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Track Attack Known Issues – iOS, Android and Windows Phone

April 6, 2013

This blog entry for now will be used to publish the known issues we have and status for getting them fixed.  Feel free to post comments on here to add new items or email us at trackattacksupport@9104studios.com.

Track Attack on iOS: Updated 8/6/2014

Current Versions:  2.0.8 (Full Paid Version) 1.0.2 (Lite – enables free download and trial with in-app upgrade option)

Known Issues:

    1. Users who had 2.0.5 or older versions and upgraded to 2.0.6 may experience an issue where their session history is not showing in the history page.  This was reported by 2 users and 2.0.8 resolved the issue.  Note, if you recorded new sessions successfully but they did not show up in your history, they are not lost.  They are simply not showing in the UI.  The 2.0.8 update fixed this problem but contact us at trackattacksupport@9104studios.com if you are still having issues.

 

Track Attack on Android: Updated 8/6/2014

Current Versions:  1.1.7

Known Issues:

    1. Inconsistent lap detection when recording at 1080p and sampling at 10Hz using an external GPS accessory.  The issue is that the application is doing too many things at once and most phones, even with quad core processors cannot detect the lap times in real time.  Status:  Fix is being developed.  ETA:  August 29, 2014.  Note: Recording at 1080p with only the internal GPS sensor works 100%.  Recording at 1080p with 5Hz works 100%.  It is only recording at 1080p at 10Hz which is creating problems.
    2. For users who have purchased PRO, sometimes when internet connection is lost, the app believes the user is still in trial mode.  Status:  Fix is being developed.  ETA:  August 29, 2014.  Workaround: Make sure you have an internet connection, hard kill the application, launch the Google Play store (confirm it is connecting to the store) and then relaunch Track Attack.  Make sure you are signed into Track Attack as well and it should detect you are a PRO customer.  The combination that is needed is validation from the Google Play store as a PRO purchaser and logged in with your account on Track Attack.

 

 

Track Attack on Windows Phone: Updated 8/6/2014

Current Versions:  1.0.2

Known Issues:

    1. Website Processing Errors: HD video uploads are being corrupted during the upload process and causing web site processing errors.  This means that during the upload, at least one block is lost and thus is not a complete file for the server to process.  This can be caused by trying to upload a large video file on a weak or intermittent internet connection.  Ideally, users should connect to the strongest/fastest Wi-Fi connection available and use that to upload a video.  Status:  Fix is being developed.  ETA:  August 10, 2014.  Note: This will not impact any of the sessions on your phone.  Once the fix is released, users will have to re-upload their session videos.
    2. Fun Run Bug: Fun run currently has lap-detection logic built into the session type which means that for auto-crossers who do a Fun Run session, if they go over the same place twice, it will detect that as a lap and not play full session from beginning to end during replay.  Status:  Fix is being developed.  ETA:  August 10, 2014.  Workaround: None.  Once the fix is released, the sessions will play back correctly and future Fun Run recordings will not have any laps detected.

United Kingdom Race Circuits Added to Official Track Database

March 16, 2013

It’s March and that means the northern hemisphere is starting to thaw, cars are getting put back together and drier days are approaching.

With that over the next couple weeks we’ll be adding the remaining official tracks for the larger norther hemisphere countries.  Just added is the UK race circuits!  A cool theme we saw as we researched the race tracks across the UK is that UK makes the most of their land mass with many race tracks being dual use air fields or retired Royal Air Force (RAF) circuits.

We have a small growing base of users out there and we can’t wait to see some of the sessions from the historic circuits out there.

Track

Country

Silverstone Circuit – Grand Prix United Kingdom
Brands Hatch United Kingdom
Lotus Cars Test Track Hethel United Kingdom
Cadwell Park FULL Circuit United Kingdom
Cadwell Park CLUB Circuit United Kingdom
Cadwell Park Woodland Circuit United Kingdom
Topgear Test Track United Kingdom
Abedare Park United Kingdom
Aintree Motor Racing Circuit United Kingdom
Bedford Autodrome Gran Turismo United Kingdom
Castle Combe Circuit United Kingdom
Croft Circuit United Kingdom
Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit United Kingdom
Donington Park National Circuit United Kingdom
Elvington Circuit United Kingdom
Goodwood Circuit United Kingdom
Honiley RAF Circuit United Kingdom
Hullavington RAF Circuit United Kingdom
Keevil RAF Circuit United Kingdom
Knockhill Racing Circuit United Kingdom
Llandow Circuit United Kingdom
Lydden Hill Race Circuit United Kingdom
Mallory Park FULL Circuit United Kingdom
Mallory Park OVAL Circuit United Kingdom
Mallory Park Motorcycle Short Circuit United Kingdom
Mallory Park Superbike Circuit United Kingdom
Mira Dunlop Circuit United Kingdom
Oulton Park International Circuit United Kingdom
Oulton Park Island Circuit United Kingdom
Oulton Park Fosters Circuit United Kingdom
Pembrey Circuit United Kingdom
Rockingham Oval Circuit United Kingdom
Rockingham International Super Sports Car Long Circuit United Kingdom
Rockingham Super Sports Car Circuit United Kingdom
Rockingham National Circuit United Kingdom
Snetterton 300 Circuit United Kingdom
Snetterton 200 Circuit United Kingdom
Snetterton 100 Circuit United Kingdom
Thruxton Circuit United Kingdom
Tonfanau Racing Circuit United Kingdom

 But don’t I need to download the coordinates for these somehow?

No, not at all!  As soon as you hit “Start Session”, Track Attack will figure out exactly where you are and what tracks are in the database near you.   Once you select a track and hit ‘Start’, it will automatically detect when you cross the start/finish line for the first time and start your lap timing.

Check it out!

Track Attack App GPS Lap Timer

Check out how Track Attack works on a race track. Automatically detects the nearby race tracks and starts lap timing.

 

 

Some of you may have noticed that a few weeks ago, www.trackattackapp.com went from being a place holder single page to something completely different.

Makes us look more legit right? Haha.

We have a big vision for what the Track Attack experience should be via a web browser and this is our first big step towards that vision.

What’s the big change?

The “ME” page.

The ME Page

What is it?

It’s the beginning of your driver’s log and session history. With Track Attack 1.1, as soon as you end a session, the session details get saved to your profile. Once you get home or to a reliable Wi-Fi hot spot, you go to the Upload Data page of the app and hit upload any one of the sessions or all sessions.

Session UploadOnce the upload process is complete, our servers go to work to slice and dice up your session into individual laps so you can view them lap by lap.

Note: expect uploads to take only a few minutes for sessions recorded in Standard Quality and up to 30-40 minutes for those recorded in High Quality.

How do I see my sessions online?

First, you have to log on. If you created your account on the app through Facebook Log in, click on the Facebook button to get logged in.

If you created an account from scratch, use your driver tag and password you used when you originally started using the app.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll see all your sessions along the left hand column. If you’ve uploaded the video, you’ll see the play button next to each lap and also the status of that video should be “available on website”. Choose a session and hit play!

Session Details

 

What’s next?

There’s a few things we have lined up for the next few weeks:

  1. Sharing your laps! Finally! We’ll have a small update to the Track Attack app going out soon which will link the Facebook posts you create from the app of a specific lap, to the video on the site (assuming you’ve uploaded the video).
    • We will also be creating a Facebook share button the site you can share directly from there.
    • Don’t worry, viewers will be taken to just that video and not be able to see all your other, not-as awesome videos!
  2. Full iPhone 5 update: Time for us to make better use of that extra screen space.
  3. User Profile and Race Car Profile management on the site.

Let us know what you think and hope everyone had a great Christmas and looking forward to 2013!

Track Attack 1.1 Released!

March 5, 2013

On a very rainy December 15th, we finished testing and submitted Track Attack 1.1 to the App Store. This update has taken longer than we originally expected and wanted but it was the right thing to do as we had to address some foundational issues to the app that will help make everything better today and as we continue rolling out updates in the future. Here’s what is packed in 1.1:

 

New ‘Start Session’ Experience:

We created a new screen before you start a session which figures out where you are located and gives you options:

  1. Create TrackSelect an Official Track: The app figures out if there are any official tracks within a 1.5 square mile of your location and allows you to select one of them. We have just over 350 tracks in the database where we were able to source confirmed names and start/ finish GPS coordinates.
  2. Select a User-Submitted Track: Track Attack allows users to create new tracks as noted below and this section brings up those tracks which were created by users. Our suggestion is to use the official track option for where you’re running if it’s available.
  3. Auto Create: If there are no Official or User-Submitted tracks, Auto Create is an option. With Auto Create, you simple select it, hit start once the app location accuracy is ready and start driving. Track Attack figures out the start/finish location based on where you drive through twice for the first time. After you are done with your session, you’ll be asked to name the track and it gets added to the “User-Submitted Track” section so others can use the track you created.
  4. Create Track: If there are no Official or User-Submitted tracks, Create Track is another option. Straight forward, you select this option, walk up to the start finish line (as close to it as possible and if you can, even walk on to the race track in the middle of the track) and you set the start/finish location. Once the GPS coordinates are secured, you name the track and that track becomes available to other users via the “User-Submitted Track” section.

 

Session Video Upload and Online Streaming:

We made significant improvements to the session data and video uploading process so that it is incredibly easy to make sure all your session data is saved to your profile, uploading video is easy and streaming the video from the site is seamless.

 

The Track Database:

One of the most simple but frustrating part of using one of the many GPS based lap timers out there is having to find, download and make sure track maps are working. We wanted to make the track map experience seamless but also let our users determine which tracks are out there, beyond official tracks that we have. Track Attack is already being used for oval dirt racing, rally cross, motocross and just driving around the back roads; we want to make creating and using tracks as easy as possible.

To start off with, we’ve populated the track database 139 race tracks in the United States and will be adding over 240 international race tracks.

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Welcome

March 5, 2013

We’re really excited to be officially live with our Track Attack app, site, and now with our very own blog. We want to start by sending a HUGE thank you to Track Attackers around the world for the support and feedback!

We’ll be using this blog to let you know about Track Attack app and site updates and to discuss future plans, ideas, and address any known bugs/issues. Our goal is to be the #1 Lap timer and video app for motorsports in the world, but we also want to grow and support the already strong community of professional and amateur racers. We can’t do that without you, so please don’t be afraid to contact us with any issues or suggestions.

How did we get here?

It all started when one car fanatic who grew up in a shop fixing, wrecking, modifying, and driving cars met a coding genius who was obsessed with technology. Frustrated that there wasn’t an easy solution that didn’t cost thousands of dollars and hours uploading and downloading video, they set out to build an integrated lap timer that didn’t require any dedicated hardware, could run as an app on phones people already have, and was integrated with the cloud for fast video replay and sharing. The result? Track Attack. And the app is just the beginning of this story…

Who are we?

The Track Attack team is small, but mighty! Have you heard the one about an Indian, Mexican, Frenchie, and a Japanese girl? That’s us! We’re a diverse group, but all equally passionate about making Track Attack an awesome experience and having fun while we do it.

It’s been a great year getting Track Attack off the ground and we look forward to sharing more with you. Be sure to add us on Facebook as well to hear about our latest events, contests, and more.

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