Main screen

Main screen

Start window

The Start window highlights the participants that are due for tick off.

It is a sliding time window, which moves forward as time passes on. Participants are entering the window, being ticked off (or DNS), and then, leaving the window.

Manual tick off

Click on a participant to change his/her status:

Late start denotes a participant that was initially ticked off as DNS but has later shown up.

Automated tick off

When the participant inserts his/her card into the SPORTident station, the card number is checked and the participant is automatically ticked off. Optionally, the card is also checked to be cleared.

If the inserted card does not match any participant:

Card not found

Edit participant

Change the card number:

A comment can also be entered (free text).


Start status reports

Send report creates a message with all changes (DNS, late starts, new card numbers, comments). The message can be shared by email or FTP.

Send report

Tap on the icon to email the report.

Upload report

Tap to upload the report to an FTP server.

The email comprises of two separate start status reports:

The upload consists of a file in YAML format, only.

The start status reports can be customised as described below.

The screenshots below show:

Start status (app) Start status (inline report) Start status (YAML report)


Time adjustment — The entered value is added to the current time:

Start window — The duration of the Start window.

Suggested settings:

Sound signal — Give an acoustic signal (a short double beep) when the start window changes.

Automatic DNS — A participant 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).

Start status report — Customisation of the reports.

There are two types of start status reports:

Select whether to include the following data in the start status reports:

Select which start status reports that are to be shared by email:

Upload to server — Upload start status YAML formatted file to server using the File Transfer Protocol. The upload can be done manually, or, automatically every n:th minute.

Settings Status report customisation

Import start list

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 participants that do not have a start time. To facilitate the handling of these participants, they can be given their own start. This does not have to be a separate physical starting location.

OTG setup

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.

SPORTident setup SPORTident setup