Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 25 of 25

    Thread: VCDS Mobile Test Drive

    1. Member sfpegasus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 23rd, 2009
      Location
      San Francisco
      Posts
      1,273
      01-12-2012 06:28 PM #1
      Was this some sort of tease?
      2010 CW Golf TDI DSG 2DR - Euroswitch - LED tails, turns - Clear corners - GTI sideskirts - Audi stainless tips - Porto alloy spare - Plastic battery box - 9W7 Bluetooth
      2013 RS Golf 2.5 6AT 2DR - Bone stock

    2. Forum Sponsor Uwe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 16th, 2000
      Location
      Lansdale, PA
      Posts
      5,310
      Vehicles
      Too Many
      01-12-2012 09:07 PM #2
      No, I don't think the term "tease" is really applicable.

      Consider it a preview of work in progress.

      -Uwe-
      VCDS® -- Satisfaction guaranteed or double your fault codes back!
      I reserve the right to be a prick if people make unreasonable demands.

    3. Member sfpegasus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 23rd, 2009
      Location
      San Francisco
      Posts
      1,273
      01-13-2012 10:04 AM #3
      Awesome!

      Keep us posted!
      2010 CW Golf TDI DSG 2DR - Euroswitch - LED tails, turns - Clear corners - GTI sideskirts - Audi stainless tips - Porto alloy spare - Plastic battery box - 9W7 Bluetooth
      2013 RS Golf 2.5 6AT 2DR - Bone stock

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 13th, 2006
      Location
      Cincinnati, OH
      Posts
      657
      Vehicles
      2004 Passat GLX, 2006 Phaeton W12
      01-14-2012 12:34 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
      No, I don't think the term "tease" is really applicable.

      Consider it a preview of work in progress.

      -Uwe-
      Here's your first bug report: The pre-order page on ross-tech.com is missing!

    5. Member Williams04GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 21st, 2010
      Location
      Houston
      Posts
      378
      Vehicles
      04 GTI
      01-14-2012 10:59 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by jyoung8607 View Post
      Here's your first bug report: The pre-order page on ross-tech.com is missing!
      Found it
      Will there be a version for iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Phone 7?

      We are not planning to make a native "Application" for any of these platforms. Instead, we have begun working on an approach to support modern mobile devices in a completely platform independent way. This project is still in its infancy and there is no estimate of a completion date, so please don't waste our time asking when it will be ready. When it is ready, we won't keep it a secret!

      In the meanwhile, the most portable way to run VCDS is to use a Netbook PC. These are small enough to fit in your glove box and cost less than a typical smart phone. Current ones usually come with Windows 7 Starter Edition, and VCDS works fine with this. Older ones normally came with XP-Home and VCDS works fine on that as well.

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 13th, 2006
      Location
      Cincinnati, OH
      Posts
      657
      Vehicles
      2004 Passat GLX, 2006 Phaeton W12
      01-14-2012 05:55 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Williams04GTI View Post
      Found it
      The comment was directed toward Uwe, as enthusiastic support for his efforts and to underscore the fact the market is eagerly anticipating his work whenever it may come to fruition. I've been a paid-up legit Pro series interface user since early 2006. I've referred multiple other purchasers to them. I have contributed, and continue to contribute, label file and readiness test content. In short, I'm familiar with the product and the company and I think I get to speak my mind here.

      If you're a Ross Tech employee, thanks and I already understand. If you're not a Ross Tech employee, and I see no indication you are, then you weren't part of this conversation.

    7. Forum Sponsor Uwe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 16th, 2000
      Location
      Lansdale, PA
      Posts
      5,310
      Vehicles
      Too Many
      01-14-2012 08:17 PM #7
      The comment was directed toward Uwe, as enthusiastic support for his efforts and to underscore the fact the market is eagerly anticipating his work whenever it may come to fruition.
      That's exactly how I took your comment, thanks.

      Obviously the entry from our FAQ that Williams quoted needed a bit of freshening, so I've done that:
      http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/faq_1.html#1.9

      -Uwe-
      VCDS® -- Satisfaction guaranteed or double your fault codes back!
      I reserve the right to be a prick if people make unreasonable demands.

    8. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 13th, 2006
      Location
      Cincinnati, OH
      Posts
      657
      Vehicles
      2004 Passat GLX, 2006 Phaeton W12
      01-15-2012 12:26 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
      That's exactly how I took your comment, thanks.
      Thanks to you as well. Looking forward to upgrading.

      Williams04GTI, sorry about the cranky reply earlier, I probably should not have posted it as is. I was just trying to say "I'm not exactly a newb here, thanks."

    9. Member vr6jettajay's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 29th, 2006
      Location
      Titsville, FL
      Posts
      1,472
      Vehicles
      81 rabbit diesel 4dr, 00 golf gls tdi 4dr
      01-18-2012 10:55 PM #9
      Alright so the FAQ states,"we will not take pre-orders until we are ready to ship."

      Personally I will be ordering the License with HEX-USB+CAN interface in ~ 3 weeks. Will the mobile version be upgradeable to existing customers? Or should i wait a little longer to purchase?
      2003 Jetta GLX VR6 - sold
      1984 Cabriolet Wolfsburg - traded
      1981 Cabriolet - traded
      1986 Golf GL sold

    10. Member vr6jettajay's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 29th, 2006
      Location
      Titsville, FL
      Posts
      1,472
      Vehicles
      81 rabbit diesel 4dr, 00 golf gls tdi 4dr
      01-19-2012 09:41 AM #10
      Additionally do you have an expected or estimate price point for the new interface?
      2003 Jetta GLX VR6 - sold
      1984 Cabriolet Wolfsburg - traded
      1981 Cabriolet - traded
      1986 Golf GL sold

    11. Forum Sponsor Uwe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 16th, 2000
      Location
      Lansdale, PA
      Posts
      5,310
      Vehicles
      Too Many
      01-19-2012 10:56 AM #11
      We've always offered discounted trade-in upgrades to existing customers and fully expect to continue to do that in the future.

      Pricing for this product has not been determined yet.

      -Uwe-
      VCDS® -- Satisfaction guaranteed or double your fault codes back!
      I reserve the right to be a prick if people make unreasonable demands.

    12. Member sfpegasus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 23rd, 2009
      Location
      San Francisco
      Posts
      1,273
      05-25-2012 07:56 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post

      Consider it a preview of work in progress.

      -Uwe-
      How's the progress?
      2010 CW Golf TDI DSG 2DR - Euroswitch - LED tails, turns - Clear corners - GTI sideskirts - Audi stainless tips - Porto alloy spare - Plastic battery box - 9W7 Bluetooth
      2013 RS Golf 2.5 6AT 2DR - Bone stock

    13. Member CasbahBoy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 16th, 2006
      Location
      Lakewood, OH
      Posts
      386
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R
      10-17-2012 02:23 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
      We've always offered discounted trade-in upgrades to existing customers and fully expect to continue to do that in the future.
      -Uwe-
      Ross Tech is fantastic. Just sayin'

      Quote Originally Posted by sfpegasus View Post
      How's the progress?
      http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-mobile/index.html

      A certain page looks like it has been updated, with a [we can assume very, very tentative] release of first quarter 2013
      HPA [downpipe, tune, comp controller, 75A mount], VW OEM [LED tails, euro cupholder, hatch sill plate, glovebox handle], HS Tuning RSR clutch, Hawk HPS pads, Dieselgeek shifter, TyrolSport shift bracket bushings, Bold-Sport R seat inserts, OEMPlus smoked side markers, Llumar ceramic tint, and deAutoKey front+rear LED turn signals.

    14. 02-16-2013 09:48 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by CasbahBoy View Post
      Ross Tech is fantastic. Just sayin'



      http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-mobile/index.html

      A certain page looks like it has been updated, with a [we can assume very, very tentative] release of first quarter 2013
      Now updated to: " We had originally hoped to be shipping by the end of 2012. We did not make that deadline and we're now shooting for the third quarter of 2013"

      http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-mobile/index.html

    15. 03-28-2013 04:46 PM #15
      From 2012 to Q1 2013 and now Q3 2013, what an absolute joke!
      Last edited by FiftyPence; 03-28-2013 at 04:49 PM.

    16. 03-28-2013 09:20 PM #16
      Why is it a joke to be careful during development and try to test everything before a release, so that a product may function proper?

      You are a real joker!

    17. Member jetta ,97's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 25th, 2009
      Location
      Dallas (Plano),TX
      Posts
      1,051
      Vehicles
      Jetta TDI 97 & 99.5
      03-28-2013 09:52 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European Parts View Post
      Why is it a joke to be careful during development and try to test everything before a release, so that a product may function proper?

      You are a real joker!
      Jack some people do not understand how much work you need to put in this.Plus Ros-Tech is one of the few companies that like to make everything perfect with out mistakes, as they always do.
      But still people will be people and they will never be satisfied no matter what you do .

    18. 03-29-2013 10:16 AM #18
      Suggesting a deliverable date and then failing time and time again in meeting it is the joke.

      I would suggest if you can't meet it after three estimates then it is time to remove any hint of a delivery date at all and leave it open on the product page instead of:

      'late 2012'

      oh no wait, sorry make that

      Q1 2013

      oh no wait, sorry make that

      Q3 2013

      the list goes on.

    19. Member RedWabbitVR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2006
      Location
      Lansdale
      Posts
      1,605
      Vehicles
      84 Rabbit Convertible VR6, 81 Rabbit Hatch, 81 Rabbit Diesel Caddy, 00 Jetta VR6, 01 Jetta 2.0
      03-29-2013 12:18 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by FiftyPence View Post
      Suggesting a deliverable date and then failing time and time again in meeting it is the joke.

      I would suggest if you can't meet it after three estimates then it is time to remove any hint of a delivery date at all and leave it open on the product page instead of:

      'late 2012'

      oh no wait, sorry make that

      Q1 2013

      oh no wait, sorry make that

      Q3 2013

      the list goes on.
      you apparently don't know what it takes to develop a tool like this, maybe you should sit back shut your mouth and keep your opinions to yourself.
      VRSociety #301

    20. Forum Sponsor Uwe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 16th, 2000
      Location
      Lansdale, PA
      Posts
      5,310
      Vehicles
      Too Many
      03-29-2013 12:40 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jetta ,97 View Post
      Plus Ross-Tech is one of the few companies that like to make everything perfect with out mistakes, as they always do.
      Hah! I wish this were true. Our stuff isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm happy that some very knowledgeable such as you think it is.

      Quote Originally Posted by FiftyPence View Post
      From 2012 to Q1 2013 and now Q3 2013, what an absolute joke!
      Quote Originally Posted by FiftyPence View Post
      Suggesting a deliverable date and then failing time and time again in meeting it is the joke.
      In some ways, I do regret having published an estimate. I really didn't want to, but people kept pushing for one.

      -Uwe-
      VCDS® -- Satisfaction guaranteed or double your fault codes back!
      I reserve the right to be a prick if people make unreasonable demands.

    21. Member jetta ,97's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 25th, 2009
      Location
      Dallas (Plano),TX
      Posts
      1,051
      Vehicles
      Jetta TDI 97 & 99.5
      03-29-2013 10:39 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by FiftyPence View Post
      Suggesting a deliverable date and then failing time and time again in meeting it is the joke.

      I would suggest if you can't meet it after three estimates then it is time to remove any hint of a delivery date at all and leave it open on the product page instead of:

      'late 2012'

      oh no wait, sorry make that

      Q1 2013

      oh no wait, sorry make that

      Q3 2013

      the list goes on.
      Like I said above and did not take to long :
      "But still people will be people and they will never be satisfied no matter what you do . "

    22. Member jetta ,97's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 25th, 2009
      Location
      Dallas (Plano),TX
      Posts
      1,051
      Vehicles
      Jetta TDI 97 & 99.5
      03-29-2013 10:40 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by redwabbitvr View Post
      you apparently don't know what it takes to develop a tool like this, maybe you should sit back shut your mouth and keep your opinions to yourself.
      thank you very much.

    23. Member jetta ,97's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 25th, 2009
      Location
      Dallas (Plano),TX
      Posts
      1,051
      Vehicles
      Jetta TDI 97 & 99.5
      03-29-2013 10:52 PM #23
      [QUOTE=Uwe;81306828]Hah! I wish this were true. Our stuff isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm happy that some very knowledgeable such as you think it is.

      Uwe ,
      you are very nice person and only person like you can say something like that .
      But let me tell you one thing. I own much more tool then VCDS, and I can tell you your tool is perfect . I never seen such a tool as yours that will do almost everything as factory tool does. And every new beta version is checked 100 times before release comes out.
      This means you are really want to make PERFECT tool with out any problems.
      That is what I call Prefect.
      Plus tech support is one of the kind.
      I never seen in my 14 years of work on cars in USA better company with excellent tool such as your company it is

    24. Member Racer16's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 21st, 2002
      Location
      NNJ
      Posts
      2,783
      Vehicles
      2000 audi s4,2001 a4,1999 a4,2002 gti,86 gti,85 scirocco,91 corrado,91 jetta gli,2000 passat
      09-27-2013 04:05 PM #24
      Any word on this product yet??I'm itching to swap out the dongle i purchased for this wireless unit.Then again maybe it will be released just in time for christmas???
      Own A Audi or VW in the Tri-State Area??Need Repairs???Contact Us.We do free estimates and always use OEM parts and Will Beat any shops prices.We have Over 38 years experience in Servicing and Repairing All European Brands!

    25. Member
      Join Date
      Jul 19th, 2010
      Location
      In the south, but not the "barefoot and toothless" south.
      Posts
      307
      Vehicles
      2004 VWs
      09-27-2013 04:42 PM #25
      It is still being worked on. Here is a quick and dirty video I put together earlier this month:



      As for a release date... there isn't one yet. But when it happens, we won't keep it a secrete.
      Jef blah blah blah
      http://www.ross-tech.com
      071, 070, 034, 036, 046, 077

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •