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Maybe this was why the F1 app this year was so late coming out.

Live video streaming would be a step in the right direction!

The 83-year-old warned, however, that television will continue to be the “mainstay” of Formula 1 coverage. And he said fans will be charged for the new app.

“We don’t do things for free,” said Briton Ecclestone.


Surprise, surprise !! 8O


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We don't do things for free. But its us fans that made you rich!

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Ev0lutionz wrote:We don't do things for free. But its us fans that made you rich!


... by paying for stuff.
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Currently paying for an app which is not working .... They need to up their game if they want major uptake by fans.

40 mins into China P1 and screen still saying :please wait" that's not what I paid for!!

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TBWG wrote:Currently paying for an app which is not working .... They need to up their game if they want major uptake by fans.

40 mins into China P1 and screen still saying :please wait" that's not what I paid for!!

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Same here. Not working for me either. Not happy!

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“We don’t do things for free,” said Briton Ecclestone.

Live timing did not work for duration of P1 .... seems like even when you pay they don't do things.


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App crashes, battery hogging, mobile heating, random glitches and now no FP1 timing, all this on a paid F1 app. Getting bloody ridiculous.

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Schumi4ever wrote:App crashes, battery hogging, mobile heating, random glitches and now no FP1 timing, all this on a paid F1 app. Getting bloody ridiculous.


Can't talk about FP1 since I was still sleeping, but I don't get any of what you're saying on both my devices (Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013).

App works solidly and stable here.
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Gotta love how the app keeps displaying messages in Italian despite it not being neither my language nor my tablet's!

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Really annoyed that there is no Windows desktop version of this available. The fact that they took the time to hobble the old basic live timing is just rubbing salt in the wounds. They really do a great job of swimming pool off F1 fans sometimes.

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One thing that annoys the crap out of me with the Live Timing app is that as soon as a session is finished the timing shuts down and you can't access any of the times for a while afterwards until it's ready to download as a session.

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Lojik wrote:Really annoyed that there is no Windows desktop version of this available. The fact that they took the time to hobble the old basic live timing is just rubbing salt in the wounds. They really do a great job of swimming pool off F1 fans sometimes.

There's no money in Windows software, and there hasn't been for a long time. They wont make an app for a dying OS/ecosystem.
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Juzzy82 wrote:One thing that annoys the crap out of me with the Live Timing app is that as soon as a session is finished the timing shuts down and you can't access any of the times for a while afterwards until it's ready to download as a session.


What do you mean with "can't access any of the times"? You can't replay the session before actually downloading it, but you can look at the result times just fine. Just go to the menu, pick "results", go to the event of your choice and click on the session.
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RickM wrote:
Lojik wrote:Really annoyed that there is no Windows desktop version of this available. The fact that they took the time to hobble the old basic live timing is just rubbing salt in the wounds. They really do a great job of swimming pool off F1 fans sometimes.

There's no money in Windows software, and there hasn't been for a long time. They wont make an app for a dying OS/ecosystem.


They could have just left the basic java app and charged £5 to use it or something. Zero development costs for that and there would be a significant user base for it. I may not be Alan Sugar, but some money is generally better than no money.

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Lojik wrote:
RickM wrote:
Lojik wrote:Really annoyed that there is no Windows desktop version of this available. The fact that they took the time to hobble the old basic live timing is just rubbing salt in the wounds. They really do a great job of swimming pool off F1 fans sometimes.

There's no money in Windows software, and there hasn't been for a long time. They wont make an app for a dying OS/ecosystem.


They could have just left the basic java app and charged £5 to use it or something. Zero development costs for that and there would be a significant user base for it. I may not be Alan Sugar, but some money is generally better than no money.

The problem with Java apps is that once a new version of Java comes out, older compiled codebases start failing. Meaning someones got to maintain it.

Then you've got the API that it needs to connect to - I doubt that FOM would still be using the same old technology, thus it'd need a rewrite anyway to work with their newer systems. I'm sure if the old one was worth keeping (financially) they would have done.

What I'd like to see is them offer API access. Even if it was paid. As a developer I'd happily pay a monthly or annual subscription to have API access. A few flight trackers do this and charge per request. You'd see a ton of free and paid apps for every OS, and FOM would make a boatload of cash.
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mds wrote:
Schumi4ever wrote:App crashes, battery hogging, mobile heating, random glitches and now no FP1 timing, all this on a paid F1 app. Getting bloody ridiculous.


Can't talk about FP1 since I was still sleeping, but I don't get any of what you're saying on both my devices (Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013).

App works solidly and stable here.


FP2 worked fine for me as well. But the sudden crashes + battery hogging still persist, and the app itself hangs if i leave it unattended for more than a minute sometimes. :(

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If you are a macca fan this app is for you ~~~~~ McLaren currently have 4 cars, surely a cinch for the constructors title!

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mds wrote:
Juzzy82 wrote:One thing that annoys the crap out of me with the Live Timing app is that as soon as a session is finished the timing shuts down and you can't access any of the times for a while afterwards until it's ready to download as a session.


What do you mean with "can't access any of the times"? You can't replay the session before actually downloading it, but you can look at the result times just fine. Just go to the menu, pick "results", go to the event of your choice and click on the session.


Yes, but you have to wait a long time before you can do this. It's not like the live timing site used to be where you could look at the times when the session finished. Now they disappear and you have to wait sometimes up to an hour before you can view them - I'm not talking about downloading the session "replay", just looking at the quickest times.

Oh and the on-track guide is a POS - not accurate at all with cars bouncing around all over the track, swapping positions, pausing then driving at light-speed and there is a massive amount of lag between the on-track position indicator and the speed, etc. 80 km/h in the middle of Shanghai's main straight???

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RickM wrote:There's no money in Windows software, and there hasn't been for a long time. They wont make an app for a dying OS/ecosystem.

8O

Wow, this post is farther out there than Voyager probes. 95% market share is dying? In what alternate dimension? :lol:

Let's have a laugh, what is not dying? Linux with its pathetic 1% market share? Macs that without USA hover on stable 3-5%? Maybe OS2/Warp? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Love the App yes P1 was nowhere to be seen then an update came
And it's working great again

So glad I brought it for a much better price of 8 quid in the uk

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RickM wrote:
Lojik wrote:Really annoyed that there is no Windows desktop version of this available. The fact that they took the time to hobble the old basic live timing is just rubbing salt in the wounds. They really do a great job of swimming pool off F1 fans sometimes.

There's no money in Windows software, and there hasn't been for a long time. They wont make an app for a dying OS/ecosystem.



Hahah what??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Something is wrong when a paid app keeps freezing and you have to go to the free one to find out what is going on!

Also the implications are far reaching if this quoted in Pitpass is correct!

"Reports that the flag error is linked to the F1 Live Timing app, which is proving increasingly erratic and unreliable, remain unconfirmed"

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TBWG wrote:Also the implications are far reaching if this quoted in Pitpass is correct!

"Reports that the flag error is linked to the F1 Live Timing app, which is proving increasingly erratic and unreliable, remain unconfirmed"


Wait what? Why on earth would the officials/stewards use the Live Timing app? The app just connects to an API (proprietary to it) that uses the official timing. The officials would use the official timing no doubt.
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Juzzy82 wrote:Oh and the on-track guide is a POS - not accurate at all with cars bouncing around all over the track, swapping positions, pausing then driving at light-speed and there is a massive amount of lag between the on-track position indicator and the speed, etc. 80 km/h in the middle of Shanghai's main straight???


That has never worked, it didn't work in the previous incarnation of the app either. It has always been an approximation and I don't really get why they put it inthere.
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How much does the app cost? A few years ago it was about €20, which is ridiculous.
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schumi7 wrote:How much does the app cost? A few years ago it was about €20, which is ridiculous.

It was 10€ when it come out, I suppose it's kept that price.

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