I got EVnotify working today. The key is the dongle - there are lots of cheap counterfeits that don't work well.EVNotify's dev was on the real time chat during Bjorn's live stream of his ID4 range test and was mentioning that he is planning to add lot more info for ID4/3. But that maybe the android app.
can you recommend a retailer or dongle that worked for you?
This is probably because Apple blocks normal bluetooth (BT) connections that I do all the time on Android, and requires any device manufacturer who wants to use it to purchase their 'authentication chip' whose only purpose is to ensure that Apple gets paid something for every BT device you connect. I have been writing apps using BT for both OS for as long as they have existed. So for Apple, you have to buy a more expensive and more complicated dongle (or any other device like headphones) that has that extra chip and firmware, and your app has to have the extra code to ensure that Apple got paid their cut, then it will connect with BT (but still not simple like android or windows.) Another option for connecting to Apple that some have used to get around that limit is a wifi dongle, which I don't like since it has a lot of other problems. Bluetooth LE (low energy) is another workaround for the stupid apple BT limits, but its very slow and limited set of BT so I would not recommend that either, since I like to monitor and log a lot of data in real time.I got the Veepeak dongle and I was able to use Car Scanner ELM ODB2 and it saw the car and connected. Couldn’t find a way to get meaningful EV insights though because it is a very clunky / complicated app.
I tried EV notify but couldn’t select an OBD2 device because the selection bar is broken on iOS.
Note OBDeleven is android only, and so is Torque pro and ALL of the best apps, due to the apple restrictions I outline above which made full featured iOS apps using BT a giant mess. EVnotify and many other apps have not figured out the apple mess yet, and get lots of 1 star reviews due to it.
Thats new and I had not seen. The drawback there is you can only use it with their BTLE dongle, so it will always be very limited features and very slow, and thats why it gets such bad reviews on the app store. But at least thats better than EVnotify and many other apps that don't explain about the 4 very different types of dongles and which type may work or not. I would strongly recommend against a BTLE device, having many of them that I have had to write code for. BT classic is simple, very fast for multiple real time displays on screen at once, and just works after a simple pairing, but not on iOS. For all the tech types here: BTLE gets a max data rate of 9kbps if the app was good with coding, while BT classic is 2100kbps with simple code.OBDeleven is iOS compatible, but there are more features if using Android.
No I don't have my car, waiting for AWD.I'm going to get myself an older android device and a bluetooth dongle so i can use evnotify with abrp - anything you would suggest I avoid? I'm not sure if evnotify supports the ID.4 yet, it definitely has nothing VW in the ios version.
@SunWizard do you have your car yet? You mentioned writing a torque profile when you have it.
No need to. Car Scanner Elm Obd2 app works on iOS:Perfect. I'll have to find myself an inexpensive Android and stuff it somewhere.