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Icetech 06-12-2013 08:00 AM

Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
I decided to try the Uconnect store again.. just to see and i list no apps other than the useless hotspot app.. Is pandora actually supposed to be on them?

I just want to make sure mine isn't broken or something..

torifile 06-12-2013 09:59 AM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Mine has none, too.

Sh0rtBus 06-12-2013 11:22 AM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Last I heard, the apps are supposed to be live the 06/14 according to UConnect. So we should see them by Friday.

blackknight 06-12-2013 08:24 PM

Bing has disappeared on my unconnected today, but no yelp yet.

bobbydigital302 06-12-2013 08:31 PM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Is there a list of forecasted apps?

JRekasie 06-12-2013 08:36 PM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
I have no apps, no weather radar and a screen that likes to randomly shut off. Not impressed with all of the technology. The tech in my 300 is far superior to the software in the Jeep.

ironroot 06-12-2013 11:41 PM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbydigital302 (Post 840575)
Is there a list of forecasted apps?

UConnect Assist reps currently say Yelp should be available this Friday (June 14). Pandora in another month or two.

5-9-L 06-13-2013 05:59 AM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRekasie (Post 840578)
I have no apps, no weather radar and a screen that likes to randomly shut off. Not impressed with all of the technology. The tech in my 300 is far superior to the software in the Jeep.

Weather radar in my 2014 Overland kinda/sometimes/sorta works. Going to apps/travel-link/weather-map usually gets map without radar/fronts/storms (if selected). After Jeep has been running for 5 or 10 minutes going back and re-selecting the radar map usually gets the data overlay and updates every 4 to 10 minutes (watch clock on the map - it updates when map data updates). Sometimes the map will show data without refreshing, sometimes it never shows any data after driving for over an hour.

. Also, when zoomed in at maximum the icon for vehicle position covers local area - dumb when user would expect to see stop weather condition where the vehicle is.

. It appears that weather app data for Uconnect to vehicle is very slow and limited depending on how long vehicle is running with weather app selected. Definitely not ready for prime time as would be expected in vehicle for non technical users - not even good for early adopter beta testers. I presume Uconnect said "we can do that", made it kinda work, and Chrysler trusted them and released it as a product to marketing (much too early as with many other 2014 advertised JGC functions and features. Software updates can help to fix some of their problems, but the current Uconnect product should still be labeled as "late delivery".

dcar335i 06-13-2013 07:12 AM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
I see the same thing with my weather map. There also appears to be a limited city offering in the local weather update (1 day, 3-5 day, etc) with the nearest city being 30 miles away - not too big a deal but with smart phones many of these features are obsolete anyway.

In the future, I hope we get better cell phone integration so some of the functions we already have can be displayed/controlled from the nice 8.4" screen...

5-9-L 06-13-2013 07:55 AM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dcar335i (Post 840793)
I see the same thing with my weather map. There also appears to be a limited city offering in the local weather update (1 day, 3-5 day, etc) with the nearest city being 30 miles away - not too big a deal but with smart phones many of these features are obsolete anyway.

In the future, I hope we get better cell phone integration so some of the functions we already have can be displayed/controlled from the nice 8.4" screen...

.
Yes, nearest city temp/forecast isn't close and changes at what appears to be random. Local Gas Prices app is also useless, tried it once, showed our regular Stop & Shop gas station as 2+ miles away from the actual gas station, directed us to what was a gas station 5 years ago and never named Stop & Shop gas plus prices were not close to actual, etc.
. If Uconnect product was purchased as stand-alone product it would be returned quickly as not functional for use as marketed, if replacement had the same issues the product is a failure and should only be considered a "proof of concept" product, not something that a manufacturer would expect to be well received by end-users as acceptable even if distributed free or as part of another product. Unfortunately, if you have 2014 JGC, your only option is to complain and have dealership tell you there isn't anything they can do other than wait for possible update - "what you see is what you get" - sorry, that is how Chrysler/Uconnect is marketing the product and fix may be to remove the app from Uconnect and updated owner's manual.
. Unfortunately, software fixes a simple forced re-boot or refresh to fix without actually repairing the cause of the lock-up's will only slow down processing response. If travel link and other apps are slow like the Uconnect direct update download site(supports a max of 30 users at a time???), unless they update their servers for more users, it can only get worse with more apps - too many trying to use them and no one receives satisfactory service. I have learned test these apps only when alone in the Jeep. Otherwise, passengers see what could be a "look at that neat new feature" as "that's not good". Don't forget the outside temp reading that is often far from accurate, auto-start not cooling down or heating as would be expected, etc. A sad embarrassment to JGC customers, distribution, manufacturers, and corporate. Uconnect apps and display are what customers see and expect to use without long delays to refresh/re-boot or promises of software updates and brings down the excellent hardware design and higher quality of product fit and finish.
. I feel sorry for the engineers and factory workers that have nothing to do with the Uconnect failure that is bringing down perception of quality for the JGC package.

Rockraines 06-13-2013 03:16 PM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Yet is 2000% better than the version in my 2011 overland.

bobbydigital302 06-13-2013 04:58 PM

Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ironroot (Post 840678)
UConnect Assist reps currently say Yelp should be available this Friday (June 14). Pandora in another month or two.

I don't see Yelp as an addition, I thought it was replacing Bing? And just one additional music app, really? That sucks


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