Kattack Mobile allows you to use your iPhone as a tracking device. You can join a race feed and have your track recorded in real time. In order for the App to record, you must first join a LIVE race which typically is set up by the event organizer. Kattack Mobile works even if there is no cell coverage. It saves the track points and uploads them when back in cell range. For more info go to kattack.com. Kattack Mobile requires version 6.1 of iOS and later.
Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Fixed a bug with enabling location services on initial startup.
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Unable to see anything about the race you are participating in. Must use website viewer which is useless on mobile devices and difficult to use on a workstation. No fleet selection and very limited zoom. There are much better apps. Kattack was great when it was on their devices, the transition to mobile devices has not been successful.
Where’s the menu to watch the boats?
Poor app. Where’s the menu to watch race? Shows my location, I know where I am, I want to see sail boats. YB race app that yet Mac Race uses much better. This one is useless
Tracking a disaster
Used this app and the website for tracking a recent sail race (ALIR) and it is hands down the worst race tracking software and app ever seen. To first use the app, one needs to add the name of the boat then select the race. That process worked fine. However, despite being suggested that the app tracks other boats as well, that was not the case. The app tracks only one's own boat and that's it.
Where the disaster unfolds is on the race website which directs people to another site listed as "good for phones". On the iPhone and the iPad, the site is completely unusable. First, it does not scale to the iPhone screen but essentially shows a PC-sized web page on the iPhone screen. Mobile sites should scale to the smart phone screen size. Second, trying to pinch in and zoom on the race for the ALIR race (either on iPhone or iPad) almost always kicked the map to alternatively, Kansas, northern Quebec, Windsor Ontario, and other remote places including in one instance Venezuela! This problem has been noted by eight friends who tried to follow the race on their mobile device. This was a constant issue noted by all who tried to follow the race.
Also, although the site does show the track of the boat, one cannot replay the track(s) for post race analysis similar to Yellowbrick.
Have not tried the Google Earth plug-in for PC or Mac so cannot comment on that.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.