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LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by Harry » Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 am

Dear friends of LapTimer,

LapTimer v23 will be released very soon! For iOS it is in Review by Apple currently (Rookie approved already) and the Android version will be submitted later today.

Like for the last 13 years we have the app on the stores, this major LapTimer update is free of charge for existing users. Please keep in mind this model is working as long as existing users support us in convincing new ones to enter the LapTimer community. Updating LapTimer continuously is a big investment.

So if you want to support this model and benefit from free updates in the future, rate the app on the stores, leave a review, and spread the news. Thanks a lot!

- Harry

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Changes in LapTimer v23:

Video / Overlay

- Added tire gadget to video overlays; support for both measured and simulated temperatures [GrandPrix]
- Added support for HERO7 SE/BE (take care to keep standard cam settings for iOS compatibility)

New Functionality

- Editing of recordings at fix level
- Laps can be marked as Incomplete manually
- Recordings can be joined into one lap
- Replaced Dropbox integration by general purpose sharing of data (iOS / Android distribute function)
- Added weather information
- Added reference lap plot to Map View
- New Tires View showing temperatures, pressures, battery, tx level, with intelligent warnings [GrandPrix]
- Customizable fuel tank empty and warning levels
- Tire temperature simulation from acceleration and vehicle properties

Improvements

- Various new Expert Settings to tweak LapTimer for your requirements 
- Improved Chart coloring; added more temperatures to Temperature Chart, added new chart showing tire temperatures [GrandPrix]
- Sensor List is showing accessory types disabled
- Avg. speed calculation shows calculation source (standard or measured distance)
- Trigger detection corridor width can be specified by trigger
- More information on databases, improved recovery routines
- Modernized build environments to iOS12 and Android Oreo
- Improved sensor fusion, made it more robust for dropping connections
- Reworked OBD integration to apply less aggressive optimizations (higher compatibility)

Sensors

- Added support for indoor positioning systems (e.g. indoor karts)
- Added support for TPMS sensors: VC601, RejsaRubberTrack, Texys [OPEN]
- General support for tire sensors with up to 16 temperatures per tire
- Included tire configuration (assign sensor to tire)
- Generalized engine sensor support to fully support non OBD systems
- Added support for VEEPEAK OBD BTLE adapters
- Added 50 Hz storage rate (experimental)

Outlook:

- Prepared the revival of the LapTimer / MultiCam pair; once the MultiCam is ready, 
  LapTimer will control other phones again. We will have mixed operation supported!
  We have planed the MultiCam app for v23.1 [GrandPrix]

Plus dozens of smaller fixes, improvements, and refactoring
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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by carramrod » Wed May 15, 2019 5:56 pm

Hey Harry, can you give me more info on this new feature?

- Recordings can be joined into one lap

Is this the ability to merge multiple GoPro files into one session and do an overlay? Thanks!
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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by Harry » Wed May 15, 2019 6:32 pm

No, this is a maintenance function to join the data of two laps into one lap. This is not related to GoPro chunks.

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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by ereynold60 » Thu May 16, 2019 5:53 pm

Harry - Will "MultiCam" in v23.1 be IOS only (as in past), or will Android be supported as well ?
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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by Harry » Thu May 16, 2019 5:56 pm

v23.1 will support these scenarios:

LapTimer iOS ‣ MultiCam iOS
LapTimer Android ‣ MultiCam iOS

The MultiCam Android app will follow and all mixed scenarios will be supported.

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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by xingqianli » Sat May 18, 2019 10:08 am

Harry wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 5:56 pm
v23.1 will support these scenarios:

LapTimer iOS ‣ MultiCam iOS
LapTimer Android ‣ MultiCam iOS

The MultiCam Android app will follow and all mixed scenarios will be supported.

- Harry
Harry, when do you plan to release v23.1 iOS? Can't wait for the MultiCam 8-)
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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by ereynold60 » Mon May 20, 2019 1:55 pm

Harry wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:32 pm
No, this is a maintenance function to join the data of two laps into one lap. This is not related to GoPro chunks.

Harry
Harry - I have a few laps that were "split" by error in v22.x.... What is the procedure for joining two laps in v23 Android? I can't seem to find this function

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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by Harry » Mon May 20, 2019 2:56 pm

[updated]

To join a complete session's laps, goto Lap List and select the Session grouping. Select the session you want to join laps from and select Join Laps from the action menu (Android). In a typical scenario, you would run Verify Lap on the joined recording afterwards to re-apply a lap splitting according to updated triggers or detection settings.

To join a lap with the previous lap, select that lap from Lap List, select Fixes and find the join function with the previous in the action menu again.

For iOS, both dialogs will show a join icon in the bottom tool bar (instead of action menu).

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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by ereynold60 » Fri May 31, 2019 9:12 pm

Harry - I have run "check data" and I believe it run in background as it takes a while to complete and then I get a prompt to purge all but 3 recovery databases. I assume this is a successful complete? However, I get a new "System Backup" upon completion, even though I ran "Check Data". Is that normal?

I have a large database... 876 laps and 1313203 fixes. Phone is a LG G6 about 1 year old.

I have no issue using the "Track Day" and "Year" views in Lap List, but Session view takes 20 seconds (I timed it). Still it is fairly annoying.


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Re: LapTimer v23 announcement (iOS and Android)

Post by Harry » Fri May 31, 2019 9:21 pm

LapTimer creates a system backup before running Check Data. Check Data is doing some quite complex manipulation which may fail itself, so I have decided to create a backup to be safe.

Your phone is about 60% faster than my Nexus 6, so it looks like processing time is not linear with the database size, but beyond. I will check if I can find some efficiency here.

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