v1.2 is out17 October 2019
It's been a while :). We hope you are still enjoying RacePad as much as we are.
We have made several improvements to refine our App:
- Support for the most recent iPhone and iPad versions, taking the notch and rounded corners into account. We still support all devices running iOS9 and higher, meaning anyone running RacePad on an old iPad 2 or iPod Touch can continue to do so.
- Once generated, the track map is now stored to disk. The next time you drive the track, there's no need to regenerate it - it's loaded immediately.
- Fixed an issue with the generated track map sometimes showing anomalies when (re)joining a session.
- Should the track map still show anomalies (as it's generated by tracking driver positions), you can tap and hold the track in the trackmap view. A menu pops up where you can select to regenerate it. For a "perfect" track map, let the AI generate it offline. It will then be stored to disk and loaded for all future use.
- The Timing view now uses a fixed-width font for the timing data, making it easier to read.
- A gear indicator has been added to the Dashboard view to replace the low fuel and oil temperature indicators. As the Dashboard already displays the fuel and temperatures in a red colour when nearing low/high levels, we repurposed this space for the gear indicator.
- The Dashboard now has a speedometer (iPad versions only). Additionally there are two speed indicators: apex speed and exit speed. These indicators change as soon as full throttle is applied out of a corner. The apex speed gives the slowest speed throughout the corner, and the exit speed gives the speed of the moment when full throttle was applied. This feature helps to find better lines through the corners by giving immediate feedback on your speed.
- Added a slider to the Settings to customise when the tyres drop off. In some mods your tyres can feel worn out at 80% already, whereas in others it's only at 25%. With this slider you can customise the exact % when you would like to pit for new tyres, making the Strategy view more accurate.
- Fixed the timing sometimes displaying incorrectly formatted timestamps.
- Fixed the telemetry sometimes not displaying the first laps in race mode.
- Fixed an issue with the telemetry not taking the formation lap into account, resulting in the fuel and tyre estimates being off.
Note: Be sure to install the latest plugin from the download page when you update the App!
If you encounter any issue - be it performance or layout related - please send us a mail at edward<at>tyka.net.
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 ;)
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