Readers, my apologies for not writing more often! Race Timing Software doesn’t interest everyone, nor does timing races, running races, or even watching races for that matter. But these things do interest a large audience, and me not posting for so long is unacceptable!
Spring is well underway and that means helping customers get ready for their events and even timing numerous events myself. In the next two months, I have one computerized select timing event to time, and four chip-timed races. Almost each race will involve a packet pickup time the day before, very early mornings, timing area setup, and of course, FUN!
What good is all of this if it isn’t FUN? Good Times Software is easy enough to lighten the burden on race timers. And that makes me a “fun enabler!” Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee fun, but I can sure hope you experience as much of it as I will.
Good Times Software version 4.1 is nearing completion, and is going to introduce integration capabilities with RunSignUp. RunSignUp does a terrific job at hosting online event registration. In fact, they’re my current favorite and proud winners of my “two thumbs up.” Please make sure you take some time to visit their site, and consider them for your next event: RunSignUp.com.
Initial integration capability is focused upon the downloading of Participant data. Registered participants at RunSignUp can be imported into Good Times using the Good Times Import and Export Wizard. Good Times users will have the option to download Participants and either:
- Replace all participants in Good Times with participants from RunSignUp
- Add new participants from RunSignUp without modifying existing participants in Good Times
- Add new participants from RunSignUp as well as updating existing participants in Good Times
- Just update existing participants in Good Times without adding new participants from RunSignUp
It’s flexible, powerful, and like everything else in Good Times: easy. I’ll be releasing a video on our YouTube channel when we get closer to general release. In the meantime, please visit us on Facebook and give us a “like”; I’d really appreciate that!