TAPP - A Suite of Web Apps For Tesla Owners
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TAPP - A Suite of Web Apps For Tesla Owners

One of the most exciting features of the Tesla Model S and X is the capability to build-in a variety of useful apps for the 17-inch display, doing everything from providing a simple calculator to displaying a picture album to informing you about feature films. To make these and other useful functions a reality now, we've developed TAPP—an integrated suite of Web Apps for the Model S. TAPP is browser-based and has been designed to conform to the look and feel of the existing Model S and X interfaces. TAPP includes a suite of web apps that can be found in the "Apps" tab.

On-Going Updates and New Apps! In keeping with the Model S "over the air updates" philosophy, your yearly subscription to TAPP includes on-going updates and additional Apps as we roll them out. This means your subscription becomes more valuable over time.

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Apps

TAPP comes with a suite of web apps that include a Calculator, local Weather, a large format Clock, Photo Albums, a Trivia Game for long trips, a Vehicle FAQ, airline Flight Status for trips to the airport, and a preview of First-Run Movies. We also recently added Nearby Places, and Stocks so you can track your favorite stocks right on the screen. 

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FAQ

What is TAPP?

Tapp is a Suite of Browser Apps for Tesla Owners. These apps bring advanced app capabilities to your Model S or X, beyond the native apps Tesla has provided. See preview video below.

 

Is there a user manual for TAPP?

Yes. For the most up-to-date instructions, please visit: https://abendago.freshdesk.com/discussions/forums/5000050138 

Is TAPP more than one app?

Yes. TAPP is a suite of web apps combined into a single integrated system. Over time we will roll out additional apps within the TAPP framework.

Web Apps for Tesla Model S

Will I get access to new TAPP apps as they are released?

Yes! As we roll out additional apps and improvements to the existing apps, all subscribers will get instant access to them at no additional charge. This means the value of TAPP will continue to increase over time.

Is TAPP a Native Tesla App?

No. TAPP is a web-based app which is downloaded to your Tesla Browser. It works like any other Web-based system, but has a look and feel that conforms nicely to the look and feel designed into the Model S interface.

Why Would I Pay For This, Rather Than Use a Free App?

There are various Tesla web apps available, but TAPP has a number of unique features:

1. TAPP is arguably the only suite of apps that has gone to great lengths to ensure the interface complements the native Model S look and feel. 

2. Many of the other apps are built by hobby developers who may or may not continue to support their apps moving forward.

3. Often you can find a single app that accomplishes one goal, but you need to "bookmark" many apps, with many different interfaces, in order to get access to a group of useful (but disparate) free apps. TAPP consolidates many useful apps into one cohesive, streamlined display "suite" right at your fingertips for less than $2.00/mo.

4. TAPP leverages quality graphics and web services that require a subscription to access. We cover these expenses in-house to get access to these services that may otherwise be out of reach for hobby developers.

5. By standardizing the suite of apps that Model S owners use, we can begin to build out community apps that leverage the community of users. When everyone uses a variety of fragmented apps, this larger vision becomes more difficult to achieve.

6. Because we are billing for this as a service, we have vested interest to continue improving the product, offer ongoing customer support and listen to our customers to help consistently improve and grow this product.

7. This also allows us to invest in infrastructure which will make the product run faster and provide additional value to our users, and, often these infrastructure services carry a fee (Content Delivery Networks, API Licenses, Graphics, Designers, etc.).

What Happens at The End of My Subscription Term?

TAPP will automatically renew your subscription on an annual basis at your ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE. Note: you will receive email notification confirming your subscription renewal payment this one (1) year period.

I'm getting delivery of my Model S in a few months, but, I'd like to lock in today's price on TAPP.  Should I wait and purchase TAPP later or should I buy now?

The current price structure (offered at this time) is likely to increase.  However, we're not sure when this increase will take effect. To that end, if you'd like to take advantage of today's pricing, you might be best purchasing TAPP sooner (rather than later). However, your TAPP one-year subscription will begin the day you purchase it (regardless of when you get your Model S and start using TAPP).

How Do I Cancel My Subscription?

TAPP subscriptions are a one (1) year term minimum (there are no refunds). If you wish to cancel your subscription please email tapp@abendago.com one (1) month prior to your subscription renewal and we will be sure to remove your account at the end of your subscription period.

Is there a trial period for TAPP and if I don't like TAPP can I get a full or partial refund?

There is no trial period for TAPP.  Your purchase of TAPP includes a one (1) year subscription. There are no "returns" for TAPP and if you decide to cancel your subscription early there are no partial credits and/or refunds.

If I experience any bug/glitch(es), can I get a refund?

As noted above, there are no partial or full refunds for TAPP -- your purchase of TAPP is "as is" with no warranties or guarantees. If you experience a bug or glitch in Version 1.0 of TAPP, you should contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com. In addition, you may also reference the developer's help desk, support forums, etc., simply visit here. The mission of TAPP is to consistently implement incremental improvements to the user experience as the software evolves beyond Version 1.0.

Is the responsivness of TAPP the same as Tesla's embedded Model S apps?

Responsiveness is often slower. TAPP leverages your car's internet connection to load the data it displays. When signal strength is strong and bandwidth is high, TAPP will respond rapidly,  but if signal strength is low, TAPP, like all web-based systems, will respond more slowly.

TAPP Appears to Have a Slight Delay After Tapping a Link, Why?

Currently the Model S uses a custom-built web browser versus a more common browser such as Chrome. Tesla CEO Elon Musk (in prior interviews) has mentioned that the Tesla Model S Software V6 will bring a new browser based on Chrome which should substantially improve the performance of TAPP. TAPP already runs very fast if compared against browsing other websites on your Model S.

I have a suggestion and/or question that wasn't addressed here, who do I contact?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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Instructions

This page presents an outline for TAPP set-up and use. For a comprehensive set of instructions, please visit: https://abendago.freshdesk.com/discussions/5000012722

You've purchased TAPP from EVAnnex, now what?

1. You will receive an confirmation email from "EVannex Digital Services" containing your personal PIN (this is also called your "license key"); note: this is a distinct and separate email from your Order Confirmation email.

2. To set up TAPP, we highly recommend visiting using a desktop web browser to visit TAPP at: http://app.abendago.com

3. Enter your PIN (note: this is also called your "license key" in your confirmation email) on the login page (http://app.abendago.com) and press the login button

4. Click on "Account" from the top tabs and complete your Account Settings:

a. Enter your primary location IE. Vancouver, BC (you can add up to three and these will dictate your weather app settings)

b. Decide on your Weather Format (C = Celsius & F = Fahrenheit) 

c. Link your Drop Box Photos to TAPP

i. you will need a Dropbox Account (available at no charge at www.dropbox.com)

ii. in a separate browser window navigate to http://www.dropbox.com and login

iii. click on photos from the left side navigation (if you have no photos in your Drop Box Account first click "files", then find "photos" in the files list. Then click the "upload" icon (little paper with plus sign on it on the upper right of the page). Once uploaded, return to click on the "Photos" link from the left side navigation. 

iv. Individually click each of the photos you want to add to TAPP (IMPORTANT: For best results use 20+ photos)

v. Click "share photos" from the top left. 

vi. Click the white button on the lower right of the popup that appears, "Get Link" and copy the link it provides. 

vii. Past the link into the field "URL To Drop Box Photos" inside the TAPP Tab you have opened in your browser. Provide a name for the gallery in the "What Should We Call It" field. 

viii. Follow steps iii -> vii to add additional Galleries. 

d. Click "Save Your Settings" (the green button on the bottom of the Account tab page inside TAPP.

5. NOW, go to your Tesla and on the dash, visit: http://app.abendago.com and add it to your bookmarks! 

6. Enter your pin and start enjoying the power of TAPP; Web Apps for your Tesla Model S!

WHAT IF I NEED HELP?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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Calculator

Rather than fumbling for your mobile phone to perform a calculation, use the TAPP Calculator. The intuitive interface corresponds to the Model S native app design including large buttons for ease of use in your Model S. The calculator also provides quick access to common conversions.

Calculator app for Tesla model s

Questions?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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Weather

The Weather App included in TAPP provides quick access to weather (see example below) directly from the main Model S display. You can set up to four (4) locations and track the current and future weather at each. Note: at this time, weather is displayed for three days (starting with today's weather) - hourly weather is not yet available.

weather app for tesla model s

Questions?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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Clock

Many Model S owners have noted that the clock or time display on the main touch screen or the secondary display are not visible to other passengers in the car (especially from the rear seats). TAPP provides a large, highly-visible (see example below) clock which can be easily read by the driver or other passengers. Note: at this time, only one "design" of the clock is available, but, there may be other variations on design (i.e. analog) in the future.

clock app for tesla model s

Questions?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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Photos

With such a large, high-resolution display on the Model S, it would nice to leverage its "real estate" for displaying your photos. Now you can! TAPP allows you to link your existing DropBox account to your Model S and customize your display by showcasing a photo collage of your favorite images. From the settings tab you can add up to 3 different photo streams. Note: please see 'Instructions' tab for some guidance on the set-up necessary, and, visit here for more details.

Using TAPP to display your favorite photos is a great way to customize and personalize the look and feel of your Model S display.

TAPP photos for Tesla Model S

Questions?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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Flight

Flight Status for the Model S provides its passengers a quick way to view up-to-date flight status information. Simply enter your flight number, press "find your flight details" and TAPP will locate your current flight status details and display them in an easy-to-read format on the Model S touch screen.

TAPP flight app for tesla model s

Questions?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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And, More!

Now Playing

The TAPP Movie Listing app quickly shows passengers the top box office movies and synopsis. Open the app and click on a movie title to view additional movie details. Now you'll be able to quickly see details on the latest movies. Note: at this time, movie listings are not "localized" yet and include descriptions only of new "Now Playing" top box office movies.

TAPP movie listing app tesla model s

Teslarati News Feed

The leading news website covering all-things-Tesla, Teslarati, will feature a news feed of the top Tesla-related stories being covered in the media.  A great resource to keep current on your Tesla news.

'ARE WE THERE YET' & TRIVIA

Whether it’s passing time at a supercharger or driving on a long distance trip, you’ll want to find a way to entertain your passengers (especially the kids).  These apps provide hours of fun for drivers and passengers of any age. Test your knowledge with 'Trivia' or play on the road car games via 'Are We There Yet.'

trivia and games for tesla model s

VEHICLE FAQ

We've included a number of how-to guides and important quick information guides to assist you in your Tesla Model S. Need an emergency number, tow, or valet instructions? We've got you covered.

AND, ON-GOING UPDATES... 

As the Tesla Model S in-car UI is provided over the air updates on the car's internet connection, subscribers to TAPP will receive on-going app updates (at different times) and will automatically receive new apps we develop in response to user demand. This means that TAPP will continually evolve and improve just like your Model S. App improvements and other apps are currently in development and Version 1.0 TAPP owners will get these improvements with no additional fees as noted in our 'FAQ' tab. Already new additions have been implemented including "Stocks"and "Nearby Places" and more are scheduled very soon.

Questions?

For further questions (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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Support

TAPP has been developed by Abendago, a web design and development services company. Abendago's founder is a Model S owner and has been actively pursuing ways to make the user experience in his Model S even better - TAPP is the result of this mission.  For further support or questions about TAPP (help desk, support forums, etc.), please visit here.  To contact customer support via email, contact the developer of TAPP at: tapp@abendago.com -- you may also contact this email for TAPP improvement suggestions as well.

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