May 25, 2011 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Moscow, Russian Federation - Fine Mechanics today is pleased to introduce CarLights 1.0 for iOS, their new reference app that provides a complete guide to the more than 100 symbolic indicator lights used in BMW and Mini automobiles. Located on the dashboard and instrument cluster, these red and yellow lights provide vital feedback on the status of the car's various systems. The user first selects their vehicle from a library of 20 different models. With the appropriate model selected, the app displays a scrolling list of indicator lights found in their vehicle. Users may display red, yellow, or both color lights in the scrolling display grid. Touching any icon opens a new page containing a complete description of that indicator and how to interpret it.
* 1-Series 2004-2011
* 3-Series 2005-2011
* 5-Series 2002-2010
* 6-Series 2003-2011
* X1, X3, X5, X6, M1, M3, M5, X5M, X6M, and Z4
Manufactured in Europe, the BMW and Mini employ more indicator lights than American made vehicles, and the symbols used are often different. In addition, European indicator lights often serve a dual purpose, lighting up either yellow or red. In this way the same indicator can provide either a caution or a serious alert by lighting up yellow or red. For example, the BMW includes an indicator icon showing the outline of a gear with a thermometer occupying the empty circle inside. When it lights up yellow, the app advises, "Transmission too hot. Avoid high engine loads. You can continue your journey, but moderate your speed and exercise due caution." When it lights up red, the app informs the user, "Transmission overheating. Bring the car to a stop and move the selector lever to position P. Allow the transmission to cool down. You can continue your journey, but moderate your speed and exercise due caution. Have the system checked if the situation re-occurs."
* Complete database of BMW and Mini car indicators and signal lamps
* More than 100 different icons sorted by groups
* Color filter allows viewing of only red or yellow indicators
* Photo Library of 20 different models allows the user to select their vehicle
* Display indicators only for the selected vehicle
* Display of information about groups of indicators
* BMW hotline numbers for more than 40 countries
* Identify the indicator and read the description and servicing recommendations
* Exact location of each indicator light
"CarLights is a simple to use, convenient app that helps you really understand what all the lights mean on your BMW or Mini," commented Director of Development Oleg Bubnov . "Modern vehicles have so many computer-controlled sensors that it can be a challenge understanding all the important indicator lights on your vehicle."
* US English and Russian
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 14.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
CarLights 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Moscow, Russian Federation, the Fine Mechanics team is an independent software company founded by Oleg Bubnov and Andrey Molchanov in September of 2010. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Fine Mechinics' passion is to craft elegant, easy-to-use applications for the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2011 FIne Mechanics. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.