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MR340 Android App (Read 54941 times)
12/23/13 at 15:19:12
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
I wrote and used an android app for 2013's race. It worked pretty well – it was especially useful for the current river mile and eta/distance to downstream checkpoints.  I finally got around to placing it in Google's play store (search for MR340) . Hopefully someone else will find it useful as well. 

Working on a pro version that will address some of the short comings that I ran into (e.g. need more than just a cross track error).  So if anyone has some ideas they would like to see, let me know.
 
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Reply #1 - 12/23/13 at 15:20:14
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
 
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Reply #2 - 12/23/13 at 15:23:18
abcnkc   Ex Member

 
Are you going to port it to Apple iOS?
 
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Reply #3 - 12/23/13 at 15:27:59
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
Not currently planning on it - there would need to be a lot of demand. Apple makes it a lot harder for developers to get apps out there.
 
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Reply #4 - 12/23/13 at 17:03:51
Dead Last Johnnie O   Ex Member

 
Thanks Jon,

I was about to ask you to post it to the Rivermiles forum but should have known you are a member!  Wink


Dead Last Johnnie O
 
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Reply #5 - 12/24/13 at 06:34:16
gus   Ex Member

 
man, that is too cool. 

Thanks.
 
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Reply #6 - 12/24/13 at 11:54:36
dshook   Ex Member

 
looks cool
 
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Reply #7 - 01/18/14 at 06:48:26
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
Here are the features in work or being thought about for the pro version:
•      Graphical display of boat relative to channel (this will be a minimal display. i.e. won’t be like a Google maps – we don’t want to be tied to a network)
•      Ability to reverse waypoints (if you want to paddle upstream) 
•      Better ETA display to checkpoints and river access points
•      Auto texting to ground support with ETA to a selected access point every X minutes.
•      Semi-auto check point texting. You will still need to press a button, but app will fill in required information. Thought about making this automatic, but wanted some interaction for safety – would hate for you to be passed out in the boat with the app indicating you are ok by texting away.
•      Planner. Setup your desired finish time and resting points.
•      Hour vs. river mile graph for planned vs. actual
•      Simulation mode.
•      Efficiency measure – are you steering like a cockroach?
•      Weather forecast for checkpoints at the time you are estimated to be there
•      Path logging and export to KML
 
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Reply #8 - 01/18/14 at 06:57:04
Scott Mansker   Ex Member

 
Holy cow, that's amazing!
 
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Reply #9 - 01/18/14 at 09:41:58
Asher   Ex Member

 
I went to the link, that looks pretty awesome...  Hey you got anything for a "flip phone"  Roll Eyes     I'm guessing your gonna say I need a new phone  Smiley  Dang it...
 
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Reply #10 - 01/18/14 at 09:54:43
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
Only working with the android devices, of which your flip phone is probably not one. Sorry.
 
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Reply #11 - 01/19/14 at 01:34:12
CMullee   Ex Member

 
I downloaded the app. It seems pretty neat and the pro version sounds fantastic.

If the pro version is reasonably priced, you can count me in. Also, if you store user's app data, that could be pretty neat to look at after the race.
 
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Reply #12 - 01/19/14 at 12:24:51
tripledad   Ex Member

 
We been an iOS app..
 
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Reply #13 - 01/20/14 at 15:49:15
dshook   Ex Member

 
Excited about some of the pro features
 
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Reply #14 - 02/17/14 at 13:22:53
KentS   Ex Member

 
Jon,
What did you do to keep your android power up for the whole race. Having any app running all the time sure does drain the battery quick.
Kent
 
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Reply #15 - 02/18/14 at 19:52:33
jfeco   Ex Member

 
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Jon,
What did you do to keep your android power up for the whole race. Having any app running all the time sure does drain the battery quick.
Kent



I found a notebook sized solar panel that's waterproof that chargers my iphone great
 
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Reply #16 - 02/19/14 at 07:23:53
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
batery life will depend a lot on your device. But what worked well for my galaxy express last year was a power pack charger bought off amazon. These packs are powered by 3aa lithium batteries.  We found we needed to change the batteries once a day. You want to experiment to figure out how mant spare batteries you will need.
 
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Reply #17 - 02/19/14 at 07:47:24
Dead Last Johnnie O   Ex Member

 
I know I am slow but I just got the "steer like a cockroach" comment!
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Reply #18 - 02/19/14 at 11:33:05
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
regarding the battery pack. Here is the one I have:

http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Instant-Charger-Mobile-Phones/dp/B0093GIME8/ref=...

Note: not all of these chargers are created equal. Pay attention to the power output of the pack and make sure it is capable of charging your device. (ie this solution will probably not work if you're trying to power a big tablet.)
 
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Reply #19 - 02/19/14 at 11:36:49
Jon Marble   Ex Member

 
Also, during the day you will find there is really no need have the screen on all the time. You will be just be checking performance and seeing where you are at relative to the next checkpoint. Turn off the screen and you will greatly increase your battery life.
 
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