RacquetTune for Android beta testing

stoneage

Rookie
Pretty frequently there have been questions on TalkTennis about an Android version of RacquetTune. I am therefore pleased to inform you that we hope to have a beta version available next week. I would like to invite anyone who is interested in beta testing the app to contact me privately or send a mail to "info at appmaker.se". Please only mail me if you are interested in really testing and giving feedback, if you only want to use the app it is better to wait a couple of weeks.

RacquetTune for Android is a separate product developed independently, but in cooperation with me. It will never be identical to the iOS version, but it will share the central functions and algorithms. The first version will be more limited and only have the tension measurement (no swingweight calculator).

Sten

Update, it has now been released:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.laverne.racquet_tune

Thanks for the input everyone!
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RacquetTune, StringBed and SwingTool racquet apps for iOS (and soon Android).
 
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Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Langenfeld, Germany - My great - great - grandfather came over from Langenfeld, Germany in ~1842 and settled in Wisconsin.
 

McLovin

Legend
smith2112 would have been a better nickname...


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smith1212

New User
@Irvin: How small the world is, but there are at least two Langenfeld in germany, the one I come from is bettween Cologne and Düsseldorf, if you are aware of german landscape.

@McLovin: Sorry, but I don't get it...
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
smith1212 I have no idea of which Langenfeld, but I thought my sister may know she is very much into Genealogy an traced the Fuchs family history back to Germany. But I couldn't get in touch with her.
 

BlxTennis

Rookie
Stoneage, any update on this?

Pretty frequently there have been questions on TalkTennis about an Android version of RacquetTune. I am therefore pleased to inform you that we hope to have a beta version available next week. I would like to invite anyone who is interested in beta testing the app to contact me privately or send a mail to "info at appmaker.se". Please only mail me if you are interested in really testing and giving feedback, if you only want to use the app it is better to wait a couple of weeks.

RacquetTune for Android is a separate product developed independently, but in cooperation with me. It will never be identical to the iOS version, but it will share the central functions and algorithms. The first version will be more limited and only have the tension measurement (no swingweight calculator).

Sten
___________________________________________________________
RacquetTune, StringBed and SwingTool racquet apps for iOS (and soon Android).
 

forthegame

Hall of Fame
Hi, do you have to be an avid re-stringer to test? I don't have a stringing machine and don't string for myself but would love to help test your app.
Thanks.
 

stoneage

Rookie
Hi, do you have to be an avid re-stringer to test? I don't have a stringing machine and don't string for myself but would love to help test your app.
Thanks.

You are welcome, the app is intended both for players and stringers. Just send me your email.
 

MixedMaster

Semi-Pro
Pretty frequently there have been questions on TalkTennis about an Android version of RacquetTune. I am therefore pleased to inform you that we hope to have a beta version available next week. I would like to invite anyone who is interested in beta testing the app to contact me privately or send a mail to "info at appmaker.se". Please only mail me if you are interested in really testing and giving feedback, if you only want to use the app it is better to wait a couple of weeks.

RacquetTune for Android is a separate product developed independently, but in cooperation with me. It will never be identical to the iOS version, but it will share the central functions and algorithms. The first version will be more limited and only have the tension measurement (no swingweight calculator).

Sten
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RacquetTune, StringBed and SwingTool racquet apps for iOS (and soon Android).

I would love to sign up for it also..
 

Matchball

Semi-Pro
Bought it too ! I like it, I am still getting used to not using the back button on my phone... Navigation happens through the app. How do I use the interactive SW tool?

The minute Swingtool becomes available for Android I will buy it - really interested in it and I am sad it has not generated as much interest as needed in order to make the android version a feasible sale case :(

Are we expecting any updates? Is the discounted version same as the beta one?
 

SFrazeur

Legend
Count a lot more if it stays that way...

To me the swing weight tool is far more helpful and interesting.

I do not understand why people are so interested in the supposed tension. It just seems like a way to convince oneself that they need to restring even inspite of playability.
 

Matchball

Semi-Pro
Had to borrow a friend's iphone in order to get what appears to be accurate SW measurements. I wanted them in order to match perfectly my 3 GSPs and I am very satisfied with the end result.

A little tricky to find the settings that would give consistent numbers, but I made it in the end. I would really love for this to go out on Android, I am not an apple fanboy and I only like their MacBooks. The price for the iphone is not justified IMO.
 

stoneage

Rookie
Just clarify, there are two swingweight tools:

The swingweight calculator in RacquetTune where you add weights to a virtual racquet frame and interactively drag them around and get swingweight, balance etc. That feature might eventually appear in the Android version.

SwingTool, which is a separate app that measures the actual swingweight in a racquet by accurately measuring the swing time. This app is unlikely to make it to Android.

The Android version of RacquetTune is developed and supported by a separate company. We cooperate, but they do most of the work and take most of the income, so it is ultimately their decision what goes in the Android version. Also, I don't think it would be fair to "fool" them into spending a couple of weeks of programming to make a SwingTool that would earn them $100 per year :)
 

GlenK

Professional
Sten, do you have any YouTube videos demonstrating the use of swing weight tool and/or Swingtool??
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Sten, do you have any YouTube videos demonstrating the use of swing weight tool and/or Swingtool??

He does but it is an old one http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7llkEd_QAMs

I plan to make a video on the swingTool I told Sten I would but my camera went out and that project got put on the back burner. Good thing I paid for the Sten's apps or I would have felt bad about it. I'll try to make one soon if anyone is interested. BTW the swing tool not only measures swing weight it measures twist weight too.
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
He does but it is an old one http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7llkEd_QAMs

I plan to make a video on the swingTool I told Sten I would but my camera went out and that project got put on the back burner. Good thing I paid for the Sten's apps or I would have felt bad about it. I'll try to make one soon if anyone is interested. BTW the swing tool not only measures swing weight it measures twist weight too.

Never saw that, pretty cool. So what info do you need in order to calculate the swingweight? Length of racket, point of rotation, balance point, static weight?
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Never saw that, pretty cool. So what info do you need in order to calculate the swingweight? Length of racket, point of rotation, balance point, static weight?

I will have to look back in my old emails or contact Sten to see what you need. I'll let you know. Primarily you want the the two racket to swing around the centerline of the racket at the same speed. Here is a link about Twist Weight.

http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/articles/2005/02/a_new_twist_on_the_twistweight.html

Supposedly the swingTool measure it easily too. All you need do is plug in the correct values.

EDIT: Maybe Sten K will chime in here and I won't have to look it up when I get home.
 

osutennis24

Semi-Pro
just bought this app..

wish I would have used it before I strung up my recent racquet...strung it up at 53, after 1.5 of hitting I tested the app and it shows 43
 

SFrazeur

Legend
The Android version of RacquetTune is developed and supported by a separate company. We cooperate, but they do most of the work and take most of the income, so it is ultimately their decision what goes in the Android version. Also, I don't think it would be fair to "fool" them into spending a couple of weeks of programming to make a SwingTool that would earn them $100 per year :)

I think most of us Android users would be fine with that. :twisted:
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
getting frusterated with this app...not picking up the tension about 9 out of 10 times

Sounds like you don't have the string bed near the mic. Make sure your pinging point is very close to the mic and you're pinging with something hard like the bottom of a spoon. You may want to vary the distance from the string bed to the mic to see what works best for you.
 

osutennis24

Semi-Pro
I'm getting it as close as I can without touching it...i'm also using the bottom of a screwdriver

unless the mic isn't where I thought, I have a Galaxy Note 3 if anyone else as one using this app
 

Wikky

Rookie
i had to plug in a headset with a microphone on it. worked great after that. Seems accurate enough to me. At least in the case that it needs to be.
 

GlenK

Professional
Thanks Irvin, I will be on the look out for your video.

The only issue I'm having with racquetune lately is saving. It hesitates when saving a tension and then suddenly it's saved.

Also it doesn't stay on lbs anymore and switches to kg every time I open it. Hopefully Sten will get these corrected in next update.

Thanks for the SwingWeight/Tool info..
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Don't hold your breath. I have lots of videos I need to publish (USSSA baseball, gymnastics, softball, and tennis) but I have been out of town a lot lately and am really backed up. I'm leaving again this weekend. Someday maybe, friends and family keep asking for all the grandkids sports videos.
 

Oz_Rocket

Professional
Just saw this was available for Android. Which is good because I've been using the Apple version on my son's iPod but can never seem to find it when I'm stringing.

Worked perfectly on my phone and for me gives the same readings as the Apple version.
 
Hey guys, I've been using the app to measure my tension, but when I do the readings seem to be way off than what I set the tension at on my machine.

For example, I strung some poly and nylon strings on two different rackets and strung them at 60lbs on a dropweight. When I measured the tension they both came around 39-41 lbs...

Is it me/machine or the app?
 

stoneage

Rookie
Hey guys, I've been using the app to measure my tension, but when I do the readings seem to be way off than what I set the tension at on my machine.

For example, I strung some poly and nylon strings on two different rackets and strung them at 60lbs on a dropweight. When I measured the tension they both came around 39-41 lbs...

Is it me/machine or the app?

The tension in the racquet is NOT the same as the tension setting on the string machine:
http://www.appmaker.se/?m=4&s=5

So a 10 lb lower value is not uncommon. 20 lb, however, sound a bit too much (provided that you have the right racquet are ans string factor). One thing you can check in your stringing procedure is how much the clamps bounces back when you release the weight. Even a few mm motion means a lot of tension loss. I clamp the string and then push the clamp-holder a little towards the weight before fastening it. In that way I minimize the motion.
 
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