AMITIAE - Friday 14 March 2014

Cassandra: A Late Appearance - F1 Official Timing App Takes a Bow in More Countries

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By Graham K. Rogers


Over the last few days I have written a couple of times about the frustrating lack of availability of this year's Formula One Timing App in the Thai app store and in many other stores in the region.

As part of my annoyance, I sent email to Formula One, but had no reply. After the second item, I replied to a number of Tweets that F1 was putting out to congratulate itself on the new app, pointing out the lack of availability: in 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Just after 12 noon, I saw a further Tweet to the effect that the app was now available in South Africa, Thailand and Indonesia (there was no mention of those other poor souls).


My first look at the Thai App Store was not successful, as a search failed to bring up the App. Persevering I went back to the F1 website and saw also that there was now an Android version, but had to follow a series of links to the mobile app, before the iTunes browser page appeared. When I clicked on that, instead of the previous Red Card, the Official F1 Timing app appeared and I was (at last) able to download it.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.



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