Hi Dale did you use the factory gps antenna with yours? i noticed you have many of the same factory features as mine like the auto park etc so i guess you had the dual shark fin on the roof too. Did you install the little speaker that came with the head unit?This is all super interesting. So Android Studio may be a bit overkill for me as a designer; I avoid code wherever I can and instead work closely with developers/engineers to 'build what I design' I guess. Probably too busy to commit to learning it! I wonder if one of the many WYSIWYG app builders would suffice? I just noticed 'Bubble' has Spotify and Google Maps integrations built in for example.
If you did build something though, I'd be interested in installing it on my own device
With some effort, do you think you could actually end up building your own APK which could eventually map physical buttons in the car to different actions, create a static nav that remained visible when other apps are open, or maybe even a swipe/gesture feature that brought up a nav menu, possibly integrate better with things like the factory reversing camera, etc, etc (basically all the issues we've been mentioning!)?
Oh and maybe even somehow displaying some of the original menu screens alongside a UI that complements the InControl UI theming that you are building, instead of emulating the buttons as these head units do?