This was the first iOS app I built and pushed to the app store back in roughly 2010. Since I'm a lifetime fan of Motocross, I built the lap time app that I wanted and the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) wouldn't give me.
Since I'm a data nerd... this app was the app that I always wanted the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) to give us. So the story behind this app goes a little something like this:
The AMA is the sanctioning body for Supercross/Motocross. They pretty much stronghold a lot of the goings on with the industry. I sent them tweets, emails, phone calls trying to see if they would work with me and allow me to build a new app that would change the industries technical footprint. In a lot of ways (most?), it's the Flintstones over there. So I offered to create a bunch of API's that tech savvy users could use to create apps to help drive interest to the sports. They never responded.
This is when I started playing. I reverse engineered their data stream and started building my own app. One of the main data samples I wanted was to see where the riders would end up in the series points as if they were to finish the race as is. So in other words, as the race is happening... and riders are changing positions... it would update their series points in realtime so you would know so and so needs to get 5th in order to win the championship.
The day I released on the app store, the AMA jumped down my throat and forced me to shut it down. To hell with progression anyway right?
So while the app didn't have a long life, it was fun while it lasted :)