OBD oscilloscope and new Symbian devices

We are glad to announce that the OBD Auto Doctor for Mobile is now available for new range of devices. The OBDII app is available for all recent Nokia Symbian (Symbian^3, Symbian Anna and Nokia Belle) phones in addition to the Nokia N9.

At the same time, version 1.3 of the software was released. The improved version includes some new features. The main new features are:

  • Visual view to the sensor values. The sensor graph view is kind of oscilloscope providing a visual view to a sensor value. The graph is superior to numeric info when you are interested in following the changes of a sensor value. The graph shows a 30 second window to value history.

  • Ability to send diagnostic information, including Confirmed Trouble Codes, Pending Trouble Codes, and Freeze Frame Trouble Code and parameter snapshots via e-mail or SMS. This improves the usability and helps you a lot since you don’t have to copy the DTCs by hand anymore. No messages are sent automatically, the message field is just pre-filled with diagnostic info and you get to select the recipients and press the send button.

  • Now you are able to choose the used protocol for OBD-II manually. The existing fully automatic selection works for most vehicles but for some cars the manual selection provides better results. If you are not having any troubles with the automatic protocol detection, you should continue to use it. On the other hand, if you are not able to connect to your car, you might want to try the manual selection.


OBDII oscilloscope
OBDII oscilloscope screenshot
OBDII protocols
OBDII protocols screenshot


The mobile software is available from Nokia Store.





OBD diagnostic software for Symbian available

It’s finally here! After waiting for three weeks for approval to Nokia Store the OBD2 software for Nokia Belle is finally available for download and purchase. At the moment the approved Nokia Belle phones are Nokia 500, Nokia 603, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia C6, Nokia C7, Nokia N8, Nokia Oro, Nokia X7 and Nokia E7. Unfortunately Nokia has some compatibility issues with Nokia Anna and the app store so Nokia Anna owners still have to wait for the software. We are truly sorry about this as we would also like to get the app published for Anna.


Nokia C7 running OBD Auto Doctor


Please download first the free version to make sure the software works with your scantool adapter and car. If you have any issues, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that we can’t reply to you if you only leave comment on Nokia Store reviews. If you need help or want response to your message, just contact us.

Feel free to post any improvement ideas to the comments!





Coming up next: OBD software for Symbian

We have got several requests for supporting Nokia Symbian phones since the release of the mobile version for N9. Your voice has been heard. Now it is official, OBD Auto Doctor for Mobile is coming up next for Symbian phones. Symbian Anna, Belle and later phones will be supported. It means phones such as Nokia C6, C7, E7, N8 and several others.

We just need to polish and test the app little more and them submit it for Nokia quality assurance. The plan is to release the diagnostic software to Nokia Store during December. The features and outlook will be identical to N9 version with one exception. The Symbian version does not have the option to use WiFi for connectivity. However, Bluetooth is available and I think almost every wireless OBD scantool adapter in the market is Bluetooth based.

Hang in there all Symbian owners. No more than few weeks until you can start diagnosing your vehicles!





OBD Auto Doctor for Mobile updates

The anticipated Live Sensor Data feature has arrived for OBD Auto Doctor for Mobile in version 1.2. Every sensor supported by a car can be selected and monitored in this Sensor Data view. The update frequency depends on the amount of active sensors. The more sensors you select, the slower the update rate becomes. To make the updates more frequent, select only the sensor you really want to monitor at the moment. The sensor readings are available in both metric and imperial units.


OBD Live Sensor Data
Dragstrip


Another new and exiting feature is dragstrip timing. With this feature, you can measure the performance of your vehicle. A new and innovative way to start the measurement is auto-sensing. In auto-sensing, the app polls vehicle speed sensor and trigs on movement. The timing can also be started by traditional timing lights. Four red lights will light with fixed period. Then, after some random time, the lights will go off. That is the moment when measurement is started and you should hit the pedal. You should only use the drag strip feature on a close racetrack.

The Sensor Data and Dragstrip features are fully working only in the Pro version. We have also got queries whether the new upcoming features will be free for existing customers. Yes, all future releases will be free as long as you have purchased the app once.





OBD Auto Doctor Pro for Mobile now in Nokia Store!

OBD Auto Doctor Pro for Mobile

I’m glad to announce that the Pro version of the OBD Auto Doctor diagnostic software is now available for purchase from Nokia Store.

The work to improve the software and add more features is on-going. One reviewer pointed out that the app does not support live data yet. Well, I can tell you that the next version will have the feature (see the live sensor data screenshot). The next version will also have an option to choose imperial units instead of metric units, and more…


OBD2 Live Data
OBDII Live Sensor Data