XeonPony
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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:58 am

The default Nissan app,, works great, so when I have an add free app that costs nothing (Well rather is included in the purchase of the car)

What can yours do that is special? (widgets are not special in my books, they waste power and increase the potential for errors)
2013 SV Leaf, Level 2 charger, so far all works great! 130Km daily, 100% charge at night on 240 then trickle charge for 8H durring the day on 120v.

Level 2 charge starts at 130am environmental starts at 6am to 25c for a toasty warm defrosted car!

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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:32 pm

XeonPony wrote:The default Nissan app,, works great, so when I have an add free app that costs nothing (Well rather is included in the purchase of the car)

What can yours do that is special? (widgets are not special in my books, they waste power and increase the potential for errors)
I'm not the author of the app, but I can state its advantages to me:

First of all, I don't agree that the Nissan app works great. Well, it is better than it used to be, but it frequently would get "logged out" and you'd have to go through a login process. Really stupid IMO.

Second, the app can be programmed to do an automatic update when it detects loss of a given Bluetooth device, which normally you would set as your car's Bluetooth (you don't actually have to connect to the car's Bluetooth, it just monitors when it appears/disappears). The effect of this is that you can get an auto-update whenever you get out of the car so that the state of charge and climate setting is pretty much always accurate. With the default app you need to specifically refresh (well, you could set it to auto-update whenever you start the app, but if you are in and out of the app for whatever reason, it is creating unnecessary updates (which are really slow in case you hadn't noticed!) So you get updates precisely when you want them, and ONLY when you want them. AND, it happens quietly in the background without you ever having to manually initiate it.

This is important by the way, not just for accuracy of the state of charge display, but also if you use the app to turn on climate control. If you use the default app to turn on climate control, the climate control on button will be greyed out. So after you drive the vehicle and want to pre-heat/cool again, if you go into the app, you will need to do a refresh to un-grey out the Turn Climate On button. Which again, takes forever!

Finally, you may think that widgets are not that special and waste power and increase the potential for errors (I would disagree with this, or at the very most say that the amount of power wasted and potential for "errors" is extremely minimal. But what do you get for that? You get a SINGLE BUTTON access to the climate control and start charging buttons (and request update). No getting into the app, re-logging in, requesting a refresh, waiting for the refresh, then hitting Turn Climate On. Just hit a single button and be done with it. I would say that this feature alone has saved me hours over the past several years. WELL worth it in my opinion.

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XeonPony
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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:33 am

So in my books there is no real advantages.

the current Nissan app is all I need.

I do not need constant updates and such. not hard to take the time to open and get the update.
2013 SV Leaf, Level 2 charger, so far all works great! 130Km daily, 100% charge at night on 240 then trickle charge for 8H durring the day on 120v.

Level 2 charge starts at 130am environmental starts at 6am to 25c for a toasty warm defrosted car!

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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:30 pm

Leaf Manager is great. Easier, better and faster than Nissan's app. Even though it takes ages compared to my Tesla app.
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MarvGordon
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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:39 am

I can't login using the latest version of NissanConnect EV. I can with Leaf Manager.

Lance96816
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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:03 pm

Leaf Manager not working at this time. Keep getting pop-up saying due to changes at carwings app is not working, stay tuned for updates.

Lance96816
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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:04 pm

Leaf Manager not working at this time. Keep getting pop-up saying due to changes at carwings app is not working, stay tuned for updates.

jkline
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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:15 pm

Neither app lets me log in. The only way I can use carwings is to go through the Nissan owners portal. That works, so have given up on the other apps.

Lance96816
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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:33 am

Yep, same here. Looks like nobody is going to do any upgrades until Nissan implements their cellular data and stabalize it.
Like so many things, I hope their improvements don't make things worse.

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Re: LEAF Manager, alternative carwings app for android

Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:10 am

jkline wrote:Neither app lets me log in. The only way I can use carwings is to go through the Nissan owners portal. That works, so have given up on the other apps.
Re: the NissanConnect app, provided you've updated to the latest version for iOS or Android, see http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 96#p457396 and the response afterward.

Both the iOS AND Android versions of NissanConnect have worked fine for me since April 2, 2016.

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