How-To: Android Widgets for Tracks and Sessions

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    Get going fast with Track Attack Widgets

    Create Tracks Widgets to your Home Screen: We know how stressful it can be on a track day or a race when you’re waiting for your session to come up and next thing you know, you need to be on pre-grid, strapped in and ready to go.  Even the few extra seconds it takes to have the GPS engine turn on, find the tracks around you and hit start can feel like an eternity.  With the the widget functionality in Android, you can create a track specific widget to get recording your session fast.

    Note: We’ve made changes to memory management to enable this feature.  Moving forward, the core of Track Attack will install on the phone’s main memory and a separate folder will be installed in your SD card (if installed) to store session videos and data.  This will enable the widgets.  If you manually move all of Track Attack to be stored on the external SD card, Widgets will not be available.

    Step 1: Go into the widgets menu in Android and find the Track Attack Track Tile

    Step 1: Go into the widgets menu in Android and find the Track Attack Track Tile

    Identify your favorite and regular tracks as favorites!

    Step 2: Find your desired track and select it.

    The Tile will be created with the track name - simply select it and the app will go directly to the record session screen of that specific track

    The Tile will be created with the track name – simply select it and the app will go directly to the record session screen of that specific track.

     

    Widgets for Favorite Sessions: Almost as stressful is when friends want to see some of your on track greatness and you need to get into the app, go to your sessions, find the fastest lap and then bring up that personal best lap time session.  Now you can also create session or the specific session to your home screen so you can instantly start watching!

    Step 1: As in the picture above for creating a Track Tile, go into the Widgets options of Android and find the Track Attack Session tile.

    Step 2: Place it somewhere in an available space and then the following steps and screens will come up:

    Step 3: Select the Session you want to create a widget for - note, I have the favorites view enabled.

    Step 3: Select the Session you want to create a widget for – note, I have the favorites view enabled.

    Step 4: Select a specific lap (optional)

    Step 4: Select a specific lap (optional)

    Done! The widget is created and when you select it, it will launch Track Attack and go directly to that session.

    Done! The widget is created and when you select it, it will launch Track Attack and go directly to that session.

     

    Folders on the Start Screen: Another really cool thing is the ability to use one of your available panes for all your tracks or favorite sessions.  .  For example below, I’ve a pane with all of my usual tracks, so with one click I can get going on the track.  I can imagine creating a folder with all of your personal best fastest laps or the races from each race weekend of the year.  Each phone platform has some really cool differentiators and this is one of the things that makes Android cool and similar to Windows Phone!

    Use a pane to hold all of your regular race tracks!

    Use a pane to hold all of your regular race tracks!

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