iPhone version released 29 May 2017
Good news for the iPhone and iPod Touch users: RacePad is now a universal App!
In order to get the application up and running relatively quickly, we have reduced the functionality on the iPhone version. You still have access to the four main views (Timing, Dashboard, Map and Strategy), but due to the size limitations we had to remove certain elements. We figured this way we could provide you the iPhone version now, rather than making you wait a lot longer for a complete redesign. We did put a lot of effort into fitting the essential information into the different sizes and in our humble opinion RacePad looks really neat on an iPhone.
We support all iPhones and iPod Touches running iOS9. We have tested RacePad in the simulator on the various sizes and in real life on an iPhone 6 and 7+. Since we don't have a huge range of devices to test on, if you encounter any issue - be it performance or layout related - please send us a mail at edward<at>tyka.net.
Additionally we made some updates to the App:
- Map is displayed more quickly (from the 1st recorded timed lap, but continues to refine itself for another 2 laps)
- Map is potentially rotated for best possible fit
- Map displays abbreviated names rather than positions
- Several bugfixes
- The front/rear tyre wear estimation now takes worst wearing tyre into account, rather than the average tyre wear.
Note: Be sure to install the latest plugin from the website when you update the App!
We hope you enjoy this update. As always, RacePad remains free of charge. Should you wish to support us, you can always buy us a beer through the donate button at the bottom of the support page ;)Edward and Antti
Updates 23 January 2017
It has now been almost nine months since the release, so perhaps it is time for some quick updates :)
We have received some great feedback on RacePad. Everyone seems to find it very useful and the app has been downloaded hundreds of times. Thanks for the compliments, it makes the effort certainly worthwhile!
Overall RacePad has been very stable, but we have seen a few rare crashes occur. However, we can't seem to reproduce this crash ourselves to fully understand why or how this happens. In a future update we will fix this issue, but if you ever experience any crashes, please report them to us :)
The most frequent question we receive though, is whether an Android version is coming. Unfortunately no Android version is planned at this stage. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that I simply do not own any devices and have no programming experience of that platform (with no real incentive to learn). If there are any programmers who would like to help us build an Android version, they are most welcome to join the team!
We have been taking a bit of a break from working on RacePad since its release, as it took considerable time and effort to make. At some point we may pick it up again to add new features or to make an iPhone version, but for now no major changes are planned. In the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy RacePad :)
Edward and Antti
RacePad now available 26 April 2016
We are very proud to introduce RacePad, now available in the App Store! Absolutely free, no in-app purchases and no ads.
We have spent a huge amount of time designing, testing and tuning RacePad. It includes many useful features that aren't available in the game, such as a track map, an advanced strategy view, a race countdown for perfect starts, etc.
We have included a comprehensive tutorial to learn more about these features in detail. The tutorial can also be viewed online on the website. We hope RacePad proves useful to all sim drivers out there to give you a competitive advantage.
RacePad has been thoroughly tested from short practice sessions to long endurance races. However, as it is a new and complex application, we do recommend to take care initially during important races. We would like to ask everyone to report any bugs to edward<at>tyka.net.
This has been our pet project over the past 8+ months, spending a lot of our spare time on it. We really hope you enjoy it.
Edward and Antti