Nexar

Turn your iPhone/Android into a community-based AI dashcam

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Chris Messina
@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
These guys were featured 10 months and it looks like they've made considerable progress since then — launching their iOS and Android (and getting featured by Apple in the App Store!).

Curious what the team can tell us about their progress and what they've learned since then.
Jason Shultz
@thehashrocket · Senior Software Engineer, 3form
I've tried this app on both android (Note 7 and Pixel) and iOS (iphone 6s). It works beautifully by itself on iOS except you can't use it with maps unless it's in the foreground. On Android it works great both foreground and background. The one thing I ran into on all three of the devices I tried it on was over heating issues. Once the phone started getting taxed, it would over heat and shut down. Literally, it would be extremely hot to the touch.

So, if I was in my regular commute and had the app running to record my drive, as well as maps (google maps or waze) running, and maybe Pocketcasts or iTunes or Play Music, it would overheat and shut down the phone.

It wasn't much use on iOS since I couldn't see the map while I was driving, and on Android, I couldn't use it in conjunction with maps and be able to listen to audio and have maps because of heating. In short, I had to make compromises in order to use it. I like the idea of it, and my usage of it by itself was really nice, but once I started adding to the mix, or wanted to make it part of my regular routine, I hit road blocks.
JB
@jay_bee12345 · Founder
Great product!
This is definitely a must-have for Uber drivers...
As the cameras face the interior of the vehicle as well as the exterior (windshield)...
For liability purposes at the least!
I am excited to see further integrations of your platform...
With or into Google Maps GPS navigation!
Will there be voice activated video recording in the future?
Also I was unable to find a speedometer in your presentations...
Such as the one present in Snapchat "Speed Filter" technology. Thoughts?
See:
Matija Abicic
@matijaabicic · Head of Product Strategy at Sysrepublic
"Watch out - Vehicle stopped ahead in 3 yards"....sounds like it needs a bit more work :)
orliesaurus
@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
- How do you sync? over 4G/3G?
- How do you deal with battery drain issues (unless you have a cable, this will kill your phone)
- How do you deal with the content being recorded to the phone storage? I mean how much can you possibly store without uploading it to the cloud?
- How stable are the images/footage that you take?

thanks!
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