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Just writing a short review on a new app and software i came across in another forum...but saw a short discussion about it after searching here..

I ordered a standard wifi ELM 327 OBD2 dongle from amazon( $20) vs the $50 something for the Carista one.. Simple to use and allows a lot of tweets that could previously be done only with VAG-COM. Able to tweet seatbelt chimes... DRL lights ( using brights, fogs etc). I found it really useful though you have to pay for the full version to get many options.. at $27 its worth it..

Then literally after having it for a week i got a fault code with my Sirius radio stating there was a connection error and to contact my deal .. Used the app to find the fault and rest it.. VOILA back in business. app paid for itself by just saving me the time of going int to get it looked at.

here are the list Doors / Windows / Remote

Auto-lock doors when moving
*YES* / NO

Auto-unlock doors when key is taken out of ignition
*YES* / NO

Auto-lock trunk when moving
*YES* / NO

Blink turn signals and beep when unlocking doors
YES / *NO*

Beep when alarm is armed
*YES* / NO

Unlock doors via remote
*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Unlock doors via smart key (door handle button)
*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Enable settings for opening/closing windows and sunroof
*YES* / NO

Open/close windows/sunroof/roof via long-press on remote
YES / *NO*

Close windows via long-press on remote
*YES* / NO

Open windows via long-press on remote
*YES* / NO

Close sunroof via long-press on remote
*YES* / NO

Open sunroof via long-press on remote
*YES* / NO

Sunroof action when opening via remote
SLIDE / *TILT*

Open/close only driver's window via remote or key
YES / *NO*

Open/close windows and sunroof via smart key
YES / *NO*

Close windows via smart key
*YES* / NO

Close sunroof via smart key
*YES* / NO

Open/close windows and sunroof by holding key in door lock
*YES* / NO

Open windows by holding key in door lock
*YES* / NO

Open sunroof by holding key in door lock
*YES* / NO

Close windows by holding key in door lock
*YES* / NO

Close sunroof by holding key in door lock
*YES* / NO

Open/close convertible roof via long-press on remote
YES / *NO*

Close convertible roof via long-press on remote
*YES* / NO

Open convertible roof via long-press on remote
*YES* / NO

Close convertible roof by holding key in door lock
*YES* / NO

Open convertible roof by holding key in door lock
*YES* / NO

Close convertible roof via smart key
*YES* / NO

Blink turn signals when done closing windows via remote
YES / *NO*

Enable remote control when vehicle is running and in gear
*YES* / NO



Instruments / Display / Dings

Gauge needle sweep at startup
*YES* / NO

Gauge needles lit even when headlights are off
*YES* / NO

Gauge scales lit even when headlights are off
*YES* / NO

Seat belt warning
DISABLED / *US/CANADA STYLE* / EURO STYLE 1 / EURO STYLE 2 / EURO STYLE 3

Ding when headlights are left on
*YES* / NO

Lap timer and oil temperature in dashboard
ENABLED / *DISABLED*



Lights

Allow configuring daytime running lights via dash display
YES / *NO*

Use front LED lights as daytime running lights
YES / *NO*

Use fog lights as daytime running lights
YES / *NO*

Use high beams as daytime running lights
YES / *NO*

Use tail lights as daytime running lights
YES / *NO*

Use side marker lights as daytime running lights
YES / *NO*

Use low beams as daytime running lights
YES / *NO*

Turn off daytime running lights when parking lights are on
*YES* / NO

Turn off daytime running lights ("wink") when turn signal is on
*YES* / NO

Coming-home lights
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Leaving-home lights
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Use fog lights as coming-home lights
*YES* / NO

Use low beams as coming-home lights
YES / *NO*

Turn off front fog lights when high beams are on
*YES* / NO

Turn off rear fog lights when high beams are on
*YES* / NO

Cornering lights (using fog lights)
YES / *NO*

Allow configuring footwell lights
YES / *NO*

Front footwell lights while driving
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Rear footwell lights while driving
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Flash brake lights in emergency stopping
YES / *NO*

Flash hazard lights in emergency stopping
YES / *NO*

Turn on side marker lights with headlights (US models only)
*YES* / NO

"Euro" parking lights when ignition off, turn signal on
YES / *NO*



Other

Lower passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear (req. memory seats)
*YES* / NO

Remember position when lowering passenger-side mirror in reverse gear
*YES* / NO


Obtained with Carista 2.6 for iOS. options for my 2013 A5
 

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Already been discussed on this forum. I have also got it and like it but they have just changed their pricing structure to subscription based. Still cheaper than VCDS but not great value anymore due to the subscription based pricing for limited usability
 

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Already been discussed on this forum. I have also got it and like it but they have just changed their pricing structure to subscription based. Still cheaper than VCDS but not great value anymore due to the subscription based pricing for limited usability


That's interesting, I didn't know the app pricing had changed. I have the Carista dongle with paid Carista app. Will this keep working under my paid up pro app status? I won't be happy about having to pay more when I've already bought it!
 

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I believe if you paid on the old scheme you will not have to pay the subscription.
 

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I believe if you paid on the old scheme you will not have to pay the subscription.
Brought paid app 2 weeks ago, it is good well worth the £16, already had a bluetooth OBDII (cheap£10 eBay one years ago) wanted to try the unlock sat nav eject, paid for its self just there

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