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Stanton
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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:31 am

jake14mw wrote:Does anyone have any similar apps for their other cars? Are they as buggy as this one? The APP does look nicer, but these issues being reported are big ones. I'm not sure how a new app gets released like that.


The fact is the old/original Leaf app had none of these problems. Maybe Nissan had a new set of developers design this one (if so, they should re-hire the original ones)?
There have been other (excellent) third party Leaf apps, but most were invalidated by Nissan changing their API or account access.
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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:43 am

Stanton wrote:
jake14mw wrote:Does anyone have any similar apps for their other cars? Are they as buggy as this one? The APP does look nicer, but these issues being reported are big ones. I'm not sure how a new app gets released like that.


The fact is the old/original Leaf app had none of these problems. Maybe Nissan had a new set of developers design this one (if so, they should re-hire the original ones)?
There have been other (excellent) third party Leaf apps, but most were invalidated by Nissan changing their API or account access.


The old APP didn't have THESE problems, but it had plenty of it's own problems, the main one being that it connected when it wanted to, and was very slow to connect when it does. I just want the APP to be reliable. I would have taken the old APP's lesser interface and just have them work to make it connect reliably.

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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:31 am

I just went back to LEAF Manager (on Android). Every other day I have to re-login ("wrench" icon -> "Log In") but otherwise it remains stable and reliable and doesn't tell lies. Unfortunately, it still depends upon Nissan's back-end.

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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:52 am

My new app didn't update from the car every since the new app was installed, it took a few steps for me to get it working on my 2014 LEAF:
1) Carwings settings in the LEAF - erase password and retype it and 'send' (can get the pin/password from the Carwings/NissanConnect EV website)
2) pull the 'Audio' fuse to reset the 3G module (20A fuse in box to left of 12V battery)
3) start the Leaf so it would connect to the center
4) log into Carwings website and 'Refresh status'. That successfully updated the website from the car
5) refresh the status from the iPhone app. Finally the app gave a correct status (unplugged, 100% charged, status time updated)

I don't know which of these was the final solution, but I had tried everything except #2 with no success in the last couple of days.

Hopefully it will keep working from this point...

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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:18 pm

tagleader wrote:My new app didn't update from the car every since the new app was installed, it took a few steps for me to get it working on my 2014 LEAF:
1) Carwings settings in the LEAF - erase password and retype it and 'send' (can get the pin/password from the Carwings/NissanConnect EV website)
2) pull the 'Audio' fuse to reset the 3G module (20A fuse in box to left of 12V battery)
3) start the Leaf so it would connect to the center
4) log into Carwings website and 'Refresh status'. That successfully updated the website from the car
5) refresh the status from the iPhone app. Finally the app gave a correct status (unplugged, 100% charged, status time updated)

I don't know which of these was the final solution, but I had tried everything except #2 with no success in the last couple of days.

Hopefully it will keep working from this point...


That's nice that you got it working, but unfortunately we have no idea if the "new" app was really the problem.
Based on my experience, I suspect #2 above (which you said you had not done previously) fix the "problem"...which was probably that the TCU timed out.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: there's no way that simply changing/updating the app would require #1 (or even #4). If so, then you would have to do this every time we used a 3rd party app; all that should ever be required is a log-in (whether it's an app/web/etc.)
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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:01 pm

The App auto-updated on my phone. At first, it wouldn't even let me log in, so I waited a couple days and tried again. It worked right away, and I didn't have to do anything with the car. The percentage charge never seems to match the car, but the range in miles does, and the remote climate features work.
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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:10 pm

so i am trying to get the alexa still connected, and it did connect to my car (estoleaf) but my subscription is not active, so it is not letting me send commands like warm the car up or check battery status. Bummer if i have to get some subscription, can do it for free through my phone app and website. i don't see any subscription option under my account anyway.

Marko

EDIT: i can actually check battery status and turn on climate control through alexa, the command i was saying was 'get my car ready to leave' which is not a command the first gen leaf supports. not sure what that means anyway. just tell it to check battery status or turn on climate control, works!
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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:54 am

What a mess. Big blue circle obscures % charged and partially obscures the range indicator. Indicates "unplugged" but actually plugged in. Car finder not working. Nissan should be ashamed.

http://stihie.net/lnsDFoKytr/2017/12/23/2018leaf/
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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:58 pm

We’ve gotten the new app in the UK now, judging by the ID it’s been done by a separate company - it seems pretty stable and IMO the UI is way nicer than the US version

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... s&hl=en_GB

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Re: New Nissan EV app is out!

Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:20 am

The US version just updated yesterday...and I downloaded it.
Looks like it's working (successfully talked to car), but I can't say I like the layout. Does the picture of the car change based on version of Leaf (mine matches my first gen Leaf)?
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12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
Wet Okole seat covers (front)
Tor's low-power heater mod
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3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

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