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  • New Update Version 1.0.2[+]
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    Ok, the update was released on the May 19th @ 8:42 AM PST. That update fixed the freeze problem and everything is good in Starter Pistol World.

    I did update the look as well
    Functions:
    Start with setting your countdown
    CountDown - It starts with "On Your Mark" then "Set" and the "Pistol Shot" happens at various times. (3.5 to 1 second)
    Uptimer - kicks in automatically (notice the huge button) we also disabled the sleep mode so you can complete a 4 X 4 without having to take your phone out of sleep mode.
    Save - Save your time, location and race length with (date-time stamp). (see Starter Pistol Save Time below)

    Media Kit for the app is available here...
    (media kit contains all screen shot images and the text from the site)
    Starter Pistol Main Screen
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  • Starter Pistol Update[+]
    The Update Version 1.0.1 was release by Apple May 14th and there is a big problem with the binary that I uploaded.

    The problem is in the count down timer which freezes up at 5 seconds. I found the issue and uploaded a new binary with Version Number 1.0.2 up to Apple on the 15th (Tuesday). Just waiting for Apple to releasee that update.

    Thank you all foe being patient and understanding these technical issues.

    Tom

    Presently working on an iPad version of the Starter Pistol. It is design specifically for coaches, multiple simultaneous timers and data comparing etc. Please send me your idea’s
  • Starter Pistol App - Save Time[+]
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    Once you stop the UpTimer the Capture Time button will appear in the nav bar.
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    Press the "Capture Time" button and the "Capture Time" button disappears and the "- time captured -" text appears above the stopped time to indicate the time has been captured.

    WARNING!!!
    If you press the "Back" button at this point you will loose the captured time data for this race.
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    Go to the Saved Races Tab and press the "+" button on the right of the nav bar.
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    The New Race Screen will come up from the bottom of the screen and you can edit the "Distance" and the "Location"
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    New Race edited, entered "Distance" and "Location" Now press the "Save" button.
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    Your Race (Time, Location, Date/Time Stamp) has been added to the Saved Races Table.

    Warning

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    If you proceed to the "Saved Races" tab without pressing the "Capture Time" button and then press the "+" button you will get the next screen warning you that you haven't captured the race time data.
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    This warning will appear anytime you press the "+" button and the "Race Time Data" is missing or not captured.
  • Starter Pistol App Version 1.0[+]
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    So here it is, the final real release. It now includes the ability to save your time with your own choice of race length and location. This makes for a more complete app.
    enjoy!!

    Start with setting your countdown
    CountDown - It starts with "On Your Mark" then "Set" and the "Pistol Shot" happens at various times. (3.5 to 1 second)
    Uptimer - kicks in automatically (notice the huge button) we also disabled the sleep mode so you can complete a 4 X 4 without having to take your phone out of sleep mode.
    Save - Save your time, location and race length with (date-time stamp). (see Starter Pistol Save Time above)

    Media Kit for the app is available here...
    (media kit contains all screen shot images and the text from the site)
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  • Changes to the Starter Pistol App[+]
    Ok we got rejected on the first go around with Apple. The reason was that we used the wrong SDK for the binary upload. We used the 3.2 and apparently that is for an “iPad app”. It doesn’t say that on the documentation but that is what it is. So Apple thought that we submitted an iPad app and as you know from our design it was meant for the iPhone.

    The track athlete is supposed to strap an iPhone to their arm or whatever and use this app to practice their starts. That would be pretty hard to do with an iPad.

    Anyhow it gave us a chance to fine tune it a little. Here are the new screen shots
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    We’ve added the necessary stuff to enable the save time component, and we added a number of new race types.
    40 yards
    30 meters
    55 meters
    60 meters
    100 meters
    200 meters
    400 meters
    800 meters
    1500 meters
    Mile
    3000 meters
    5000 meters
    10K

    Along with the save time component we are incorporating location and date to the saving of the race time. Of course that will all come with the free upgrade.

    Tom
    the development team.
  • Starter Pistol App[+]
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    Here is a description of the Starter Pistol App:
    This app is for the track runner to practice their starts. It features a countdown timer delay to start the "On Your Mark" sequence, the starter pistol sound fires at the end of the countdown sequence. Then a new uptimer kicks in to time the actual run. The " Stop" button on the uptimer is large enough that you really don't have to look at the phone to hit the button. We also disabled the sleep mode so you can run and not have to worry about wakening your phone.
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    Here is the sequence of events;

    1. select the time increment of the countdown using the picker wheel Picture 1
    2. the countdown starts (On Your Mark audio starts the countdown) Picture 2
    3. At about 5 - 2 seconds (varies- we have 4 different timings) you will here an audible “Set”
    4. Then the Pistol fires (audio of course)
    5. Then the Uptimer kicks in. Picture 3
    There are a couple of things to take into account, the sleep mode is disabled so it would go to sleep mode with the timer running. The stop button is really large so you can hit it without looking.

    please note: The only thing that will interrupt the timer is a phone call, which will pause the timer.


    Future upgrades include the ability to save your times with time, date and location.

    Leave your comments about the app and any improvements that would make this better would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again
    the IP Team