September 25, 2013
It’s been an awesome but too short of a summer for us at Track Attack and the final Beta of Track Attack for Android is now available. We want to thank the 500+ users in 57 countries that created almost 1,500 sessions over the past 3 months. Your usage, trials, errors and feedback have been great and helped us get to the final Beta, before the official production releases.
- Facebook Log In – now you can easily create an account or re-log in using your Facebook credentials. You still have to create a driver tag but you can use your normal Facebook credentials to log in or not worry about it at all if you have the official Facebook app installed on your Android device.
- Facebook Posts – You can create posts after each session directly from the phone! A post is created which is seen by your friends and when they click on the link, they are able to see the session details (race track you were on, # of laps, fastest lap and video if the video is already uploaded).
- Share the Session URL – Each session you create generates a unique URL that can take people to just that session to view the times and the video (if uploaded). Now, using the Android social button, you can share that unique URL via any of the social platforms you use!
- Universal Log In – log in from any phone, anywhere in the world at any time and all your session history shows up on the phone! This means you have close to unlimited storage on our site for sessions and video. Lose your phone or get a new one? No problem, just log in to Track Attack with your credentials and all your history automatically shows up and streams immediately (if video has been uploaded). Wow!
- Force Upload – this is for all you with sessions that are so awesome, you just can’t wait to get home to a Wi-Fi connection, you want to share the video NOW! Simply go to the upload screen, press and hold the session you want to upload and select ‘Force Upload’. The app will use your data connection to upload your video and get it processed to share immediately. Upload speeds will vary based on your connection quality and data plan. For all of you LTE, 4G and unlimited data plan users, this is for you!
- Track Database Download – Going to a race track in another country or where there is no data connection? Well now you can download the entire track database (a very small file) and Track Attack can work completely off-line. This is also great for making sure you don’t get any pesky phone calls in the middle of a session to screw up your concentration.
What happens after the Beta?
Track Attack 0.6 will be the last free beta and it will be available for download and work until November 22, 2013. After November 22nd, the app will not work and you will be prompted to download and use the production release.
What should you do?
Transitioning from the Beta to production is easy, just create a user account and upload all your video to the server. That’s it! Because of the Universal Log In feature above, you can delete the Beta version from your phone, download the commercial version, sign in and all your sessions are there in your History page.
How much will Track Attack cost in the future?
At least one month prior, Track Attack the first commercial release will be available for download. It will be free for a trial period and then you can use an in-app purchase to unlock two stages:
- Free Trial: Full functionality of Track Attack will be available to create 3 sessions of any of the session types. Once three sessions are created, you will be prompted to purchase, through the app, one of the two versions below.
- Lap Timer Only for $4.99USD: This version will allow you to record sessions with data only (i.e. lap or session times) but no video recording.
- Lap Timer + Video for $14.99USD: This is the full version you know and love with ability to record video, up to full HD (if your phone supports it) and ability to upload nearly unlimited amounts of videos on the site to instantly share! Do you have several race events a year and you want to share video of them all and not worry about storing that HD video on your phone, computer or paying premiums from a storage service? This is for you!