On first start up, the App will create a default Rally with a default Control. You can either edit these defaults, or delete them and create your own rally, or import a setup file which will set up the rally details for you.
1: Import or Setup your Rally
If you have received a setup file from the Rally Organiser, import the file. To do this, tap the file and then select RallyTimer Marshal App from the share screen. On some devices it may be necessary to first download the file and then import it from your device’s file system.
The setup file will be imported, and contains all necessary information for the rally, and the controls for which you are marshalling.
If you are setting up your own rally, click the “+” button, either in the top right corner (iOS) or on the floating button (Android). This will take you to the Rally Setup Page. If you have not upgraded from the free version of the App, you can only have two locally created Rallies.
Tapping the logo image will allow you to import your own rally or organisation logo from the images on your device.
Enter the rally details in the relevant sections.
The number of competitors is initially limited to three for rallies set up on the device. This can be upgraded to 12 or 24 competitors by clicking on the blue “+” button. There is no limit for rallies setup with an external setup file.
You can select whether or not to have Non-Penalty Reports. These provide a mechanism to give affirmative feedback on different incidents, such as correctly recording a Code-board, or completing a driving test without penalties.
You can also select whether to display Section and Control numbers, Control Name or both. This selection applies on the main timer page, the report page and the report email subject. The Section and Control numbers and Control Name are all included in the actual report.
Tap the “Save” button to save the Rally. This also return you to the Rally List page.
Tapping “Cancel” will return you to the Rally List page without saving any details.
You can edit Rally details by tapping on the Rally Logo on the Rally List page. Imported Rallies cannot be edited, but the details can be viewed by tapping on the Rally Logo.
Tapping the Settings icon allows you to set up or edit your own Penalties and Non-Penalty Reports. Imported Rallies include their own Penalties and Non-Penalty Reports.
Deleting A Rally
To delete a Rally, swipe the Rally row on the Rally List Page. On Android devices you will be asked to confirm deletion. On iOS devices a Delete button will be revealed. Tap the delete button to confirm deletion. On iOS devices you can restore the deleted Rally by shaking the device and confirming Restore.
Deleting a Rally will delete all associated Controls and Car Records.
2: Setup your Controls
This step is not necessary if you have setup a rally by importing a setup file.
Tapping a row in the Rally List anywhere other than the logo will take you to the Controls List for that Rally.
The App creates a default Control for each Rally created. You can either edit this default Control, or delete it and create your own.
Click the “+” button, either in the top right corner (iOS) or on the floating button (Android) to add a new Control. If you have not upgraded from the free version of the App, you can only have two Controls for a locally setup Rally.
On the Control setup page, enter the relevant details for the Control.
The Control Date is limited by the Rally Start and End Dates.
Tap the “Save” button to save the Control. This also return you to the Controls List page.
Tapping “Cancel” will return you to the Controls List page without saving any details.
You can edit Control details by tapping on the Control Button on the Control List page. Imported Rallies cannot be edited, but the details can be viewed by tapping on the button, and the Location details can be copied if needed for another app such as What-3-Words.
Tapping a row in the Controls List anywhere other than the Control Button will take you to the Timing Page for that Control.
Deleting A Control
To delete a Control, swipe the Control row on the Control List Page. On Android devices you will be asked to confirm deletion. On iOS devices a Delete button will be revealed. Tap the delete button to confirm deletion. On iOS devices you can restore the deleted Control by shaking the device and confirming Restore.
Deleting a Control will delete all associated Car Records.
3: Rally Time Setup
If you need to, you can add an adjustment to the time to give you Rally Time. Just tap on the time display to open the Rally Time Setup screen:
If Rally Time is different to the main clock time, this is indicated by a small R alongside the time display.
Note that Rally Time settings apply to the device, so will need to be reset if not applicable for other rallies.
4: Record Car Arrival Times
When a car arrives, tap the corresponding Car button to record the time. The button will turn green to show the time has been captured, and the time will be displayed beneath the button. The time will also be added to the stopwatch log, and is shown in the stopwatch time display.
If you have more competitors than buttons on the screen, scroll up the button keypad to reveal further buttons.
When you have recorded the time, rotating your phone to landscape mode will display the Car Number and Recorded Time for the last car, so you can display this to the competitors.
With an imported Rally, some competitors may have withdrawn after their Car Number was assigned. The buttons for these competitors are shown in black, and times cannot be recorded for these competitors.
With an imported Rally, some Controls can be designated as Untimed, for example during a Driving Test where start and finish times are recorded but intermediate points have penalties, but no time is needed. In this case, tapping a car button will take you straight to the Car Adjustment screen.
5: Adjust Car Arrival Times or Record Penalties and Non-Penalty Reports
Tapping the Car button a second time brings up the Car Adjustment Screen:
There are several different actions you can take with the adjustment screen.
Update Car Time
When you tap the Car button for the second or any subsequent time, the time of the tap is captured, and pressing the Update Car Time button will update the recorded time to this new time.
Manual Time Adjust
Tapping the Manual Time Adjust Button brings up the Adjust Time screen. This allows the required time to be manually entered.
Reset Car Data
Tapping the Reset Car Data button provides the option to fully reset the car record, which will reset all recorded times including the Original and Previous times to 00:00:00, and clear all Penalty and Non-Penalty records.
Revert to Original
The Original Car time is the first recorded time for the car. Tapping the Revert to Original button changes the recorded time back to this original time.
This button is only displayed when Revert to Original is a relevant option, i.e. when the recorded time is not the original time.
Revert to Previous
When a change is made to the recorded time, the previously recorded time is captured. Tapping the Revert to Previous button changes the recorded time back to the previously recorded time.
This button is only displayed when Revert to Previous is a relevant option, i.e. when the previous time is not the original time nor the recorded time.
Assign Time to Car
If you have pressed the wrong Car button, or if two cars arrive at the same time, you can assign the time from the first car to the second one. Select the number of the car that you want to assign the time to, and tap the Assign Time to Car button. You will also be given the option of fully resetting the first car.
Note that this will assign the recorded time for the first car, as shown in the top right corner of the adjust screen. If you want to assign the second captured time, as shown alongside the Update Car Time button, tap the Cancel button and then use the Assign button to assign the time from the stopwatch log.
Selecting a penalty from the list and tapping the Apply Penalty button will record the penalty for that car. On the main screen, the Car button will change from green to red.
To reset any penalty, open the adjust screen again by tapping on the Car button, select the relevant penalty and then tap the Reset Penalty button. If there is an active penalty, the relevant penalty is displayed and the Reset Penalty Button is shown in red when the adjustment screen opens.
Selecting a Non-Penalty Report from the list and tapping the Apply Bonus button will record the Non-Penalty Report for that car. On the main screen, the Car button will change from green to blue, unless there is also a penalty recorded in which case it will still be red.
To reset any Non-Penalty Report, open the adjust screen again by tapping on the Car button, select the relevant Non-Penalty Report and then tap the Reset Non-Penalty Report button. If there is an active Non-Penalty Report, the relevant Non-Penalty Report is displayed and the Reset Non-Penalty Report Button is shown in blue when the adjustment screen opens.
Add further Penalties and Non-Penalty Reports
On iOS devices, for locally setup Rallies you can add new Penalties or Non-Penalty Reports by clicking on the relevant “+” button.
Tapping the Cancel button dismisses the screen without making any changes.
6: Record and Assign Car Arrival Times using the Stopwatch Log
You can capture the time using the stopwatch button, and then assign the captured time to a car. Up to 12 most recent times can be recorded in the stopwatch log, either by tapping a Car button or by tapping the Stopwatch button ⏱️. Tapping the Assign key brings up the Assign Time Screen:
Recorded times in the stopwatch log are shown in reverse order, number 1 being the most recent time. Select the time you want to assign and the car number to assign it to, and tap the Assign Time to Car button. This will have the same effect as tapping the Car button, or the Update Car Time Button on the adjustment screen if a time has previously been recorded for the car.
Tapping the Cancel button dismisses the screen without making any changes.
7: Resetting an individual Car
You can fully reset any car, either by tapping the Car button and then pressing and holding the Reset Car Time button, or by going to the Reset Car Data page either directly from the menu for Android or via the Controls List page on iOS – swipe the relevant Control row and then tap “Reset” – and then selecting the Car number and tapping the Reset Car Data button. In both cases you will be asked to confirm the Car data should be reset.
8: Reviewing the Report Data
When all cars have passed through, tap the report icon to review the data captured:
9: Sharing the Report
Tap the Share icon or on the report page to send a report via email or other available messaging service:
10: Prepare for the next Control
Make sure you have sent the report for the previous Control.
Tap the Back button until you reach the Controls List page, and then select your next Control.