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Old 01-01-2016, 12:06 AM
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Hello,
Newbie to coding here!
I've done some research about "how to code" my 2009 E93, and everything seems to points towards Carly (formerly know as BMWhat).
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Is that really the only app that can perform coding from an iOS device?

I downloaded and tested their free "Lite" version with my ELM 327/OBD2 Wifi dongle, and while it seems to work and shows "coding possibilities" for my car, it's not particularly user-friendly, throws some German text every now and then, and since their full-feature app costs $45, I was wondering if anybody knew other options out there, before I bite the bullet and purchase it.

Since my dongle is Wifi, I'm also open to Mac-based solutions (not just iOS), if there are any.

Thanks for any advice / input you may have!


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Old 01-11-2016, 06:15 AM
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I believe you can run a virtual windows machine from your mac. That may be your only option. Has anyone tried this personally?

Or, you can find a used Windohs laptop and dedicate it to your car. As you get further into the BMW world you will need it. ;-)

Also, look at joining your local BMW CCA chapter. I would bet there are some coders in the Golden Gate chapter. Me thinks there are 4k+ members in that chapter. I'm sure one of them owns Macs and codes!

I am up here in the Sierra Chapter (Reno). We are a much smaller group...
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On the Mac side, I am actually looking for "native" solutions, specifically to avoid having to run a Windows virtual machine. I've seen many posts across the interweb discussing solutions involving Bootcamp or Parallels or VMWare, but I'm wondering why in heaven isn't there a single native solution for Mac... If there are Windows apps, it shouldn't be that complicated to develop a Mac version - there's not much UI involved, it's mostly communication/networking...

I'm also surprised that I was only able to find ONE iOS app for coding (Carly, mentioned in my first post). If anyone knows of others, I'm all ears!

Cheers!
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:02 AM
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Hi there, there has been a try to have native Mac OS version of E-SYS ... unfortunately it has not been doable since there was no OSX substitute for the CAN library that BMW uses (dated May 2015). :(

See the complete thread here [Only for registered users... ].

Hopefully one day we will get it. ;)
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