The YB Tracking iPhone/iPad app allows you to follow live race
tracking on your
mobile - updated to feature everything we track including yacht races, car
rallies, adventure racing and more. Information in the race viewer is also
controlled by the race organisers - not YB Tracking. For...
Not Ready for Prime Time
Compared to using the Yellowbrick tracking provided online for free by major race organizations, this Yellowbrick app is barely usable. The difference between their online tracking system and this app is striking. Online you can zoom easily, see a map in the background, group racers into a "favorites" group so just the boats you are interested in can be tracked and several other features. All of this is missing from the iOS app. The zoom function does not zoom in close enough to select individual boats racing in close proximity. Even trying a stylus to select individual boats doesn't seem to help. Yes you do see boats racing along a course and yes you can engage a leaderboard. But the ability to do anything else (as in Yellowbrick's online web system) is totally lacking. This app is free (big deal!). Individual race tracking must be purchased per race. I purchased the Newport-Bermuda Race because my son is aboard one of the boats. But I won't be purchasing any more races until this Yellowbrick app gets a thorough upgrade.
I won’t complain about the lack of features relative to the “desktop” (web) version. But given the minimal feature set, those features should actually work. Any time the app loses focus, you lose your race tracking. “Error: Sorry there was a problem loading this race - please try again.” Funny because there wasn’t a problem 2 seconds ago when I last had the app open... Usability is also a bit wonky. It uses the universal symbol of “search” (magnifying glass) as the zoom button. Not sure how many times I’ve hit it hoping it’d search for a boat I’m tracking. Nope, that’s the “Teams” tab. Find your boat then figure out the concentric circle icon means to highlight the boat back on the map. Get the basics right then we can talk about the features it lacks relative to the website.
Waste of time (and money)
I got this app only because of limited computer access during the race I'm following, and I could hardly be more dissatisfied. First, this app crashes often. But worse than that, it hangs up my iPad completely, forcing me to restart every time. To make matters worse, when it actually does run, it offers only the most basic of features. The online Flash-based tracking through Yellowbrick is really impressive and quite rich in features, while the app looks and performs like it was thrown together at the last second by the company's most incompetent programmer. Some of my particular frustrations are: - Boat photos don't show up - Wind speed/direction data constantly "unavailable" - Difficult to select one individual boat... Can't zoom in enough - No map on GUI (this thing is ugly!) making it harder to track progress against familiar coastal towns - Where are the rest of the features!? Yellowbrick has put as little effort into this app as possible, and it shows. Bottom line: DO NOT GET THIS APP!
Great tool and service for regatta management
We have used YB Tracking service for races over several years. The app works well to help monitor the events and for race fans to follow the action. Customer service is always great too.
The YB Tracking app has added a new level of interest in the PH Mackinac for my friends and very amusing Apple tv viewing in the winter. Too much fun. Thank you. By far it is my favorite app. Yes, we follow ourselves up and down.
Could be better
It worked on my iPhone 6+. I was able to track my 2 friends racing in KOH most of the day. Please make the zoom function also make the car numbers get bigger. I needed a microscope to read them. It would also help if you could label some of the main geographics such as "main pit", "back door", "chocolate thunder" so I could orient
Chicago to Mackinac 2017
I was able to follow our friends boat on this race for about 24 hours. Great app! Great fun!
Make it easier to use
Can you please make it easier to select the teams. To have to go in and Unselect all the sections is a hassle. Plus it does not stick when you reload it. Make it easy and make it the same as viewing the leaderboards
Let us choose group
I enjoy the app however, I would prefer to choose the group it am following versus eliminating all the groups I don't want to follow
Downloaded to track a vehicle I sponsored at every mans challenge at king of the hammers... Had to pay 2.99 to download race info that I can get for free online on a computer but wanted to watch while I was away from one.. Once I paid 2.99 it showed all the vehicles in the pit the entire race... Extremely dissatisfied
Yellow Brick for I-pad
Does not work on I-pad. It want to to down-load Java Script (does not work on an i-pad) or Flash Drive 10 - then buy the race in i-tunes - does not work - never got into system to view race. Don,t waste your time or money on Yellow Brick for i-pad.... This would really rate as 0 stars because it does not work .... but o stars is not an option
Can the purchase be put on all my devices??
App is great, but I want it on all my devices, will not pay $2.99 for each device, please confirm it can be restored to all my devices.
Must pay to see live races but free to see on computer
Not so good that you can get the live race updates on the web for free but must pay for them on the App.
Just got app. Works great. Dont know why so bad reviews.
Every time I login, I have a terrible time trying to find my particular boat. I do not know what to do to be able to track my particular boat
Yes. YB Races is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 11 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.0/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for YB Races Is 35.4/100.
Yes. YB Races is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 11 YB Races User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for YB Races Is 35.4/100.
YB Races works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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