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Old 2011.09.09, 11:35 AM   #16
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Is this app any closer to being done?
Not much since my last post. Another new software project too precedence shortly after that post. Within the next couple of weeks I should be able to get back to focusing on the lap counting software related work.
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Old 2011.10.16, 11:13 AM   #17
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i know, its probably all too late now, but wouldn't it be good to have a web/browser app instead of a app designed and written for the iphone?

that way it would work on ipad/iphone/android/winphone/windows/linux at the same time.

EDIT: does the flipside software have a programming interface of some sort so it can be controlled remotely?
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Old 2011.10.17, 03:56 PM   #18
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i know, its probably all too late now, but wouldn't it be good to have a web/browser app instead of a app designed and written for the iphone?

that way it would work on ipad/iphone/android/winphone/windows/linux at the same time.

EDIT: does the flipside software have a programming interface of some sort so it can be controlled remotely?
It is something I originally considered but dismissed for 2 primary reason. First is it creates a potential single point of failure. I could create a robust app with redundancy and pay additional money to various vps/hosting providers or clod infrastructure providers to minimize the possibility of downtime to elimante this concern.

The second concern was security, the website would act as a relay and so I would need to be very certain about the security otherwise someone could torment other people through stopping and starting races.

Since programming is just a hobby for me I did not want to take on those responsibilities.

What I have done instead is made it so the phone communicates directly with the computer. You do not have to have internet access but the phone and computer do need to be able to communicate using a network. The main drawbacks with this approach are that you have to know the ip of the computer to communicate and it may be possible that a firewall could block communication.

I have not submitted the code into the main trunk yet but when I do there someone could create their own program for controlling the computer. It is a really simple protocol so far.
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Old 2011.11.05, 10:24 AM   #19
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saw this, this morning.
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Old 2012.01.03, 02:40 PM   #20
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a Iphone or Androis app would be great - but i think more handy would me some kind of voice Control for

starting the Race
Pausing the Race
End the Race
the Ranking

taking out iphone or any larger displays would be hard during the race (when there ist none "not driving race-master")
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Old 2012.01.26, 11:32 AM   #21
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I Have an iPhone & I'm the one that controls most of our races functionality at our meets.

I think something like this would be quite useful!


EDIT: I finally had enough time to read through this thread...
The location we race from has no wireless, but the iPhone does allow you to run a personal hotspot, so you could hook the laptop up to the iPhone's wireless & therefor get the connection that is needed to have it on the same network.

pinwc4: Are you able to share the current program as an .ipa ? I happen to maybe have a jailbroken app so I wouldn't need to get it from iTunes to install it. =)


I currently use a Remote Desktop App from my iPhone to the laptop and just remotely move the mouse to the Start Race and click on it.
I then also get a local close copy of all the laptimes etc, as I usually stand far away from the PC.
I also did this with my iPad last time and it just kicked butt!

Having an app to start stop the race would be nice, and also having one to see laptimes for the racers themselves might be usefull.
I know more than enough of the racers I run with have smart phones.
As for security, set a local admin password that the app has to use to auth against that way you can make the app auto discover the Lap counter and conenct, you just gotta make sure the admin password is set correctly.

Anyhoo, that's enough from me for now!

I had an awesome conversation with pinwc4 last night.
Thanx for all your time bud!
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In as well but I think it would be easier to just implement a basic mobile webpage. That way it's supported by all devices/phones/tablets/etc.

However if you go the iPhone route, I'm in too for $5.
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any further consideration of this?
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I am unsure if this program is being supported anymore by pinwc4 as I haven't seen any new updates or posts from him in a while.
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