Mobile App Capabilities Real-time, Accurate, and Customizable
Richmond, VA – September 23, 2015 – Race IT, the fastest growing online registration solutions platform in endurance sports, today announced a major enhancement to its Mobile App capabilities through the addition of GPS-based Live Tracking. This is in addition to all of the existing Mobile App capabilities announced throughout the past several months.
- Race IT’s tracking capabilities include:
- Google Maps infrastructure
- Custom course for each event
- Inclusion of water stops, rest stations, aid stations, restrooms, and scenic areas
- Automated calculation of pace, distance, and expected finish time
- The ability to track up to 15 athletes
- A secure, unique PIN# per athlete that they can share with friends and family
The infrastructure behind the app is scalable to meet the demand of any event size, type, location, and distance. Many events have already indicated they will be using the tracking feature during their 2015 – 2016 race seasons.
“Our app is simple and intuitive for the user, but also has the most robust suite of features in the market”, said Mike Milici, Vice President at Race IT. “This tracking enhancement is not only incredibly accurate; it also adds a new experiential element to Race Day. You don’t have to rely on chips and mats at a few places on course to track someone anymore, now you can track them in real time, on a live map, at their exact location, whenever you want to.”
Tracking capabilities have a strong focus on privacy and security as well. Athletes must enable tracking themselves to ensure only those who want the tracking feature can be tracked. Once elected, each Athlete is then emailed a unique PIN# that they can share with friends and family. Each spectator must have the Athlete’s bib # and PIN# in order to track them.
RaceIT is currently conducting demonstrations of their Mobile App and the Tracking feature regularly. More information about RaceITand their Application capabilities can be found here
About Race IT
Race IT has been providing online registration solutions to event organizers across the country since 2004. Race IT boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 26,000 events have used Race IT for online registration, including Shamrock Marathon, Army Ten Miler, Marine Corps Marathon, and Spartan Race and many more of the world’s top events. Further information about Race IT can be found online at RaceIT.com