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  1. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
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    Found out today that Vodaphone in the UK were releasing a live timings app for "high end phones". It seems everything but Android is supported :-(

    New F1 season starts this weekend...

    Out of sheer desperation, I have tried to get the J2ME application to run on Android, using the instructions here:

    MicroEmu: Converting JavaME applications to the Android platform (revisited)

    I have it compiling, but the resulting app crashes when I try and run it on my HTC hero. (cupcake 1.5)

    I have uploaded the app here, incase someone with a newer device whats to see if it runs.

    Formula1.apk

    Otherwise, can anyone else suggest a way of getting this to run on Android?
     

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  2. mgillespie

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    Keep us updated, I'd be interested in this.
     
  4. mobilemike01

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    This is great news! I was upset when I found that Android is not supported by F1.com's mobile app.
     
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    I'm also really interested in this.
     
  6. abhiroopb

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    I am dying for an app for the 2010 season. Most of the races I'll watch at home so it isn't that big an issue. However, I am going for the Singapore GP and it's impossible to keep track of what's going on if you don't have a Timings App.
     
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    No Android support is very disappointing. It's quite amusing though that Winmo, Blackberry and Symbian are getting live timing for free but it still costs
     
  8. mgillespie

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    Bartek Teodorczyk mentioned a fix is approx 2-3 weeks, that is where the app is currently crashing.

    With a bit of luck, once that's fixed, it will just work. However I am also aware that things may not always be that simple, and it may just move the app on to the next problem :)

    If you want this app native on Android, then make sure you visit the site on your handset and register your interest, as they won't make one if they don't think there is interest..

    Also it will be more bragging rights that we get this stuff for free, iTurd owners have to pay $20 for it... :)
     
  9. nx1977

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    Has anyone asked the folks at F1.com?
     
  10. mgillespie

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    Their world is driven by corporate tie ins and sponsor deals rather than consumer requirements
     
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  12. wuthton

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    Nice spot, I assumed that last year Bernie had crushed that app.
     
  13. nx1977

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    Given Vodafone are sponsoring the app, and today they've announced 6 android devices coming this year, I doubt it'll be long before an official app.
     
  14. mgillespie

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    You seem to have more faith than I do. It's taken years for them to get a J2ME version out. If I had the source, it would be trivial to port it using a J2ME bridge and have something ready for Melbourne. Vodaphone however, I'd be suprised if we see anything this season..

    Thankfully there are at least 2 avenues to explore outside waiting for Vodaphone to get off their backsides...
     
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  15. TheBrit

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    I'm using an app simply called F1 that I find quite useful. You could give it a try.
     
  16. mgillespie

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    I have f1 but it does not do live timing
     
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  19. japrifer

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    I asked the guys in the FIA for an android app and got the answer just yesterday: they don't intend to release any app for android.
     
  20. MarkHirt

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    Last time I checked the FIA has never been in the mobile software business. (I do know someone that actually works there)
    Formula1.com is not the FIA and as shown above they are building an Android version
     
  21. japrifer

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    Maybe I said it wrong. I sent a mail to Formula 1? - The Official F1? Website requesting and showing my interest in a 2010 live timing app for android and I got an answer just yesterday:
    Hi Javier,

    Unfortunately, there is no Android version planned, as of now.

    Regards,

    F1 Support


    This is the mail i got. I understand they are not going to launch an android app, do they?

     
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  23. mgillespie

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    With f1 Android, does anyone know how to enter formula1.com login details its says they can't be found and I need to go to the site to register. I already have an account and visiting from the app and logging in does nothing to fix the error
     
  24. bluenova

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    As I understand it the app will ask for your username/password when formula1.com start broadcasting the live times. I guess we will find out on Friday :rolleyes:.
     
  25. shinn

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    has anyone seen the iPhone app : F1 2010 Timing app - Championship Pass
    It looks amazing and fully supported by F1 i believe.
    Follow live races on a 3d track and Can watch past races of the season the same way. Saw this when i was demo a iPad at the apple store. Want this soo bad.
    They need to bring this to android ASAP!!!

    Soft Pauer Sporting Solutions
     

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