Love your cars and technology? This article is tailor-made for you. The world of technology is always on the move, and it seems these days it’s accelerating, a whole world of innovative technology crowding the market. If you love your car sound system and won’t settle for anything less than finding that perfect tone, then check out these 6 in-car apps that’ll help you enjoy being inside you car much more.
Tunelink is an advanced in-car audio accessory that offers wireless Bluetooth connection with your Smart Phone and your car’s sound system. Being universal, TuneLink can also connect directly to your auxiliary input. Boasting the best quality Bluetooth transceiver, an FM transmitter and a superb fast-charge USB charging, TuneLink’s app brings a real piece of innovation to a market crowded with clunky docks, poor-performing dongle FM transmitters.
Designers, New Potato, have created a version of TuneLink Auto specifically for the Android platform too, so now all Smart Phones are compatible.
Car Audio Deck
This is a really cool app – imagine turning your iPhone or iPod into a car audio deck. Car Audio Deck is presented well with a crisp LCD display, realistic deck buttons and a classic style volume dial.
This was designed for in-car use, inspired by brands such as Alpine, Pioneer and JVC. This app is the perfect quality accessory for your car – big, bold and it provides endless hours of fun. The style, design and vibe of the app is maybe destined to cater to more luxury line cars like a Jaguar or luxury BMW estate , make no mistake though. All you need is a smartphone.
This app designed by creators Pure, switches your Apple or Android device into a portable radio with 16,000+ internet stations. As long as your car has an aux-input, you can enjoy these stations through your car’s speakers–a brilliant way of listening to music and talk shows from all 4 corners of the world. Ensure a decent mobile signal and if you’re within your data allowance, you’ll have endless choices of in-car entertainment.
Car Audio is a great app that will explain all the necessary technical knowledge about electroacustic installations – an interesting way to learn about sound installations for vehicles. Car Audio includes a Decibels Calculator so you can calculate the Sound Pressure Levels (dB) that are achieved in the interior of your vehicle. The Calculator is an easy and useful addition, allowing you to know how many decibels you can achieve with a system before installation.
The Matrix is an app designed to eliminate that annoying guesswork trying to find the correct box/sub combination to suit your vehicle. Before going ahead and purchasing a subwoofer, tap the drop-down menu, and Bassworx’ Optimization Matrix will select the enclosures best suited for your subwoofer. Their database contains the correct enclosure volume for sealed and ported applications, as suggested by the manufacturers. This is a simple app that saves you endless hassle trying to perfect that sub sound.
JL Audio Tools
JL Audio Tools includes a SPL Meter, an RTA, and a Speaker Polarity tester function. There are four audio calculators designed to aid with car audio installation and testing. SPL features a special microphone built in to correct the iPhone and iPod touch mics, ensuring their best output. The RTA is a 1/3-octave band Real Time Analyzer, featuring microphone compensation to indicate the flattest readings using your iPhone or iPod mics. You can also check your speaker polarity, and an upgrade adds extra filters for bass woofers, midrange, and the tweeters, generating a test signal internally.