Last weekend a great Triathlon event was held near Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. In Velký Biel the CloudTimer sports timing app was used to do the timekeeping for about 80 participants. We have worked closely together with the organisation to test our new Keypad view and we are now finalising this new feature before the new release in the Google Play Store. Enjoy the racing in the nice video below.
The integration of the Alge Timy (over bluetooth) with the CloudTimer platform was introduced in May during Holland Cup 2 in Waalre (Netherlands). This major timing innovation connects the chronometer of one of the major timing equipment manufacturers (Alge Timing) to the CloudTimer platform. It’s again a huge step forward in making race timing another step easier.
The CloudTimer BlueBox is a minicomputer which can be connected to the Alge multiport of a Timy chronometer. This little box receives the data from the Timy and sends it over bluetooth to the CloudTimer app and directly into the CloudTimer platform. It can be seen in action in the below video:
The integration worked really well during this first field test. There was only one case in which the bluetooth connection to the app failed and a finish was missed. We are now implementing an (automatic) reconnect and recover mechanism to cover for these situations.
Alge Timing and Tag Heuer
While the first version of the BlueBox is compatible with the Alge Timy, we will also make a version for the Tag Heuer Chronometer CP5xx. This should cover most of your needs and meanwhile we will look at if there are more hardware which we should integrate.
Maybe even the best thing about this integration is that we will make the schematics and software of the BlueBox available for FREE!! We want to make timing easy and enabling to do it with ‘every day devices’. Even if the Bluno Nano on which the BlueBox is based is not an ‘every day device’ for a regular consumer. It definitely is for a hobby developer.
Just write us a message if you want to get started with the BlueBox!
We are super happy to finally say that CloudTimer for Android is now available in the Google Play store. We came a long way. We didn’t just want to push the app in Store when it wasn’t ready to do so. Now it’s not only suitable for all the canoe slalom users, but pretty much for any other timed sport with individual or group starts.
At the moment the app is available in the Google Play Store as a Beta version so that all of you can test it. In the next few days we will be rolling it out to a full release version based on the feedback and bugs we receive.
The new app also play’s nice with the new dashboard which both work on a new database (not yet the iOS version). So your old competition aren’t available (yet) in this environment. We will be transferring the most important competitions for you though!
So just jump over to the Play Store, have a go with the new app and let us know your experience!