Time Trial Start Page: iOS and the Beep
Post date: Mar 25, 2015 11:52:53 PM
The TTStart page that automatically counts down riders has generated a lot of feedback.
If you are unfamiliar with it, CrossMgr can generate a web page that can be used to automatically start all riders in a time trial.
The page shows a large countdown clock to each rider's start, and beeps on the 10s, 5s, 4s, 3s, 2s, 1s, 0s before each start.
The page can be displayed on a tablet and can be used by the starter, the whip - well anyone.
However, iOS devices have an idiosyncrasy that they will "mute" themselves until an explicit user action starts the sound - they cannot make a sound on their own.
Now on iOS devices, the CrossMgr TTStart page initially appears dark grey on iOS devices.
If you click anywhere on the screen, it will unmute the beeps, and the page will work as it should.