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MINI Connected

By BMW GROUP

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Description

Plunge into the revolutionary realm of in-car infotainment. The "MINI Connected" option embodies a unique symbiosis of driver, MINI and the online world.

Simply connect your iPhone to the USB port of your MINI and the MINI Controller, the high-definition display and the vehicle's sound system let you experience the various functions of this app.

To find out about compatibility with iPhones and any other information, check out www.MINI.com/connectivity.

Features:

Driving Excitement: The Driving Excitement Analyser assesses just how well you have your MINI under control. Score Experience Points (XP) for accelerating, braking, changing gear and steering. Increase your skills step-by-step in every category. Additional features such as Condition Check, Force Meter and Sport Instruments reveal even more unique opportunities for even more fun when driving your MINI.

MINIMALISM: This feature determines your personal high score with the MINIMALISM Analyser while you drive. The All Star Timer is automatically activated as soon as you have earned five stars in each of the MINIMALISM categories. The MINIMALISM Analyser analyses driving style to assess how efficiently the driver accelerates, brakes and changes gear and awards or subtracts MINIMALISM points for each positive or negative assessment.

Dynamic Music: Your MINI plays the music you like. You can choose from several tracks composed exclusively for MINI that adapt in real-time to your driving style.

Mission Control: Your MINI can tell you the temperature outside, politely remind to fasten your seat belt or provide other interesting information - all depending on the situation.

Web radio: Use your iPhone to receive countless online radio stations in your MINI. There are search functions for selecting genres, countries or your favourite stations.

Online search: A search function that helps you to find anything you are looking for - from pizzas to cinemas - and enters the results directly in the optional MINI Navigation System.

Facebook & Twitter: Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites or community trends in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined messages that can access vehicle information while driving.

foursquare: with foursquare, you can stay in contact with your friends, collect points and badges and share your adventures. Let the foursquare community give you tips about new places waiting to be discovered.

Calendar: Displays calendar entries in the car and lets you phone the subscriber, if required. It also lets you listen to vocalised details of appointments over the car audio system. Addresses stored in the calendar can also be transferred directly to the optional navigation system as destinations.

News: With this feature, you have constant and immediate access to the latest news from your RSS News Feeds subscription.

Requirements and tips: User registration is required before activating the app for use. WIFI link recommended for loading additional content. Several functions are only available when the end device is connected to a MINI model with the "MINI Connected" option. The range of features and functions may differ from version to version and country to country. As selected functions are dependent on connections to third party providers, it is possible that they may not be available at all times and in the same form. A broadband connection is required. Any extra costs resulting from this (e.g. roaming charges) are a part of the customer's contract with the network provider. Please also take care to observe country-specific preconditions and requirements. Limited functionality may be experienced as a result of insufficient bandwidth or volume-based bandwidth limitation (bandwidth capping) on the part of the network provider. As a result of this, MINI can provide no guarantee for the unlimited compatibility and functionality of your mobile device when connected with the vehicle interface.

What's New in Version 2.7.0

Dear MINI Connected users,

with the latest update, a fantastic feature returns to MINI Connected and all content has been revised and adapted for the latest MINI generation.

Details of the new update:

Relaunch of the AppSwitcher

Up until now, iOS only allows one app to run in the foreground. But what if you want to switch quickly to another app, without having to manually close the active app and activate the new one?

When you are out in your MINI, this is now as easy as can be - thanks to the AppSwitcher! Simply use the MINI Controller to flick backwards and forwards between the various different apps on the in-car display. Fast, clear and easy.

Important note for AppSwitcher-capable MINI Connected ready Apps: Before they appear in the menu under “More Apps” and are ready for “switching”, you must start them again manually in connected status.

Note: The new tab “More apps” shows all MINI Connected apps, including those that are not yet installed.

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Customer Reviews

Version 2.6.0

I'm still using version 2.6.0, because every version after that has removed the google search and send to car features. That was the best feauture, where you could look up locations in google map and send them to your mini's gps. Why I will not update until this features are back, because I dont want to lose them, please bring them back.

Worse than useless

If you want to enjoy your mini, don't subject yourself to the frustration and disappointment of this app. I chose a mini because of its excellent design, refinement, and attention to detail. This app lacks all of those. BMW/Mini should feel shame in releasing such a sub-standard product.

Update the app

Would please update the app and make it more handsfree and let the app connect via Bluetooth.

MINI Connected
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2014
  • Version: 2.7.0
  • Size: 50.6 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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