New Tacx Desktop Software now available for Mac

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Re: New Tacx Desktop Software now available for Mac

Post by rumnblack » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:35 pm

Installed it and briefly tried it out but looks like there is no ANT+ support even on the Mac version?

I understand the limitations of the platform that the Windows version has been developed under (bit of an own goal unfortunately) but I'm surprised that this has also meant that the Mac version has the same issue.

Any thoughts on timescales for ANT+ support and is it directly linked to the Windows issue i.e. is it a straight port or a completely different code base?

Real shame about this as it does look like a very slick application.

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Re: New Tacx Desktop Software now available for Mac

Post by mcorn » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:13 pm

rumnblack wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:35 pm
Installed it and briefly tried it out but looks like there is no ANT+ support even on the Mac version?

I understand the limitations of the platform that the Windows version has been developed under (bit of an own goal unfortunately) but I'm surprised that this has also meant that the Mac version has the same issue.

Any thoughts on timescales for ANT+ support and is it directly linked to the Windows issue i.e. is it a straight port or a completely different code base?

Real shame about this as it does look like a very slick application.
There has been no word on ANT+ functionality. As far as I can tell, there are no UWP apps of any kind that work with ANT+, which is significant limitation for UWP. Not sure why the Windows UWP problem would apply to the Mac, but it might be as simple as Tacx wanting to keep the Windows and Mac versions equivalent in terms of functionality.

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Re: New Tacx Desktop Software now available for Mac

Post by rumnblack » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:34 pm

I think you're probably right that it's about keeping the Windows and Mac versions in step. Frustrating that marketing gets in the way of functionality but hey ho...

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Re: New Tacx Desktop Software now available for Mac

Post by Lunatix » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:28 am

The code bases are different and their is no "true" reasoning MAC can't have ANT+
there are a few unresolved issues and questions around it but nothing like the windows UWP problem :)

Currently we're still interested in adding it in the near future but MAC "trails" windows so it's hard to keep up + develop a MAJOR new feature that changes a lot of the core application. But Tacx has requested the addition for ANT+ so keep your eyes out for it :-)

It's still on the list as one of the first big changes

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