Championing a Fast & Reliable Mobile Application in Boat Racing
Coderus created a pioneering mobile app that offered the ultimate confidence to Land Rover BAR – as a secure, resilient and reliable app during their Challenge for the 35th America’s Cup.
Our ground-breaking mobile app for Land Rover BAR brought a unique solution to one of the most difficult and high-profile technology problems in high-performance racing.
After three months of agile development sprints and testing sessions followed by three months of maintenance, our app was designed to provide the team with critical data about the strategic layout of the course, the position of the boat, how many legs of the race were left and the time and distance to the next boundary – all allowing the team to make swift tactical decisions and giving them maximum time for manoeuvring.
Our app was also designed to tell the team exactly when to power up, allowing them to cross the start line on the very second the race began, gaining a critical advantage by getting the team in front at Mark 1.
The technology works on a tablet screen and a smartwatch, offering the crew real-time information about the sailing course. Onboard the boat the team used highly water-resistant Android tablets and watches, while data was collected via hundreds of sensors. The app recorded the relevant data and its own state; if an issue arose during development, this was forwarded to our team, allowing us to continuously improve the functionality.
All in all, we created a pioneering mobile app that offered the ultimate confidence to Land Rover BAR – as a secure, resilient and reliable app during their Challenge for the 35th America’s Cup.
The Land Rover BAR team reported that the battery performance per device allowed a day’s racing – with up to four races per day. What’s more, our app facilitated the team in being the most tactical leading up to the start of each race and the fastest over the line when countdown finished.