Custom Results API – Notifications

We are expanding the Custom Results API to include a mechanism for providing notifications. The concept is that a list of participants can be uploaded to RunSignUp a week or two before a race and participants and their friends and families can then sign up for notifications. When race day comes, the timer will be able to post results via this API and their software to RunSignUp and we will take care of sending out all of the notifications. This fits with our expanding role of results capabilities and the ability for non-RunSignUp races to use our Results services.

This API can be used by technology partners who have scoring or timing systems that want to take advantage of RunSignUp Results capabilities and features like TXT and EMail notifications. The Custom Results API is an alternative to the Native API so there is more control over the look and feel of results, as well as the database structure.

The expanded API can be seen here – https://test.runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/custom-results/POST. The new notification capability then allows the timer to upload a list of participants to RunSignUp and enable notifications. In particular:

The column_notification_placeholders array is optional. It maps a column to a placeholder in result notifications. If a segment has notification placeholders, a finish notification will be sent the first time a registration ID is seen. The registration IDs are specified through the row_registration_ids array. The registration ID for a row should not change after it is initially set.

RunSignUp will continue to keep our platform of web services open to make it easy for our technology partners to integrate and use our services to provide better solutions to the running marketplace.

Author: RunSignUp

RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions, and running clubs. Services include RunSignUp for registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile experiences. More than 10,000 race directors, timers, running club officers and running stores use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, Blacklight Run, Bubble Run, Night Nation, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more. In 2015, over 10,000 races used the system to register more than 2.7 million participants. In 2016 over 14,000 races will use the system to process over 4.3 million paid registrations. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as race registration or club membership renewal. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit www.RunSignUp.com.

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