Saturday, October 22, 2011

NFC and Timing

For a background on NFC and Race Timing see:

Sometimes Series calculations cause questions and confusion

We had our Brooklyn Triple Crown Awards Dinner last night and there was some questions about the series team calculation for the Male Masters.

Here are the details:

First Place:
  • Tony Watson "M-pptc",,"M",53,"1:03:46",85
  • Joern Alhers "M-pptc",,"M",44,"1:07:35",142
  • Al Prawda "M-pptc",,"M",64,"1:20:25",368


Second Place:
  • James McFarlane "M-srs",,"M",55,"1:10:42",168
  • Craig Diesslin "M-srs",,"M",51,"1:15:18",272
  • Russell Hauk "M-srs",,"M",61,"1:20:35",365
for details

Monday, October 10, 2011

Local Community Event Results and Search

Have you noticed that our community running events are beautiful, but the results are all over the place.

Wouldn't it be nice if all the results were in one place and searchable?

Well, check out:

And to search see:

You can see results, charts or use simple or complex searches such as:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Real Time Race Results for Administrators and Participants

The titles says it all.

See the image.

Administrators can see the newest result data from the smartphone devices and the oldest and duplicates being reported in.  See the "Newest" "Oldest" and "Bib" links.

Participants can see the results in Overall by Gender, Age Groups by Gender.

All in real time.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Call out the runners name at the finish!!! - Added the ability to integrate Bib Numbers and Names and locations

With the new seamless ability to integrate your bib number / participant information into your smartphone you can "Call out the runner's name/location/etc at the finish!!!

You go to your android phone's contact list and add an account. Here we use The password will be given to you by the administration person.

Then your participants will sync with your phone. After the event the contacts can be removed to prepare for the next event. The beauty is you have all the power of the android contact manager for your use. Let's say one of the participants needs to be called you press the bib number and the phone icon and voila you are calling the person. In this example, we've loaded 1000's of participants and the sync'ing and performance is amazing. But this is normal for the android operating system.

This is what happens when you click on a contact, you'll see the participant's location, phone number, etc.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Timing For Android Help

Enter a bib number in the "Data Entry" field and then press the "time|id" in the list to assign the "Data Entry" bib number that you entered to the "time|id".

Use Long Press on a time to start the barcode scanner

Check the "Sync" box to enable new data to sync to the server

You can press "Click" or use the Volume up key to mark that a participant has crossed the line.

Race Timing for the 100 to 2000 person event

For the android timing application see

For the android timing application help, see

To see a typical real time results report:

If your event is too large to handle by hand scoring and too small to invest a RFID equipment that runs upwards of $5000 plus $3000 for the silly unreusable rfid tag.  (Always wondered why I can't use a standard RFID tag, oh, I forgot the seller makes his profit on the fact that you're locked in to his monopoly after you purchase)

Well, goodbye monopoly, goodbye overkill, goodbye high price, goodbye expensive race timer that takes all the hard work of the volunteers and converts it to cash.  Also, goodbye "so called sponsors" that force you to buy the give away item filled with the sponsor's advertisements and forces you to "pay" for his advertising.

Say hello to a fast, scalable, inexpensive, web-based race timing collection and real time web site results and administration!!!