The new timing process and its realization as iPhone app also addresses the one shortcoming of a smartphone vs. an old-school handheld stopwatch: No central, physical buttons for immediate haptic feedback. The process and smartphone-based device turned out to be so new — or maybe even to be the last innovation in handheld timing before we all carry implanted timing chips to measure everything automatically — that I submitted a patent application with a leading law firm.
With making a name for myself in the high-end stopwatch space, people also started contacting me for help regarding their very specific, unsolved timing problems: Timing rally motorsports events as a spectator and, most recently, also timing Nordic cross-country skiers. People have called the resulting RallyTime Pro timing app, too, “Fantastic app” and “Just What i’ve been looking for for a long time… Thanks a lot !!!!!! You saved my day”.
Berlin, early 2017