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LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement (iOS)

Postby Harry » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:51 pm

[THE BETA IS CLOSED NOW]

Dear friends of LapTimer,

I'm preparing the first beta release of LapTimer v19 (iOS) for testing. Most of the functionality listed below is completed already, some items (marked with [tbd]) are incomplete and will evolve during beta testing.

To participate in the beta, this are the requirements:

  • When participating, I want you to provide feedback too. ;-)
  • You need to be an existing LapTimer user - any edition.
  • You need an iPhone4S or later, or an iPad running iOS7.1 or later.

O.k., so what is new in v19? It is a lot and probably good for at least version 20 :-)

Here is the full list, please focus on these items when testing:

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Redesigned Tiled Navigation

    ‣ Completely new and tiled navigation improving usability a lot
    ‣ Support for user selectable favorite views
    ‣ Navigation structured by Prepare / Race / Analyse pattern replacing tab bar
    ‣ Reworked Trip, Timer, Speedo, Classic, Racer, Acceleration, and Satellites
      View to benefit from space freed up [availability of views depends on
      LapTimer edition]
    ‣ New top level analytic views available: recent laps and system health status   

User Interface Enhancements

    ‣ Completely new Engine View showing tons of engine data (OBD) [GrandPrix]
    ‣ Calculation of number of remaining laps based on tank capacity and consumption
    ‣ Expand / Collapse of sections in Lap List, Add-ons List, and Checklists
    ‣ Updated and a lot nicer Maps View
    ‣ New assistant style for Define User, Autocross, New Track [tbd]
    ‣ Reworked coloring scheme for best laps and time made good / lost
    ‣ Redesigned icon set and further addition of iPhone6 Plus resolution graphics
    ‣ Tons of refinements of user interface to provide an even nicer, simpler,
      and more convenient experience

Apple Watch support

    ‣ Display current, gap, and last lap time on an Apple Watch paired
    ‣ Support for some one-button-push actions to remote control LapTimer

Video and Overlay Features

    ‣ Full support for Sony's line of cams: MultiCam operation [GrandPrix]
    ‣ GoPro's line of HERO cams is now officially supported: HERO3/3+/4 [GrandPrix]
    ‣ Improved preview for external cams, optimized connection making [GrandPrix]
    ‣ For easy video overlaying, footage from external cams is transferred
      automatically between action cam and LapTimer now [GrandPrix] [tbd]
    ‣ Several improvements to video overlays, e.g. time display, enhanced
      configuration options [Petrolhead]
    ‣ Display of heart beat rate if available from Health Kit [GrandPrix]

New Accelerometer Support

    ‣ Completely reworked accelerometer calibration
    ‣ Besides individual calibration, LapTimer offers presets for LHD, RHD, video,
      and motorbike use cases
    ‣ For those with a permanent mount, individual calibration can be locked
    ‣ No recalibration when device orientation is changed
    ‣ Support for flipped lineal and lateral acceleration
    ‣ New Sensor list section for inertial measurement units (like Accelerometer)
    ‣ Added display of calibration status to several views

New Sensor Support

    ‣ Added full support for Autosport Labs RaceCapture/Pro MK2 device; this
      sensor delivers 50 Hz GPS and 50 Hz OBD; NB: as long as only Bluetooth
      is supported by ASL, a BT to WiFI bridge is required; contact us to get
      more information [GrandPrix]
    ‣ Added display and health check for GPS disturbances using Kp-Index
    ‣ Added support for Bluetooth Low Energy devices (GPS and OBD)
    ‣ For those designing their own OBD solution, a "read only" mode has been added
      allowing to stream in any ELM327 replies without complex (and slow) request
      and reply patterns
    ‣ Several improvements to sensor connection making and data handling
    ‣ Groups of sensors not used can be disabled altogether; as an example,
      all WiFi sensors can be disabled - which reduces system load

Enhanced Analytics

    ‣ Shows heart beat information overlaid to Laps (max per lap) and Charts
      in general (requires some Health Kit compatible accessory) [GrandPrix]
    ‣ Touching a lap in Laps View (bar chart), gives you a quick look into lap
      details now; a transition to the full Lap Details View is available too
    ‣ Longitudinal and lineal acceleration graphs show lineal and longitudinal
      acceleration as a dotted line now allowing trail breaking analysis
    ‣ Added adaptive path simplification to charts improving display speed of high
      update rate recordings for very long tracks

Improved Motorbike support

    ‣ Much improved handling of lean angles for motorbikes
    ‣ Support for measured lean angle / lateral acceleration based on down force

Model / Import / Export Enhancements

    ‣ New vehicle types supported (speedboat, jetski, ski)
    ‣ Added vehicle data lookup provided by Edmunds
    ‣ Completely reworked vehicle data handling and import / export
    ‣ Added support for compressed Google Earth files (.kmz)
    ‣ Further improvements to import (e.g. all caps allowed for .VBO etc)
    ‣ Added OBD (rpm and throttle) information to VBO export (and import)

System and Refactoring

    ‣ Full 64 bit support making LapTimer integrate a lot better into iOS
    ‣ Raised minimum iOS version requirement to iOS7.1
    ‣ Cleaned up code and removed all iOS6 and older compatibility stuff
    ‣ Removed single density artwork
    ‣ Extensive profiling and performance tuning

Bugfixes

    ‣ and - needless to say - dozens of smaller bugfixes and improvements


What to do to participate:

I need your email address and any confirmation you are an existing LapTimer user. The later can be done by either using the Contact button available in LapTimer's startup screen (gray button -> Contact), or by forwarding the receipt you have received from Apple after purchase.

Once you have submitted this information to Harry@gps-laptimer.de, please give some time until you get a message from iTunes Store with title "TestFlight: You're invited to test Harry's LapTimer Petrolhead 19.0.0". This mail will include instructions how to install the app using TestFlight.

Looking forward to your feedback!

- Harry


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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement

Postby totoshe » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:48 pm

Email.
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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement

Postby Ginola » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:13 pm

e-mail sent ;)


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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement

Postby DaniFW » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:43 am

Email sent and instructions received.

Does the beta version overwrite the actual version installed or can use both? (not at the same time, obviously). I have a trackday in april with transponders included and would be great to compare timings of both versions with the transponder time-sheet.

Thanks.


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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement

Postby Harry » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:42 pm

DaniFW wrote:Does the beta version overwrite the actual version installed or can use both? (not at the same time, obviously).


It depends. Actually there are three LapTimer base editions. These are the editions that appear in AppStore. All of these base editions can be installed at the same time. As all share the same short name and icon, they will look the same. Oddly it is a little more complicated. Any base edition can be enhance by upgrades. Sample: you can buy Petrolhead and upgrade to GrandPrix later (from LapTimer's Add-ons). This app will have the GP functionality but is still a Petrolhead base edition. This in turn means one can install a Petrolhead plus GP upgrade plus a GP base edition side by side.

The beta is a Petrolhead base edition plus a GP upgrade. This mean in case you originally bought Rookie or GP, you can install the beta in addition to v18.3.x In case you bought Petrolhead initially, it will be replaced by the beta.

When participating in the beta, please always run a full backup to .hlptrl before installing the first time.

- Harry


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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement (iOS)

Postby carramrod » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:59 pm

Does v19 let you do GoPro video without using the internal iPhone video? Thanks! I couldn't tell from the release notes, heh.


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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement (iOS)

Postby Harry » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:40 pm

No, not in the release notes. :-) Probably in v19.1


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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement (iOS)

Postby devenh » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:41 am

Is MultiCam supported?


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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement (iOS)

Postby Harry » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:06 am

Yes, both for v19 iOS and Android (MultiCam for external action cams). Since iOS8 there are issues for the MultiCam connection to the smartphone "action cam", I have that on my list to fix until release.

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Re: LapTimer v19 Beta Testing announcement (iOS)

Postby krussell » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:33 pm

Harry,
Could you give a more detailed explanation of the below statement. I run an iPhone 6 (Master - Laptimer Grand Prix) for the front view and an iphone 5 (Laptimer MultiCam) for the rear view at the track. I have never been able to successfully transfer videos from the slave to master using iCloud . Will the feature below automatically transfer the MultiCAM footage to my iPhone 6 (Master). My ultimate goal would be a way of transferring all video and Metadata (from both phones) over to my iPad where I would then do all my overlay processing and storage/viewing of videos.
Thanks,
Kevin Russell

New Features:
"For easy video overlaying, footage from external cams is transferred automatically between action cam and LapTimer now [GrandPrix] [tbd]"



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