• Nov 6, 2009
Since there are approximately one trillion iPhones in the world and about ten-times as many apps, it's not hard to find a program to suit your needs. But in the automotive sphere, there aren't nearly as many quality applications and even fewer that can deliver the information most gearheads crave. Thankfully, DevToaster has answered the call with Rev, and putting out the 2.0 release of its popular diagnostic and performance program.

In addition to offering code-reading and clearing features, along with OBD metrics for everything from coolant temp to throttle position (full features here), Rev includes built-in metrics for lateral and forward acceleration to calculate horsepower and torque, saved vehicles, GPS tracking and data-logging. In a bid to make the program more user friendly on the fly, it's reworked its interface to make it easier to edit the visual representations for the virtual (and customizable) gauges and graphs.

Although it's $39.99 App Store price seems like a deal considering its capabilities, the steep price of the company's wireless OBD-II controller ($149.99, pictured at right) is slightly harder to swallow. However, DevToaster is working on bringing the cost of the unit down in the near future and hopes to bring out both a series of "fun," "green" utilities and has talked with Google about developing a version for Android phones. Look for a full review of the 2.0 software soon.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      ya,,, i agree its pretty cheap.. if you already got an iPhone.. but this just sounds like the multi-fuction display for the GT-R...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's about time. That is cheap compared to some of the other VAG products on the market, and you have to have a laptop to use some of them. I'll take the $150 over a laptop purchase any day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, Nick. You can easily spend several hundred dollars on a good code scanner that gives you the kind of data that the Rev does. It's a bargain (as long as you already have the iPhone).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would much rather spend 150 bucks on that adapter, then 120 for the Tom Tom kit...
      • 5 Years Ago
      PFFFFFFFFFFFTTTT! there are tons of bluetooth wireless odbII units out there for $25 bucks..

      I would rather spend $180 on a WOTBOX, and wait for a real solution from the likes of Diablo sport,SCT, etc that you can actully tune with..
        • 5 Years Ago
        this is much more than what the simple $25 dollar obd2 readers do... you can datalog, and use the whole line of PLX modules. You aren't limited to obd2
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow... i'm kind of surprised at how this was reported. Rev 2.0 has been out for a few weeks now and you guys COMPLETELY missed the greatest update of all: PLX iMFD module support. With 2.0 you don't have to rely on obd2 data, you can daisy-chain up to 32 PLX modules to get other data such as A/F and actual boost (for instance if you have a piggyback that tricks the ecu). Guys that was by far the biggest news...

      and PS, datalogging was available in Rev 1.0, that isn't new.