New Android App for SoCal Ragnar Relay

by Abbie on April 6, 2011

Trevor Lacey has created a new app exclusively for the Android market that enables users to coordinate exchanges between multiple vans and track runner stats.

Lacey designed the app when he heard complaints from friends about the difficulty of coordinating vans and figuring out racer stats, combined with being frustrated with the lack of apps available for the Android market.

It seems pretty easy to use, all you have to do is enter the runners’ paces, enter everyone’s cell phone numbers to link up, and press “Go.” If someone wants updates but isn’t able to get the app, enter his or her cell phone number anyway, and he or she will receive text updates.

Once configured, users will have the following information:

* Running time
* Projected leg time remaining
* Running distance
* Elevation changes
* Actual running pace
* Course map with current GPS position

The app allows you to view stats per leg or per runner.

It’s designed for use with the Southern California Ragnar Relay race, taking place from April 15-16.

The best part is that the app is FREE, so try it out! You can download it from the Android Market.

 

 

Screenshots used with permission of Trevor Lacey

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Valbona April 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Any chance there is an app like this for the rest of the races? I am doing the New York one

Trevor Lacey April 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I expect to have a version for every Ragnar race. Each one should be available a month or so before the actual event. In the meantime, I hope to get some good feedback on how to further improve the app, so future races will incorporate any of those changes.

Trevor Lacey April 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

@Valbona: I just published “Relay – New York” for the Ragnar event in May. (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.relay.ragny) This app is also free. Let me know what you think!

Jordan June 15, 2011 at 3:06 am

Are there any editable versions of the app that would allow a person to set up different routes and distances? I’m really looking for an app like this that I can use for the 2011 Hood to Coast in August. 2 Vans, 12 runners, 36 legs, 200 miles, and a ton of fun!

Les August 15, 2011 at 1:31 am

This looks like a great app. I just installed the 2011 HTC version and have a question.

The team set up is for 12 runners and 12 times. However, each runner runs 3 legs and each leg will likely have a different projected pace. Is it possible to enter the projected pace for each runner, for each of their 3 legs?

Ian August 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

@Les – I think he has taken that into account, you just enter their mile pace that you submitted to HTC predictions. Take the 10k pace you submitted and divide by 6.2. I found that through trial and error, not clear in the app. As for feature requests, we really need to know the predicted time that we need to be at the next exchange!!! best way to do that, which is done by the iPhone apps, is to keep a running list of each legs predicted or actual finish time. It looks like you have all the data, you just need to construct the display Trevor! thanks!

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