RallyBlitz - Rally iPhone App

Discussion in 'Racing' started by pilo, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Heading out this weekend and setup the iPhone app for my GoPro, I'm telling you once you put the iPhone on the bike there's no limit to the reasons you'll keep it on.

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  2. cross-country

    cross-country .

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    That's great Paul. So when can we buy it??
  3. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I'm with...... This guy.
  4. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    you don't want to do that :deal :lol3

    but seriously, spill the beans paul
  5. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    Paul,
    I think it's only fair that you distribute them in the order of proximity to your shop. Just so you know I'm working near the Boulder Rez...
  6. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    OK I am close to puling the trigger on this app but have one last question. Going to do sandblast in a few weeks and kinda would like to use this app. But wondering if a guy from out of town (Canada) does this app use data and if so how much? Because if i have to get a data plan from my carrier it cost a lot.
    thanks
  7. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    No data required. In fact, my "real" phone is an Android and the iphones I've used during development never had a plan. I did find out, however, to add a new (to me) phone to itunes and set it up you need a SIM card. I just pulled the card from my Android and away I went. After setup I yanked the card and everything worked perfectly.

    Good luck at the Sandblast! Post a pic if you end up using the app.
  8. 88NX250

    88NX250 Team USA

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    True story, no data needed. You won't NEED the app for sandblast but it will be easier than the stock ODO.

    Just buy it, it's a good app and supports a fellow rider!
  9. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Not for a while guys, still need a cable so I can integrate that into the design. The app does work in the cold too.

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  10. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    Great APP, Pilo !!!!!!!
    With just some house hold items, even us little guys can be rally SOB's


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  11. brocku

    brocku Adventurer

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    Just did another night time 9 hour car rally. The ODO's are spot on. I used the two ODO's: 1 for the stage mileage- reset when needed; the other ODO for total distance (more accurate and easier to read then stock car ODO). Works awesome and north of the border too! HA.
  12. MaxThePanda

    MaxThePanda Psycho Panda

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    Another South African buyer just lobbed money in your account. Andrew - you think they'd let us use this in the Amageza. I mean, technically it could be used to break certain rules, but maybe if the phone is deactivated....?
  13. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    It's perfectly legal.

    If worst came, the app still works without a SIM card in as it uses the phones GPS system.

    But, I used an iphone tracking app in the rally and there was no issue.
  14. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    A quick update for everyone.

    Version 1.1 was just released.

    - Speedo (MPH or KPH) - Liaison violators and Dual Sporters rejoice!
    - Scaling (as requested...now you can adjust the ODO only to match the scale used by whomever laid out the stage)
    - Permanent ODO option
    - Better user experience - all adjustments now inside App.

    Enjoy and thanks for everyone who has used it so far!

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  15. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Can you describe this in more detail.
  16. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    Currently the "B" tripmeter has a switch in settings so that it cannot be adjusted like the regular "A" and "B" ODOs. This means no incrementing or zero'ing. In the next version we are considering adding a password function on that ODO so a race organizer would have some visibility to the overall distance covered. We're also considering making the password function lock the App with an "SOS" mode that would allow exiting the App but would record the SOS access.

    Would any of this be of value?
  17. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    The sos function would be nice. You could even ''simulate'' the iritrack buttons, and send predefined text messages if a sim card exists.
    About the sos, this is a safety feature that everybody would like, and since gps is active I would suggest to create at some poin a feature that it sends the coordinates to predefined numbers and keep trying to do that until a signal is found (if there is no coverage).

    I dunno if the overall distance is critical for the organiser, critical would be for example to record the gps path so the orga can compare it with the predefined one, but then again most (if not all...) races have trackers. Another idea would be to record the paths, and share them around :ear
  18. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    I tested RB yesterday vs a roadbook made from a GPX file in Rally Navigator.
    Flawless!

    Later around the campfire, I was explaining RB to Jimmy Lewis when he pulled his phone out with RB and I quote,"It's the best odometer there is."
  19. Whatever Dood

    Whatever Dood No title available

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    It's hard to explain how satisfying it is to read that. Thanks so much for the kind words! Please let us know if you find any bugs or have feature suggestions.

    All the best,
    Rich (RB code monkey)
  20. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    What I want as an rally organizer is the ability to know if it was taken out of odometer mode at any time during the race. This is because normally it's not allowed to use any mapping or other smart phone navigation aids while racing. And if they do anything like that, we need to know so we can apply a penalty.

    If RB recoded the time it was last taken out of odometer mode, then we can see if that time was during the race. There must be no way to bypass it into not recording this time, such as turning off the phone while the app is running, or other tricks. Maybe also record the time RB was last started, so we can verify that time was before the race started, and not some time in the middle of the race. Then make an easy way to access these two times, so officials can quickly verify them at the finish of the stage. Or maybe you can think of another way to verify that no other apps where used during the race? Or maybe the SOS function you're already considering does this, and I don't fully understand it yet.