Third-Party Typeracer Tools: New and Old
Hi Typeracers! Recently I’ve been in touch with Typeracer’s very own Makky (makky_86) (all links open a new window), a Megaracer from the UK who has been developing a new tool to analyze Typeracer data, create cool charts, etc. His app is still under development; he’s still working on new features, improving stability/removing bugs, etc. My favorite feature on Makky’s “Typeracer Web App” is the ability to create graphs comparing different users and their race histories.
If you want to try it out, you can do so here (http://tinyurl.com/trwebapplication). Note that you’ll have to import your username using the “Import” link before you can see your profile. He has asked that people contact him via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to tell him about any bugs and any suggestions for improvements, new features, etc.
While we’re on the topic of third-party Typeracer tools, I want to take this chance to officially mention what is probably the most powerful, robust, and comprehensive third-party tool that has ever been made for Typeracer: The Race Database, created by Sean Wrona (arenasnow) and Noah Horn (licahfox), two of Typeracer’s elite. I want to mention it here for two reasons; first, to recognize all the hard work that they put in to develop it, and second, because I expect some users have never heard of it before and might enjoy using it.
You can see your profile by entering your username into the “View Profile” box at the top right. Just like on Makky’s site, if your account hasn’t been imported to the database yet, click the “Import” link.
Using this tool, you can answer the following questions (and many more!):
The page isn’t perfect; it has some minor issues, and there are no graphs, so we’re glad that Makky is creating the new tool described above!
I hope everyone enjoys these two tools, and as I said, if you have any problems with Makky’s site, please email him at the address above. He is working hard on this valuable contribution to the Typeracer Community!
Happy racing, and see you all on the racetrack!
David Pritts (valikor)