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Here's something that some of you Apple fans may be interested in, BMWhat app. This is a BMW specific diagnostic software package that reads fault codes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bmwhat/id467343427?mt=8

There's an Android version currently in the making.

With this app you can read out BMW fault codes (BMW DTC's) like the experts.

While OBD Readers are limited to a small number of electronic control units (ECUs) and even a smaller number of fault codes, this app reads out practically all compatible ECUs.

Normally this is only possible with very expensive expert equipment.

Now you can check your car yourself in-depth!


It provides modell specific fault code explanations.

...and you can even clear the stored BMW DTC fault codes - not just OBD!

Main features are:

* Select from 100+ BMW models to get the best fault code explanation
* Identify all compatible ECUs in the car for subsequent in-depth diagnosis
* Perform selected in-depth BMW DTC and OBD analysis with one App
* Read the detailed analysis protocol showing all identified ECUs, all stored BMW specific DTCs and OBD fault codes, providing the most appropriate explanation text
* You may even send the analysis protocol per email
* Choose to clear stored DTC fault codes and OBD codes
* Dedicated and motivated support should you have questions or problems
* Log facility to log the App session with your car and help the support team find the problem.

So what do people think? Anybody going to give it a try?

More screen shots:
http://www.ivini-apps.com/fullversion-demo.html









Mods: feel free to move to the "Coding & Diagnostics" section after a suitable period of time. I just thought it would hit the more mainstream crowd in General Car Chat if it was left here for a while.
 

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How do you connect it to the car?
 

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WIFI-OBD connection

The app has been tested with KIWI WiFi from PLX Devices and CLK WIFI devices.

Please follow the connection procedure carefully before starting BMWhat.



1. Plug your Wi-Fi device into the vehicle's OBD socket.

2. Make sure the ignition is ON. Also try with the engine running of your parked car.

3. Setup the iPhone

These are pricey wifi devices.......
 

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Just be careful with this. If you do have a BMW warranty and this app messes up your BMW software then you will be left high and dry.
 

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I have not invested yet myself, I just wanted to start the discussion on it given the popularity if iPhones/iPads & Androids.
Try DealXtreme too for options on the hardware side. The units are bound to come down in price as more & more become available. The more software that makes use of them the more companies will be tempted to manufacture them.
 

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Just be careful with this. If you do have a BMW warranty and this app messes up your BMW software then you will be left high and dry.
Just to note that this is a reader & a fault code clearing tool not a coder or programmer. It is unlikely to cause problems in use.
 

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Or the e36:(
 

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Do you need some type of interface? :confused:
 

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Ah well.. (he said, while deleting BMWhat lite)
 

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Come on guys.. Everyone on here have iPhone. I know one of you guys have an jailborken iPhone. Crack it and share it with all of us so we can know how good this obd app work..:D
 

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What do you do ? Use Crackulous?
 
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