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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Trackday Schedule Consolidation (Feedback Please)

As some of you may know, I spend a lot of my time on the west coast right now. I came across a guy who would post a yearly trackday schedule consolidation on Google Calendar, and thought it was a neat idea, but it seems like it takes forever to keep updated, and doesn't really cater to new riders in the area (this was pretty much Cali only). Since then I've had the idea of building a custom site out, capable of handing all the tracks in the country.

Unfortunately, I never had the time to build the site, until I ran into the opportunity to build the site for a college unit I am doing. There are a couple of nifty features so far:

Filtering by event type, ie, open days, races, schools, etc..
8 day chance of day rain data, courtesy of AccuWeather
5 day forecast, courtesy of Google (and WUnderground I think)
Filtering by distance from your zip code, or by track/provider
Quick reference to how far you are away from the track
Ability for any provider or individual to update information on the site
Provider neutral, no ads or "featured" days, this is intended to be a resource, not a business

At some point in the future, I'll be adding authentication for site updates, but for now, I've got the side backing up daily, so I can restore it if anyone causes any issues. I've got a bunch of features I plan on adding in the future, but I want to get the site up and start getting feedback. Hopefully I'm not stepping on Ody or Tony's toes by posting this? I feel this is hugely useful for riders in the mid west, and I personally know I'll use it whenever I have my track bike in town.

So yeah, any feedback or feature requests would be greatly appreciated!

TLDR: Checkout http://www.opentrackday.com/ and let me know what you think.
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Nice. Is there anyway to bring it into an iphone or blackberry calendar? Google calendar can be a PITA, but it syncs with the iphones calendar.
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Adding race days would be nice too.
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Nice. Is there anyway to bring it into an iphone or blackberry calendar? Google calendar can be a PITA, but it syncs with the iphones calendar.
Nice idea! I'll have to check, I'm not sure if the iPhone supports iCal links, or what the BB supports.

Edit: So it looks like the iPhone removed ICS support in 4.2, though the Google calendar route would work (still a PITA for the user), either way, it looks I'll need to add user accounts to support it. Will do ASAP.

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Adding race days would be nice too.
CCS and WERA? Any other race orgs in the mid west?

Edit: CCS and WERA added.

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