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My dad bought a 2020 Hyundai Palisade back in the fall, and the salesweasel convinced him he needed to get rid of his old flip-phone and get a smartphone to use "Blue Link", Hyundai's proprietary software for...Lord only knows what. Checking the status of the door locks and such, it seems.

I don't know how many times I've told him since it doesn't sound terribly useful, and that it's not going to provide him with anything he needs. About 2 weeks ago he got himself some Android phone anyway, and now wants me to install the Blue Link app on it.

It's rated rather poorly (2.5 stars out of 5), and the only positive reviews are all from people, it seems, who only want a single function, the remote starter (which you can use with the keyfob anyway, no app required). The app reviews are all otherwise trashing it. Despite my warnings, he got me to install it...and it's absolutely useless. You can't even launch the app - it crashes back to the main screen after some splash screen. Try to restart it enough times, and eventually it'll try to relaunch itself in a loop, actually rendering the phone unusable unless you're quick enough to switch back to Google Play and hit Uninstall.

I'm trying to make my dad understand that no, the fact that his car isn't yet registered in the app probably has nothing to do with the constant crashing, since you can't even get far enough to even try to register it.

Maybe they haven't tried the app on this particular phone or OS version (it's running Android 9, and the phone's still new, so it hasn't even yet had a chance to get any crapware installed on it yet), and while it's certainly possible they'll manage to get it launching eventually, the fact that the app has existed since 2017 (I believe) and still rated so poorly doesn't give me much hope.

I've always believed that car guys shouldn't be writing software, any more than software guys should be making cars. What I'm seeing does nothing to change my perception.

Anyone here working in the automotive software industry?
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