In the ongoing quest to improve your game through technology, one group of software engineers is betting that a simple iPhone application can help maintain your string tension.
Appmaker, a network of iPhone developers specializing in advanced mathematical apps for iPhone and iPod touch, recently released their racquetTune software for tennis fans.
RacquetTune is a quick, cool and inexpensive tool that allows any tennis player to check the string tension of their favorite racket. A couple of taps on the strings and racquetTune displays the tension with high accuracy.
"The motivation behind racquetTune was to give tennis players everywhere an easy to use tool to check when its time to restring their racket, or to find the optimal tension to play with" says Sten Kaiser developer of racquetTune.
RacquetTune uses the sound of the racquet to analyze the frequency of the strings. The frequency is then converted to the tension of the stringbed. The accuracy is showed by an indicator on the display and can be improved by tapping the racquet several times.
Behind its smooth interface racquetTune is a serious tool that even the professionals praise: "It is well made, works amazingly well, is child's play to use and is always with me and ready to use" says John Elliot, professional racket stringer in Paris.