr. Leader

Timlovesbikes wrote:

Please take a minute to sign this online petition!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/windows-phone-8-app-to-work-with-automatic-link

Automatic is a small device that plugs into your car's OBD port and diagnoses engine codes, as well as track various statistics and trip information.

https://www.automatic.com/home/

I received this item as a gift only to find that the associated app is not available on the windows store. The company seems very transparent in the fact that they would love to support windows devices, but they simply do not have the resources to devote to a platform with so little market share. The CEO, Marketing manager, and chief engineer have all chimed in on this in multiple forum topics on their site. In fact, their customer service department sent me the petition link themselves.

So this company wants you to petition someone else to make an app to be able to use their product???

Isn't it the manufacturer's responsibility to get people using their product???? I can't think of many successful companies who rely on other companies for their products to be useful.

"Here's our product. Unfortunately, you may not be able to use it UNLESS you can talk some other company into making software for you to use it."


Doesn't sound like much of a business model.

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