September 23, 2022
Now available for endurance industry timers
Sept 23, 2022 – Moorestown, NJ /Endurance SPORTSWIRE/ – RunSignup, the leading provider of registration for US endurance events, has announced the RaceDay Mobile Timing app for timing of smaller events and backup for timed events. With the convenient use of Android and Apple phones and tablets, timers can use the free RaceDay Mobile Timing app to record finish times and order finishes through the app. The app works in conjunction with the RunSignup 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. In addition, the RaceDay Mobile app is a valuable backup solution – similar to Time Machines – for larger events and for checking out the best finishers.
“The RaceDay Mobile Timing app is a natural addition to the RaceDay family of products and gives timers a practical solution for providing timing services with lower registration counts and simple recording scenarios for events that may not have the funds to support full timing services. It is similar to a time machine in its uses, but differs in Its approach is because it uses equipment that most timers own and is free!In addition, timers can use the app as a backup tool for the seasoned elite and as a contingency plan if they encounter problems with their RFID chip timing systems, said Bob Bickle, Founder and CEO of RunSignup.
The RaceDay Mobile Timing app started as a project completed by Rowan University and has since been transformed by RunSignup’s RaceDay developer team into a product now available for timers to be used across the country.
With the app’s Chute and Finish Line logging options, timers can log the order of finishes based on the bib number and log finish timestamps. Timers can integrate with RunSigup results to get recorded results displayed in real time on the event webpage. By making use of RunSignup Results Timers, results sections can be set up so that the application can quickly and easily produce results complete with features such as the age group location of all participants. The RaceDay Mobile Timing app supports offline situations where finish times can be recorded locally on the app and then uploaded and combined with the live race once internet connections are re-established. This is especially useful for remote events such as ultra-high speed courses and the course.
Additionally, timers can use Backup Timer mode in situations where the app is used as a backup timing tool — similar to the Time Machine approach — along with official timing equipment and logging software like RaceDay Scoring. Using this mode records in-app data on the timer backend without making the data public. In addition to a phone or tablet keyboard, the app can be used in conjunction with Bluetooth touch keyboards, such as the Sunreed Bluetooth Numpad with LCD screen, for more efficient bib input.
The application also supports the easy export of results data (names and hour/net times) and timing data (raw time of day and bib numbers). The exports can then be used in conjunction with logging software such as RaceDay Scoring as a backup timing solution. With RaceDay Scoring there is a predefined file stream type compatible with the Mobile Timing application (PC Timing File – Mobile Timing) which you can use to import the times from the timing data export file.
The RaceDay Mobile app is now available for immediate use by timers in the endurance industry. RunSignup is hosting a live webinar to introduce product timers on Tuesday, 27th September at 12pm IST.
RunSignup is the leading event solution that brings the art of technology to endurance events and non-profit organizations. Over 25,000 events use our free and open platform to enroll 7 million participants annually, raise over $1.6 billion and grow their events. Our expertly designed, open and comprehensive solution generates event revenue and supporter engagement through flexible registration, free event sites, free email marketing, integrated fundraising, and a suite of RaceDay tools. There are no subscriptions, no plans, and no monthly fees.
To find out why clients such as the Philadelphia Marathon, American Cancer Society, Vacation Races and RaceDay Events use RunSignup, visit www.runsignup.com.