Sailing Related iPhone App

Not My Real Name

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I put it in GA originally but it has been suggested a couple of times I should have started it here in the Sailing section since it IS sailing related...which I suppose is a valid point.

Read the first post before you bitch me out about buying an add or starting too many threads!

Original thread here...

 

Sisu3360

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I've never actually seen your "college sailing start" used anywhere in college sailing. All dinghy racing, including nationals, is sailed under the 3 minute dinghy sequence. The only exception is keelboats, which use the standard 5 minute start.

But, it is in the PRs so I guess it's useful to have in the app.

 
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t_huebs

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I've never actually seen your "college sailing start" used anywhere in college sailing. All dinghy racing, including nationals, is sailed under the 3 minute dinghy sequence. The only exception is keelboats, which use the standard 5 minute start.

But, it is in the PRs so I guess it's useful to have in the app.
Navy Fall last year at a minimum.

For the RC side of things, try it you'll like it. It's very useful for large aggressive fleets. It really cuts down on the creep towards the line in the last 10 seconds or so.

From the sailor side, it shouldn't matter since you have a watch in the boat anyhow right? You also get less general recalls.

Win Win.

 

Raz'r

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Can the wireless function of the gizmo be used so that the RC can run the master, and have slaves on the boats? No need for a Sync function then. No idea the range on the gizmos

 

Not My Real Name

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Can the wireless function of the gizmo be used so that the RC can run the master, and have slaves on the boats? No need for a Sync function then. No idea the range on the gizmos
Bluetooth range isn't nearly enough for that unfortunately. The thought had occurred to me but I suspect the only way to do iTunes.com/apps/rcassistit would be via the web. I suspect the delay lag would be unacceptble. I suppose you could post the GPS time of the start andhave the client synch to it...but that's an order of magnitude more complex.

Besides all the Droid guys would squawk about unfair assistance... :)

 

daffy

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I've never actually seen your "college sailing start" used anywhere in college sailing. All dinghy racing, including nationals, is sailed under the 3 minute dinghy sequence. The only exception is keelboats, which use the standard 5 minute start.

But, it is in the PRs so I guess it's useful to have in the app.
Navy Fall last year at a minimum.

For the RC side of things, try it you'll like it. It's very useful for large aggressive fleets. It really cuts down on the creep towards the line in the last 10 seconds or so.

From the sailor side, it shouldn't matter since you have a watch in the boat anyhow right? You also get less general recalls.

Win Win.
how does it cut down on the creep towards the start line?

 

#13

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It works quite well, and am very happy to have it on my phone to refresh new RC or stale crew, particularly handy to have the different sequences since my small keelboat often races under the 3 minute sequence detailed in the App.

Great work- thank you!

#13 (or Numero Treces en Espanol)

 

t_huebs

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how does it cut down on the creep towards the start line?
With the whistles at 3min,2min,1min and start instead of all the whistles including 10sec and then a 5,4,3,2,1 countdown people don't push the line as much. It seems to take away a little bit of comfort factor, even if you have watches in the boats, and you get less recalls.

I file it in the shouldn't work but does category.

 

Not My Real Name

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I put it in GA originally but it has been suggested a couple of times I should have started it here in the Sailing section since it IS sailing related...which I suppose is a valid point.

Read the first post before you bitch me out about buying an add or starting too many threads!

Original thread here...
Your website linked from the front page is broken, seems to redirect to itself infinitly on ie8
Damn, that explains some oddness in the logs. Which link - the article or the picture? I tested them on Firefox & safari on my iPhone.

 
Your website linked from the front page is broken, seems to redirect to itself infinitly on ie8
Damn, that explains some oddness in the logs. Which link - the article or the picture? I tested them on Firefox & safari on my iPhone.
http://www.bravojuli...om/rcassist.htm is the broken page.

The only content it shows is

--->

and seems to be redirecting to itself

Heres the source for the page it gives

Code:
<html>
<head>
<title>R/C Assist</title>

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;http://www.bravojulietproductions.com/">
</head>
<!---
<frameset cols="718*" frameborder="NO" border="0" framespacing="0" rows="112,*"> 
 <frame src="/TitleFrame.cfm" frameborder="YES">
 <frameset cols="158,*" frameborder="NO" border="0" framespacing="0" rows="*"> 
<frame name="leftFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize src="/menuframe.cfm">
<frame name="mainFrame" src="/body.cfm" bordercolor="#CCCCCC" frameborder="YES">
 </frameset>
</frameset>
<noframes> 
<!-- Start of StatCounter Code -->
<script type="text/javascript"> 
var sc_project=5670835; 
var sc_invisible=1; 
var sc_partition=65; 
var sc_click_stat=1; 
var sc_security="39771d71"; 
</script>

<script type="text/javascript"
src="[url="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"]http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script><noscript><div[/url]
class="statcounter"><a title="wordpress visitor"
href="[url="http://www.statcounter.com/wordpress.com/"]http://www.statcounter.com/wordpress.com/[/url]"
target="_blank"><img class="statcounter"
src="[url="http://c.statcounter.com/5670835/0/39771d71/1/"]http://c.statcounter.com/5670835/0/39771d71/1/[/url]"
alt="wordpress visitor" ></a></div></noscript>
<!-- End of StatCounter Code -->
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
</body>
</noframes> 
--->
</html>
 

Not My Real Name

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<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;http://www.bravojulietproductions.com/">
Word to the wise...

And the guilty snippet of code (outside of that festering mass of bloat that is IE 8) is this...

Pretty much every browser out there can read the content="" section of a meta refresh tag and figure out if it contains a URL. Except for IE 8.0 which expects a number UNLESS you specify URL= in it, so it looks like this.

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://www.bravojulietproductions.com/">

The reason that is there is to automatically redirect the page to the root of the site. Because I created a landing page for certain ads (Google, in particular) which wouldn't let me redirect right to the itunes store since I don't actually own it, I needed a page to land on to redirect to the iTunes shop. Then I found out the App store didn't play nicely enough if you didn't actually have iTunes on your computer so I re-pointed that to the support page.

Once you create your ads for Google they take a week or so to approve them and if you change them you restart the process and if you change them while they are running they pull them while they review them...so I couldn't just do away with the landing page.

Fortunately only 44% of the people hitting the page were using IE 8 :ph34r: .

 
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