Thursday, 28 July 2011

Weekend in Motorsport (30/31 July 2011)

Ahoy MSCers,

This weekend's motorsport action focusses on the Ardennes and the Spa 24hrs.

The headline entries come from McLaren's three GT3 versions of the new MP4-12C which showed good pace as invitation entries to the recent British GT round at Spa.

Most established teams such as United Autosports have star names such as Mark Blundell, Johnny Herbert, Arie Luyendyk, Eddie Cheever and Stefan Johannson in 3 Audi R8s battling factory backed R8s driven by amongst others Mike Rockenfeller who was last seen with his R18 in pieces against the armco on the Mulsanne.

Photos of the event build up available from Endurance Info

F1, of course, continues its march around the globe, having been at the Nurburgring last weekend in the rain.

Just imagine if they had the bottle to run on the old north loop, it might look something like THIS

My other favourite video of the week was the one to accompany Dickie Meaden's EVO magazine article on testing the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 in South Africa

Finally, please keep us informed if you find any bugs or quirks with the MSC app. One of the advantages of the Android platform is the wide range of devices that can run the software so it is possible that some issues only affect certain types of phone or tablet or a specific version of Android.


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

0.8.8 now released!

An issue where the App Force Closed on device restart, or cold boot has now been resolved! No more errors, apologies that it's taken so long to resolve this issue.

When viewing all Events for a Series, past Events are greyed out, as per the All tab.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

v 0.8.7 Now available on the Android Market

The latest version of the App is 0.8.7.

This includes an updated tablet version, which provides a landscape view of the App. This version also supports increased resolution devices, up to 1280x800.

Minor bug fixes have been applied and some data has been updated, for instance the Britcar round at Donington Park which has now been cancelled.

We are continually striving towards updating the App, to improve it's use, function and form. Quite soon it should be completed, giving Event information which will include circuit maps of each circuit.

Sometimes, if upgrading from a significantly older version of the App, users may experience problems. In these circumstances we recommend clearing the cache of the App. In all cases this has resolved the issues.

Coming soon, calendar integration (paid for App only) and filtering by Month and Circuit!

We will be updating the App for the 2012 Motorsport calendar as dates are announced. This will be included in the free App.

If you like the App please tell others, if you don't like it, for whatever reason, please tell us! We are listening to user comments and integrating them where technically feasible.

Friday, 15 July 2011

v0.8.5 of TheMSC available on Android Market

The latest version of The MotorSport Calendar is now available on the Android Market.

Due to modifications to the application's internal database this update will clear any favourites users had stored, so these will have to be re-added.

This change, whilst inconvenient, will make the application more stable and allow future database changes to be made without impacted user's stored favourites.

On the good news front, the application now lists the popular Japanese SuperGT and Formula Nippon series.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Latest News on The MSC

Updates to The Motorsport Calendar Android App are still coming thick and fast.

We're now upto v 0.8.1 so visit the Android Market on your phone (select MyApps) to make sure you're up-to-date.

Coming Soon: diary dates for Japanese series like SuperGT and Formula Nippon.

We're also on Twitter @MsportCalendar

Thursday, 7 July 2011

v0.7 available on Android Market

An updated version (v.07) of The Motorsport Calendar is now available from the official Android Market.

This version contains some small cosmetic updates based on initial user feedback, so keep sending in your views via the email link

The app is being picked up by 3rd party application sites, but these will always have a slight lag compared to the official app store.

Don't forget to subscribe to this blog or our Twitter Feed to keep upto date with changes.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Motorsport Calendar LIVE on the Android Market

The Motorsport Calendar app is now live on the Android Market.

Create a list of Favourites by long clicking individual items or long clicking whole series. The Favourites list is used to generate Notifications 7 days before the event starts. Remove individual items from the Favourites list by long clicking an item. Remove all items from the Favourites list by using the button on the fourth tab.

When a user exits the application they will be returned to the tab that they were viewing when they exited.

Full calendars for all manner of motorsport events from around the world.

American Le Mans Series
Australian V8 Supercars
British Touring Cars (BTCC)
British F3
British Formula Renault
British GT Championship
British Superbikes
Dakar Series
Euro F3
FIA GT1 World Championship
Formula 1 (F1)
Formula 2
Formula BMW Talent Cup
GP2 Asia
Grand Am Series
Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge (ILMC)
Le Mans Series
Porsche Supercup
Le Mans 24 hours (24 Heures du Mans)
World Series by Renault (WSR)
World Superbikes (WSB)
World Touring Cars (WTCC)

Friday, 1 July 2011

Screenshots and Launch Date

The Motorsport Calendar Android application will be launched on the Android Market as a free download on Saturday 9th July 2011 (the day before the British F1 Grand Prix).

We can also show for the first time a couple of the screenshots from within the application.

The Series List shows the comprehensive range of national and international series the application covers. The user can click on a series name to view the complete series calendar and can also choose to add individual events or the whole series to their Favourites List.

The Events List shows the complete calendar of events for the season, again the user can choose to add specific events to their Favourites List.

As not every user will be interested in following every single event that The Motorsport Calendar supports the Favourites List can be customised to only list events and Series users have selected. Of course events can be just as easily removed from the Favourites List.