ANDROID VERSION NOW AVAILABLE

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, August 15, 2014 10:40 AM
The Android version of the Webscorer app is now ready.  We're making it available first for download on our own website and will soon upload it to the Google Play store and the Amazon Appstore fo... [More]

ANDROID VERSION READY FOR BETA TESTING

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, June 27, 2014 01:36 PM
The Android version of the Webscorer app is now ready for beta testing, and we’re seeking users willing to give it a “go” and provide us feedback.  Reasons you may want to parti... [More]

Whistler Multi-Distance Triathlon

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, May 26, 2014 09:27 AM
Racing action from a Triathlon race in Whistler, BC this weekend. Race details: Online registration at Webscorer.com114 racers in multiple distances & categoriesTiming with 4 iPads- Swim start (i... [More]

NEW VIDEO - HOW TO SETUP ONLINE REGISTRATION ON WEBSCORER

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, May 09, 2014 10:41 AM
We just posted a new video that demonstrates how to setup an online registration for an upcoming running event:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSnp-Fc-Lio  - Distances: 5K and 10K ... [More]

NEW RESULTS FEATURES FOR LAP RACES

by Vesa SuomalainenSunday, April 20, 2014 12:42 PM
We just updated the website with 2 new results options:   1. In a race with laps, you can rename the generic Lap 1, Lap 2 etc. labels     - For example, in a triathlon:   ... [More]

NEW TUTORIAL VIDEO - TIMING MODE = BIB SYNC

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, March 20, 2014 10:50 AM
We just posted a new video that demonstrates how to use 2 devices to time a race:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nkYekKpq1o   - 1st device records just the time stamps- 2nd device records... [More]

ANDROID VERSION UPDATE

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, March 03, 2014 09:04 PM
We've received many inquiries, so here's an update on the Android version of the Webscorer timing app:   - Development is nearing completion, we expect to start internal testing in April 2014- Ac... [More]

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NEW VIDEO - SPLIT TIMING IN AN INTERVAL START RACE

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, January 21, 2014 04:14 PM
The latest app update 1.6.3 included a major improvement for the split-timing function in Webscorer PRO. We just posted a new video that demonstrates the new functionality: http://www.youtube.com/watc... [More]

APP VERSION 1.6.3 NOW AVAILABLE

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, January 03, 2014 05:03 PM
We just released an app update with the following new features:   1. Quicker & easier split-timing (see attached image)    - Integrated "show splits" view in the main timing pa... [More]

SERIES REGISTRATION NOW MORE FLEXIBLE

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, December 13, 2013 04:30 PM
One of the unique features in Webscorer online registration is a feature called "Series registration". For example:   - You have a race on both Saturday and Sunday - You want to allow racers... [More]

NEW WAYS TO SEARCH FOR RACES, RACERS, ORGANIZERS, PRODUCT INFO

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, December 10, 2013 10:48 AM
We just updated the website with several new ways to search Webscorer.com for:   - Results - Start lists - Registrations - Race organizers - Racer profiles - Documentation   1. Site search &... [More]

NEW WEBSITE FEATURE - RACE ORGANIZER SEARCH

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, December 04, 2013 09:31 PM
We just updated the website with a new option under the "Find races" menu - called "Find organizers" that will help find clubs / teams / race organizers who've setup their own organizer page:   h... [More]

RACER PROFILE PAGE UPDATES

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, November 26, 2013 10:50 AM
We just updated the Webscorer website with several enhancements to the racer profile functionality:   1. Updates to "My racer profile" page    - You can now create your own custom ... [More]

MY ORGANIZER PAGE – FIXED, PUBLIC URL FOR ALL YOUR POSTED RACES

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, November 06, 2013 10:14 PM
We just released a new website feature that addresses the following frequent requests:  - Can I have a customized page (with a fixed URL) on Webscorer for my club that has all our results ... [More]

HOW TO USE TIME-HANDICAPS

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, October 29, 2013 05:16 PM
Version 1.6.2 introduced a new handicap option – time-based handicaps.  This is an easy way to produce two sets of results for your race:   1. Actual finish times   &nbs... [More]

WEBSCORER APP VERSION 1.6.2 NOW AVAILABLE

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, October 24, 2013 11:33 AM
Apple just approved the latest app update - it should now be available by tapping the "App Store" icon on your iPhone / iPad.This is the 12th update since the app's initial release in November 2011. W... [More]

TURN OFF AUTOMATIC SYSTEM TIME SYNC WHEN TIMING A RACE

by Vesa SuomalainenSunday, October 20, 2013 06:16 PM
The Webscorer timing app uses the internal clock of the device (iPhone / iPad) as its reference clock:   - The device’s system time is stored as the time stamp for when the race clock ... [More]

HOW TO PRINT RESULTS AT RACE SITE

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, October 10, 2013 08:50 PM
Printing is quickly becoming obsolete due to its many disadvantages:   1. During the race, you have to frequently print more pages as racers finish 2. Inevitable results corrections require anoth... [More]

HOW TO TIME A POINT-TO-POINT RACE WITH 2 DEVICES

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, September 27, 2013 10:56 AM
Follow these steps to timing a point-to-point race with 2 devices running Webscorer PRO:   1. Download the prelimininary start list from Webscorer.com to the 1st device    - Any of... [More]

HOW TO EXCLUDE TOP RACERS FROM CATEGORY RESULTS

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, September 05, 2013 05:10 PM
In road running, it is customary to exclude the top male and female racers from their respective category results - to allow multiple racers to share the top honors. Some races also apply the this pri... [More]

App version 1.6.2 near complete

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, August 26, 2013 04:36 PM
We're in final testing of the next app update - version 1.6.2. ETA is September 2013, with these new features:1. “Predicted time” race: closest estimated time wins   - Popular in... [More]

New results option: Gender results

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, August 22, 2013 01:26 PM
We just updated the website with a new "Gender results" option which is a quick & easy way to show results by:- Overall- Overall Male- Overall FemaleThe next version of the app (1.6.2 - due in a f... [More]

Webscorer PRO adopted by users in 48 different countries thus far

by Vesa SuomalainenSunday, August 18, 2013 10:21 PM
Webscorer PRO has thus far been adopted by users in 48 different countries. Recent race activity from some of the newest locales: GREENLAND (Cross-country running): http://www.webscorer.com/race?race... [More]

How to time an enduro mountain-biking race with Webscorer

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, August 08, 2013 02:07 PM
   An enduro mountain-biking race consists of anywhere from 2 to 8 (or more) timed stages, and the combined total time determines the winner.  Racers must complete all stages to get a f... [More]

How to time a point-to-point race with 2 iPads?

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, July 29, 2013 11:10 PM
How to time a point-to-point obstacle course race with 2 iPads? Watch this new video to find out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLSu_lqJuh0 - Race name: Bavarian Battle - Location: Leavenworth, WA... [More]

Example of season-long series with Webscorer

by Vesa SuomalainenSunday, July 28, 2013 10:42 PM
Toby Swanson (pictured) about to take off for his season-leading lap at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance time trial series: - Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country - Location: Duthie Hill trails in ... [More]

Paperless race organization with Webscorer: Electronic results board

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, July 24, 2013 10:56 PM
Example of a paperless results bulletin board: 1. Results were posted live from Webscorer PRO during the race 2. An iPad running Webscorer FAN was used to download live results 3. A big screen TV was... [More]

Simplify your day-of-race registration process with Webscorer online registration

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, July 17, 2013 06:19 PM
  TODAY: Steps to prepare for a race with a 3rd party online registration: A. You’ll close the online registration 1-2 days before the race to allow yoursel... [More]

Multiple ways to utilize the Webscorer results series tool

by Vesa SuomalainenSaturday, July 13, 2013 10:43 AM
The Webscorer results series tool is starting to get noticed for its flexibility:Total time:- Race: 2013 Tour de France- Sport: Cycling - road- Location: Paris, Frace- Standings: http://www.webscorer.... [More]

Webscorer online registration now supports donations

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, July 10, 2013 08:31 PM
We just added a new custom question to the Webscorer online registration that allows racers to make an voluntary donation (on top of the race entry fee).Example: http://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=... [More]

New video - Webscorer timing tutorial

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, July 02, 2013 03:37 PM
A new "must-see" video for anyone timing a race with the Webscorer app. Yes, it is long (20 minutes), but it is guaranteed to pay back your time investment - especially if you ever make a mistake duri... [More]

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New feature: Edit posted results with Excel

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, June 19, 2013 04:41 PM
The easiest way to edit results is on the app - by modifying the racer's time, name, distance, category etc. and then reposting the results.  The website results get updated with the changes - re... [More]

How to time a 2-stage race with a non-timed transition in between

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, June 10, 2013 03:08 PM
Race organizer question:I have a question on how to use Webscorer for a race my paddling club is running mid July. The race is two laps. First lap is mass start and at the end of the first lap, the bo... [More]

Tips for successful timing - volunteer timers

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, June 10, 2013 02:31 PM
Let's assume you've mastered Webscorer PRO well enough and feel confident to time your race with it.  However, if your race involves multiple stages and hence multiple devices, you can't do it al... [More]

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New app update coming soon - version 1.6.1

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, June 06, 2013 09:26 PM
We're in final phases of testing the next app update, version 1.6.1 which will add the following new features. ETA is June 22. 1. New timing mode “Name sync”     - Sim... [More]

New video - Sound Rowers event at Jetty Island

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, June 03, 2013 10:51 PM
We just released a new entry in our video series "Can Webscorer time it?" This video is about a paddling race held in Everett, WA on April 20, 2013. Length of video: 2 minutes. http://www.youtube.co... [More]

Alternate payments methods for online registration

by Vesa SuomalainenWednesday, May 29, 2013 03:48 PM
We just enabled Webscorer online registration to allow a racer to pay the entry fee via an "alternate payment method":- by mailing you a check- via a bank-to-bank transfer- using cash or any other dir... [More]

Simplified format for uploading .TXT start lists

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, May 06, 2013 10:07 PM
We just updated the website to make it easier to create & upload start lists via .TXT files.  Previously, you had to include a header row in the .TXT file that specified a start type, e.g. St... [More]

App version 1.5.2 now available

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, May 06, 2013 10:07 AM
Webscorer app version 1.5.2 is now available for download / update from the Apple App Store, here's what's new: 1. New "Lap control" toolbar icon in timing view -> Race with fixed # of laps: ... [More]

New feature: Results series tool

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, April 15, 2013 09:49 PM
We just updated the website with a long-promised tool that allows you to combine results from multiple races into results series with automated points calculation.The “Results series tool&rdqu... [More]

New sport added: Ski mountaineering

by Vesa SuomalainenFriday, April 05, 2013 07:02 PM
Webscorer PRO live timing was adopted by the famous Crested Butte to Aspen ski mountaineering race last weekend - teams of 2 skiers trekking across true wilderness. Winning time was 7 hours 45 minutes... [More]

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Version 1.5.1 now available

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, March 28, 2013 01:52 PM
Version 1.5.1 is now available as an update from the App Store. Here are the feature highlights: 1. Support for start lists in the FAN timer 2. The FAN timer now behaves identically to the PRO versio... [More]

Website updates: new video, registration tutorial and more

by Vesa SuomalainenSaturday, February 16, 2013 03:23 PM
   Grand Ridge Trail Run, Issaquah, WA - November 22, 2012 We just updated the website with the following: 1. New video on the home page - Grand Ridge trail run: http://www.youtube.com/watch... [More]

Online registration update - new dicsount code features

by Vesa SuomalainenThursday, February 07, 2013 11:07 PM
- If you want to offer some racers a discount off the race entry fee, the easiest way to do that is via discount code- A discount code is a string such as “SUPER-VOLUNTEER” that racers ... [More]

Väliajanotto helposti iPhone / iPadilla – Webscorer (in Finnish)

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, February 04, 2013 09:23 PM
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Example race with penalties

by Vesa SuomalainenMonday, February 04, 2013 09:14 PM
Here's a sample of how Webscorer PRO can score a biathlon race and show penalties / missed targets as part of the results display. For full disclosure, no skiing or shooting took place in this race, ... [More]

Next app update: upcoming features

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, January 29, 2013 06:30 PM
The next app update is taking shape - enough so to publish a preliminary feature list. We're tentatively giving it version number 1.5.1.  No ETA yet, we're still testing. Major features:The FA... [More]

Website updates: series registration & site navigation upgrade

by Vesa SuomalainenTuesday, January 29, 2013 09:42 AM
We just updated the Webscorer website with the following few features:New top-level menu system to make it easier to navigate within the siteSeries registrationracers can sign up for multi... [More]

Welcome to the Webscorer Blog

by Vesa SuomalainenSaturday, January 26, 2013 02:20 AM
We're starting a blog that will supplement our documentation - and to address topics such as race-specific setup issues and best practices.  We welcome your comments and questions and will make a... [More]

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Webscorer Blog

The main purpose of this blog is to provide supplemental "how to" documentation for various registration, timing and results scenarios and to provide feature news and discuss product issues. If you'd like us to write a blog post about a topic, please drop us a note on our Facebook page or send us an email at support@webscorer.com.

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