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Alex@BagRiders
11-08-2011, 09:07 AM
AccuAir announced the introduction of their iLevel for the iPhone at SEMA last week. It sounds like there are plans for an Android release after the iPhone app goes live. What do you guys think?

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Jorge
11-08-2011, 09:16 AM
Winner right there, shame I don't own accuair or an iPhone.

525iT_Feen
11-08-2011, 09:30 AM
I was waiting for them to do this. So fucking bad ass.

eckjeremy
11-08-2011, 09:31 AM
dude that rocks

TheRev
11-08-2011, 01:10 PM
Fucking genius!

If only I had bags/iPhone/working car worth bagging...

D&W
11-08-2011, 01:35 PM
will get for sure

Zombie247
11-08-2011, 03:17 PM
there is going to be a million questions for this but, if someone else has the app and they riding next to you can that slam your car down? what kind of ID system with the ilevel and the car have between each other?

525iT_Feen
11-08-2011, 03:50 PM
there is going to be a million questions for this but, if someone else has the app and they riding next to you can that slam your car down? what kind of ID system with the ilevel and the car have between each other?

I'm almost possitive there is going to be a way to code it to the ecu to prevent that. I can't imagine several people at one event with the app all screwing up each others ride height.

Alex@BagRiders
11-08-2011, 04:24 PM
there is going to be a million questions for this but, if someone else has the app and they riding next to you can that slam your car down? what kind of ID system with the ilevel and the car have between each other?

It will have some sort of pin or password that is unique to your phone/ system. So as long as you don't tell your friends, no one will be able to screw with you.

Thestu
11-08-2011, 05:14 PM
Surely you would make a better interface than that...its the same as the bloody switchspeed...Seems uselessss!

Rally
11-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Surely you would make a better interface than that...its the same as the bloody switchspeed...Seems uselessss!

Why change something when it works so well?

It's hardly useless as the switchspeed is wired and remains in one location in your car. The iphone can be used anywhere inside or outside the car wirelessly. I'm sure the iphone allows much more room for additional user interface as well.

Thestu
11-08-2011, 05:33 PM
Why change something when it works so well?

It's hardly useless as the switchspeed is wired and remains in one location in your car. The iphone can be used anywhere inside or outside the car wirelessly. I'm sure the iphone allows much more room for additional user interface as well.

I made a wireless SNES controller with more functions than that silly iphone app for $30...I just think there are better ways to spend coin unless they make it more worth while!

Its a cool idea but I think they need to work on it a bit more and have a few more functions and a different layout...They could be thinking a little more outside the box considering its just software!

NegativeCamber
11-08-2011, 05:45 PM
I made a wireless SNES controller with more functions than that silly iphone app for $30...I just think there are better ways to spend coin unless they make it more worth while!

Its a cool idea but I think they need to work on it a bit more and have a few more functions and a different layout...They could be thinking a little more outside the box considering its just software!

is there a price stated for the phone app? its just another option for those with the system to incorporate a wireless controller and without being overdone. of course anyone can learn to write a program to do the same thing. if you wanted something that strayed away from the original product, you would write your own.

Thestu
11-08-2011, 06:15 PM
is there a price stated for the phone app? its just another option for those with the system to incorporate a wireless controller and without being overdone. of course anyone can learn to write a program to do the same thing. if you wanted something that strayed away from the original product, you would write your own.

This is true. I would approximate $250-300 for the Bluetooth module and software component.

I don't want to stray away from the sheep but I would like to see a little more initiative from these guys...they do a great job but I think they could do more!

Rally
11-08-2011, 06:52 PM
Its a cool idea but I think they need to work on it a bit more and have a few more functions and a different layout...They could be thinking a little more outside the box considering its just software!

It's a bit soon to be making so many blind judgments. They haven't even released a price or list of functions yet... You're just looking at teaser pics.

Thestu
11-08-2011, 07:09 PM
It's a bit soon to be making so many blind judgments. They haven't even released a price or list of functions yet... You're just looking at teaser pics.

If it was a pink pony teaser pic they posted we would be talking about that! :rofl

I'm just talking about what I can see...there are no blind judgements. There was a question asked in the first paragraph: "what do you guys think?" I don't like fighting, this is purely my opinion of what is seen here. :)

(The costs I talked about would be pretty spot on with the technology they are using)

Oxer
11-08-2011, 10:56 PM
To be completely honest stu, What they have done with the iphone app is what most people who have thought about controlling an accuair system remotley want. At the end of the day the vu4 manifold is only a 3/8 system. In most cars it isnt exactly a "fast" set up, so the whole "inovation" of controlling the system doesnt need to be out of this world.

They have taken their system, which I might add is already advanced in the fact that the system can detect errors and show codes, and used the same interface which users are familiar with.

Anyone can create software and make a different interface, but what more is needed on an iphone?

Anything more then this would be overkill.

D&W
11-09-2011, 01:42 AM
this app is exactly how I would want it to look. perfect and great useability

trism
11-09-2011, 02:16 AM
this is fucking awesome.

Bluetooth connectivity im assuming?

awesome for controlling the system when your not even in the car.

Imagine parking it on a busy street with cafes etc, sitting in one of the cafes, acting like youre messaging, when youre making the car dance. maaaaaaaaad

Thestu
11-09-2011, 04:10 PM
Yeh I understand that ox. Maybe my imagination runs to wild for everyone.

Oxer
11-09-2011, 04:18 PM
Yeh I understand that ox. Maybe my imagination runs to wild for everyone.

You dont have accuair anyway lol.



You need a 1/2 inch system with tanks of nitrogen.

NegativeCamber
11-09-2011, 04:24 PM
if you fill your tanks with helium, your car will float when you inflate the bags.

Thestu
11-09-2011, 05:05 PM
You dont have accuair anyway lol.



You need a 1/2 inch system with tanks of nitrogen.


WAH you on smack? yes I do ox :)

Yeh 1/2's are going in my buggggg.


if you fill your tanks with helium, you car will float when you inflate the bags.

This ^

hinrichs
11-09-2011, 07:49 PM
even thought i already have the remotes for my e-level...prolly going to be getting this...one less thing to have attached to my keys

EvilIntentions
11-09-2011, 09:55 PM
With regards to AccuAir "thinking more outside the box" lest we forget that this is a business. They have spent time, energy, and resources developing what is accepted as being an exceptional product. In this iPhone app they have simply amended their current system with additional functionality through an alternate, and VASTLY popular, control mechanism. There is no sense in spending the businesses time or resources re-creating the wheel. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I think we as enthusiasts can forget that a business does not have the flexibility to change style or presentation as quickly as we the individual can.

I personally like the idea, I like the fact that it correlates directly to what is currently offered in the system, and I would frown upon a mismatch just for the sake of something different. I don't see this as unimaginative, but properly functional. All the more reason that I'm saving for AccuAir! For all that I can see, and all I have heard, I love their products and the way they conduct business.

StatusRacing
11-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Surely you would make a better interface than that...its the same as the bloody switchspeed...Seems uselessss!

It makes perfect sense from a usability standpoint to keep the cotnrols as similar as possible to the current system. Also, from a branding/marketing side of things, as well.

If every VW had a different way of turning the headlights on, that'd get a bit frustrating, wouldn't it?

Alex@BagRiders
11-10-2011, 04:05 PM
AccuAir just posted up the official lowdown of the iLevel on their Facebook page. Here's the answers to a few of your questions: (quoted directly from AccuAir)

Its finally official... AccuAir Announces: “i-Level” App to be released in 2012!!!

AccuAir announced its “i-Level” app at last week's 2011 SEMA Show and yielded an overwhelming response. Scheduled for release in 2012, the "i-Level" app will give users full control over their Air Suspension System through a smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app will be designed to look and operate very similar to the popular e-Level TouchPad interface, yet the iPhone and Android's vast capabilities will allow for expanded features limited only by YOUR imaginations. That's right, AccuAir has started their first-ever enthusiast-based Development Team to share thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for exactly how the “i-Level” app should look and perform.

AccuAir expects the “i-Level” app to be used alongside one of the existing hard-wired interfaces like the TouchPad or Rocker Switch, but a full feature-set and more is scheduled for the exciting new e-Level accessory. Some key features currently scheduled for the “i-Level” app are listed below:
- Down-loadable for FREE through the App Store.
- Utilizes WIFI to communicate with a new wireless receiver that will plug-n-play to the e-Level ECU.
- Primary app features will be compatible with all existing e-Level systems (some advanced app features may require a FREE ECU firmware update by AccuAir).

Primary “i-Level” app features:
- Select or save from the e-Level system's three automatic height settings.
- Manually adjust the height of all four corners of the vehicle.
- Select the e-Level's “All-Down” function for parking.
- Menu driven selection of e-Level system features.
- Menu driven system diagnostics with “push” notifications.

Proposed Advanced “i-Level” app features:
- Tank pressure display
- Compressor status display.
- Real-time vehicle height display (% of travel, or inches based on reference point)

The “i-Level” Development Team:
“We have had endless requests for this product which tells me that our user-base likely has many ideas for how they think the app should look and operate. Getting our users involved in the development process will guarantee that we create one app that meets everyone's needs.” Co-Owner, Reno Heon
Becoming a part of the elite development team requires first signing up here http://eepurl.com/g0wYj. Applicants will then receive a questionnaire by email. Responses will be judged and the most valuable applicants will become part of the “i-Level” Development Team. Members will get to vote on design decisions throughout the process, add comments related to the development, and have the opportunity to become part of the BETA Test Team in mid-2012.

Jorge
11-10-2011, 04:27 PM
Thinking well further ahead than I probably will ever achieve, will you ever be doing an iPad version of it? Would love to install one in the car one day and this would be awesome to adjust it with.

trism
11-10-2011, 05:42 PM
Thinking well further ahead than I probably will ever achieve, will you ever be doing an iPad version of it? Would love to install one in the car one day and this would be awesome to adjust it with.

Did you even read the above post?

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Jorge
11-11-2011, 02:37 AM
I didn't even see there was a second page :(