Monday, November 5, 2012

New! - List Multiple Skippers/Co-Owners

At the request of several organizers and classes, event organizers now have the option to allow the listing of Multiple Skippers or Co-Owners on you event.  Simply check the box labeled "Allow Multiple Skipper/Owner Name(s)" to enable this feature.  

It will add a text box for the additional skippers to the registration form as shown below.  Multiple names can be separated by a comma, up to 160 characters.  Note that it will NOT add any additional email or other contact information for the entry, and will only list the name (or names) entered on the entrant lists and results pages.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beta Testers Wanted!

We're rolling out a revamped scoring console.  This console accomplishes a number of objectives, one of which is a more user friendly interface for iOS and Android mobile devices.  The big change is we've managed to kill the mobile Safari "window shade" scroll bar/box ...

... with a new check box selector window that actually lets you see who you are scoring and who is in the scored and un-scored panes.

When scoring multiple classes on one line, the scored class boxes will default to a standard size, but can be re-sized to accommodate all entrants in that class. 

Since the basic functionality for scoring (ie - Quick Find, Penalties, etc.) remain the same and the experience on a standard PC or Mac will be basically unchanged.  We'd like to get some feedback form anyone scoring on a mobile device -- iPad, iPhone, Android on the new scoring interface.

To use the new scoring format, click the "Beta" button on the current race scoring.

To change back to the traditional scoring format, simply go back to the race menu to select the next race.  If you just record scores, it will keep you on the new scoring format, until you return to the race menu. 

I'll be adding a video demo of the new scoring this week that will highlight all the new features.  Please feel free to try this out and send us your feed back. 

UPDATE - Video demo is now online HERE 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Discounts for Membership Module Users

For sometime now, Clubs and Associations who have taken advantage of the Regatta Networks Membership Module have been able to host events on Regatta Networks that allow only current and verified members. Due to recent requests, we've added a new type of discount within the fee system that can be applied to only verified members, while allowing non-members to still register for the event. This is a great way to both encourage non-members to join your membership as well as reward your current members via discounted registration fees.
To activate this discount fee type, you must first setup your event to validate your association as well as allow non-members to register (Located in "Edit Event Information" under the 'Form Questions' tab) :
Now that you've enable Class Association verification with Non-Member allowance, you'll have access to your discount in the fee editor:

After the fee is added, registrants will be notified on the registration form that the discount applies to members:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Internet Explorer & Browser Compatability

Several clubs have contacted us about unsuccessful attempts to upload a document to their event when using Internet Explorer.  It seems that IE is using the full path to the target file as the file name, so rather than NOR_2012.PDF, Explorer shows the file name as C:\Users\Ken\Desktop\regatta files\NOR_2012.PDF. 

This obviously exceeds the 30 character limit for file names, and the upload fails.  The solution is to use another browser.  Firefox, Safari, or Chrome all seem to upload documents without any issues of including the full path in the page name. 

On the same subject, we've seen several instances in Internet Explorer not working correctly with the HTML editor included on the Regatta Network event console.  This editor (TinyMCE) is based on Javascript and something in the current version of Internet Explorer doesn't recognize the javascript for the editor.  Again the solution is to not use Internet Explorer, but to use Firefox, Safari or Chrome.