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 bib@brooklynmarathon.com. The password will be given to you by the timing.brooklynmarathon.com 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.