Rally Controls Planner

The Rally Controls Planner app is designed to help Rally Masters layout a course and identify possible locations for controls, route changes, or other typical rally actions.

Time and distance measured from the start of the first control (Control #0) are computed by from GPS coordinates. The time, speed, and distance shown at the top of the screen are continuous measurements and computations from the start.

The time, speed, and distance shown immediately below the map are measured from the prior control to the current position along the course. When the "+ Control" button is touched, these amounts along with the latitude, longitude, and heading at the control are added to a list. Additionally, a note for that control number is added and available for editing on a pop-up view accessed by touching the "Note" button or icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

You may set the app preferences to measure distance in either miles or kilometers and to measure time in either seconds or decimal minutes.

The app maintains a log of all route measurements and notes. Each individual route is identified by the name, date, and time of start. The log is accessible from the "Routes" button at the bottom of the screen.

The "GPS Info" button on the map will show data received from DUAL 150 or 160 model GPS receivers, if the device is within range of your iPhone's Bluetooth receiver and Bluetooth is turned on.

Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.


changes in version 1.3
  • Location access is now always available by default even when the app is in background mode thereby improving distance measurements and route tracking. In some cases, you may have to be sure that "Always" is checked in "Settings" for this app
  • Some formatting adjustments due to iOS 10
  • GPS Info button only shows when Dual GPS receiver is connected
change in version 1.1
  • Added syntax for links to Facebook and Twitter

revised: October 10, 2016