The app can be used by timing professionals or by volunteers helping out at a race. It is free to use and has full functionality. It is available for Android in the playstore and will soon be available in the app store for iPhone.
The race management dashboard provides advanced race options such as multiple runs, judging modules and results management (printing, disqualifications etc). It is possible to upload competitor lists as a .CSV file in the dashboard or sponsor names to be displayed in the results pages.
The results pages is where it is all about of course, the results are shown on the internet as soon as the times are confirmed at start or finish. Competitors on course are shown with running times, splits or penalties are shown directly while they are entered in the app. The results list is available as soon as the athletes cross the finish line.
When using, CloudTimer, the next steps to take to have a great race should be clear just by using the app, but if you want to learn more about the advanced features, there are some good tutorials available.
Increased accuracy using the BlueBox
CloudTimer provides an easy and low-cost solution for races when using the standard manual timing. When a higher accuracy and reliability is needed, it is possible to connect to other professional timing equipment such as the Alge Timy or the Tag Heuer CP5XX. Just connect the CloudTimer BlueBox to the timing device and connect the app using the bluetooth connection from your mobile phone. The BlueBox can be bought as a complete product, but it will be available as a do it yourself Arduino project, to enable everyone to assamble their own BlueBox.