Need Testers for RaceNY Mobile Interface

Admin

Administrator
Staff member
There's a new feature on RaceNewYork that allows a "PWA" (progressive web app) to be used on mobile devices. In short, it creates a RaceNY App for your mobile device!

If you are headed to the race track (or just messing with your phone or tablet) this weekend, please give it a try. Using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on your mobile device just enter in the https://raceny.com and you will be taken to the RaceNY mobile interface.

Once the RaceNY.com web page loads you can add the App by clicking on the browsers settings...and click the "Install" selection.

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Safari users may not have the ability to add the App as Apple is slow to adopt the technology. But the webpage browser way works great too. Test it out...take a picture and attach it. Heck, take a video and attach it. Post from it. Let us know how it works for you...and tell us how we can make it better. Thanks in advance!!!!
 

Admin

Administrator
Staff member
View attachment 20210423_170706.mp4

The Video was shot directly from my cell phone camera to the website through the App. For now limit is 5MB size for both Photos and Videos. We can expand that later especially after I add an optimizer to reduce size of the images on the fly.
 

uticamike

Racing Genius
What does this do really? I can access RNY on my phone now. I don't get it. ????
 

Admin

Administrator
Staff member
It allows simple one-click access to the RaceNY community via the app.

To elaborate, from our mobile devices (smart phones, tablets etc) we could open the web browser and navigate to GMail or Yahoo, or Youtube by typing in the address and pressing enter and gain access to the site in question. This is how you may access RaceNY now...per your reply.

But, to make it easier for everyone web developers created the PWA app... a simple program that does all that for you (the address typing etc). This is what the RaceNY app is all about. And there's nothing nefarious about it either. It's essentially it's own web browser tab dedicated to RaceNY. Nothing more, nothing less. It does not collect information or have access to anything on your device.

It is free, try it... if you don't like it uninstall it and use the method you'd prefer. The reason it was created was to provide users easier access to the web site from the comfort of their mobile device.
 

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