September 23, 2022
Now available for Endurance Industry Timer
September 23, 2022 – Moorestown, NJ /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ — RunSignup, the leading registration provider for US endurance events, announces its RaceDay Mobile Timing App for timing smaller events and as a backup for chip-timed events. With the convenience of using Android and Apple phones and tablets, event timers can use the free RaceDay Mobile timing app to log finish times and order of finishers through the app. The app works in conjunction with RunSignup’s results platform to publish results in real-time. This is ideal for timing smaller endurance events such as ultra distance, track and field, cross country, running or cycling events and water events. Additionally, the RaceDay Mobile App is a valuable backup solution – similar to Time Machine devices – for larger events and for checking top finishers.
“The RaceDay Mobile Timing App is a natural complement to the RaceDay suite of products, providing timekeepers with a convenient solution for delivering timing services with lower registration numbers and simple judging scenarios for events that may not have the resources to support full timing services. It’s similar to Time Machine in its usage but different in its approach as it uses devices that most timers already have and it’s free! Additionally, timekeepers can use the app as a backup tool for the elite finishers and as a contingency plan should they experience problems with their RFID chip timing systems,” said Bob Bickel, RunSignup founder and CEO.
The launch of the RaceDay Mobile Timing App began as a project completed by Rowan University and has since been transformed by RunSignup’s RaceDay development team into a product that is now available to timekeepers across the country.
The app’s slide and finish line recording options allow timers to record the order of finishers by bib number and log finisher timestamps. Timers can be integrated into RunSigup results to display real-time results on an event webpage. Results divisions can be set up using RunSignup Results Timers, allowing the app to quickly and easily generate complete results with features like age group placement for all participants. The RaceDay Mobile Timing App supports offline situations where finish times can be recorded locally in the app and then uploaded and merged with the live race once the internet connection is restored. This is especially helpful for remote events like Ultra and Trail courses.
Additionally, timekeepers can use backup timer mode for situations where the app is being used as a backup timing tool – similar to Time Machine’s approach – in conjunction with official timing equipment and scoring software such as RaceDay Scoring. With this mode, the data is recorded within the app in the backend for the timer without publishing the data publicly. In addition to the phone or tablet keyboard, the app can be used in conjunction with tactile Bluetooth keyboards such as the Sunreed Bluetooth Numpad with LCD display for more efficient race number entry.
The app also supports easy export of result data (names and times/network times) and timing data (raw time and bibs). The exports can then be used in conjunction with scoring software such as RaceDay Scoring as a backup timing solution. RaceDay Scoring has a predefined file stream type compatible with the Mobile Timing App (PC Timer-Mobile Timing File) that you can use to import the times from the timing data export file.
The RaceDay Mobile App is now available for instant use by timekeepers in the endurance industry. RunSignup will host a live webinar to introduce Timers to the product on Tuesday, September 27 at 12pm EST.
RunSignup is the leading events solution that brings endurance events and nonprofits to the art of technology. More than 25,000 events use our free and open platform to register 7 million attendees annually, raise more than $1.6 billion and grow their events. Our expertly designed, open and all-in-one solution drives event revenue generation and supporter engagement through flexible registration, free event websites, free email marketing, integrated fundraising and a suite of RaceDay tools . No subscriptions, no plans, no monthly fees.
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