The Start window highlights the runners that are due for tick off.
It is a sliding time window, which moves forward as time passes on. Runners are entering the window, being ticked off (or DNS), and then leaving the window. The duration of this time window is configurable.
Click on a runner to change his/her status:
Late start indicates a runner that (potentially) has been reported as DNS but later has shown up.
When the runner inserts his/her card into the SPORTident station, the card number is checked and the runner is automatically ticked off. Optionally, the card is also checked to be cleared.
If the inserted card does not match any runner, the card number is copied by the app. When editing a runner, this number can be pasted as the new card number.
Use a USB On-The-Go (OTG) adapter to attach a SPORTident station to the phone/tablet (an ordinary USB cable does not work). Note that the SPORTident station is normally powered by the host (the phone/tablet). To extend the battery life of the phone/tablet, an OTG adapter with separate power cable for the SPORTident station can be used.
Change the card number:
A comment can also be entered (free text).
Send report creates a message with all changes (DNS, late starts, new card numbers, comments). The message can be shared by email or FTP.
Tap on the icon to email the report.
Tap to upload the report to an FTP server.
The email comprises of two separate reports:
The upload consists of a file in YAML format, only.
The reports have identical contents, with one exception: The YAML report also includes all runners with start status "Started OK" (ie, no changes), while the inlined report does not list these runners (it would have cluttered the report too much).
The screenshots below show:
Time adjustment — The entered value (±hh:mm:ss) is added to current time:
Automatic DNS — A runner that has NOT been ticked off as started will automatically get status DNS when leaving the start window.
SPORTident station — Note that unchecking Check that card is cleared gives immediate response from the SPORTident station, whereas a check takes one or two seconds to complete (because the contents of the card have to be read and transfered to the phone/tablet).
Upload to server — Upload start status YAML formatted file to server using SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). The upload can be done manually, or, automatically every n:th minute.
The checklist (the start list) is imported through an XML file in accordance with IOF Data Standard 3.0, or, through a CSV file (comma-separated values). Please see the corresponding chapter in Start Clock: Workflow overview, or, the app's built-in help function.
Note that, unlike Start Clock, O Checklist imports runners that do not have a start time. To facilitate the handling of these runners, they can be given their own start. This does not have to be a separate physical starting location.