RaceDay SignUp Kiosk App Plans

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We will be releasing a Beta of the new Race Day SignUp Kiosk App in the next couple of weeks. In preparation, here is a guide for beta users. If you want to be a beta user, contact your rep. This is still beta, so some of these instructions and screens shots are likely to change.

The Race Day SignUp Kiosk App is meant to be used by races to allow for rapid race day and expo signups for their race. RaceDay SignUp MUST be enabled in the Race Director Dashboard on RunSignUp or RaceDay Go. This is NOT an end user signup app. It is especially useful for race timers or race management companies who manage multiple races per year and have kiosk equipment. 

It can be customized to optimize the registration process by eliminating fields and questions during signup – reducing errors and increasing speed. The app can be configured to accept credit cards and/or cash. The app will also work in disconnected mode in cases where Internet may be spotty or unavailable when it is released (not currently working in Beta). This is part of our new architecture for mobile apps that allows for disconnected mode as well as simultaneous release on Apple, Android and Web that is used by our Check-in Kiosk App and Results Kiosk App.

The Race Day SignUp Kiosk App is available on iOS, Android and Chrome web browsers. There will be optional card swipe equipment available for Apple and Android phones and tablets.

SetUp

Only races that have been enabled by the Race Director in their Dashboard can be shown in the App. The first thing that you will need to do is enable the app and set a password. This password will need to be entered into each kiosk device you use for security purposes.

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The second setup you can do is to create different options for how the app will behave as show below. This page is likely to change as we expect to add the option of setting each field to be Required, Optional or Hidden. As you can see, you will be able to minimize many of the steps and data fields required for people to sign up. This should minimize errors as well as minimize time.

Note also there is the option to allow cash collection.

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The App will be downloadable from the Apple and Android stores as well as be available from a Chrome Browser. The app’s home page will show a list of available races over a date range as show at the top. Once you select a race, it will ask for your password that was set in the Race Dashboard:

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Once you are in, you can go to the Settings page and Lock the Application or choose which setting (set on the Race Dashboard)

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The preset configurations are available to each kiosk:

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SignUp is very simple (and of course depends on how many steps you have set up in your configuration. The layout is also very simple to ease of use:

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We are excited to complete our third Race Day Kiosk App. Once released, we will have the full cycle – SignUp – Check-In – Results. You will be able to use the same set of hardware for all of them – deploying your resources where the need is pre and post race. All of the Kiosk Apps share a common architecture that allow for off-line operation for areas with limited bandwidth. We look forward to your feedback as we continually improve these apps.

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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