Ten minutes before the Canadian Grand Prix start I noticed Sebastian’s brilliant new PitlaneOne F1 app was showing an incorrect lap count on the live timing. The race hadn’t started but the counter showed Lap 2/70 (left).
I grabbed a screen shot and at 05:50am (NZ Time) sent him (in Germany) an email. Just 8 minutes later, and 2 minutes before the start, the counter came right and I got an “I fixed it” confirmation email.
Less than 8 minutes to log a bug (from New Zealand) and see the correction appear is a pretty fine response rate and the same sort of dedication and care is apparent throughout the app.
PitlaneOne: The App
This is a new Universal Windows 10 app that runs on PC and Windows Mobile showing Formula 1 calendar, results, stats and live timing (using the public timing feed).
PitlaneOne: Start menu tiles
You can pin several tiles to the start menu giving news, live times (or schedule between sessions) and standings.
PitlaneOne: The detail
The main page has a configurable news feed (pick from presets or add any RSS feed) and standings, next race and season details in tiles. Click a tile for a full screen details page
Team details includes stats and links to Driver/Team social media accounts
Circuit details includes weekend results for practice, qualifying and race once complete.
PitlaneOne: Live Timing and more
The live timing screen includes a Comments (from Autosport Live) or Twitter option.
The Twitter integration is great. Connect your account to see your own live feed, or Twitter list. You can reply, retweet and ‘heart’ tweets on the timeline.
PitlaneOne: Formula 1 in your calendar!
A settings calendar option creates Windows Calendar events for all the practice, qualifying and race sessions!
Overall a brilliant app which shows Microsoft Universal Platform off at its best.