TrackLog + XTsport Winter Rogain = success!

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After Tartu Maraton we were little worried – will another big event be a success or a lesson.

Today’s XTsport Winter Rogain 2011 showed us that through testing, server moving to new region and re-checking of our devices and platform was a 90% success. We reached average location update times of 15 seconds (which in most cases/events is great), we had unfortunate downtime during event of 5 minutes (which we learned to avoid in the future), we had lots of online followers (including some performance issues) and we fixed on the run 3 issues in our front-end to enhance viewers experience.

We are firm believers of full disclosure so these are strong facts that we learn from bad things that happen and we’ll be yet stronger with our next event!

We are grateful to XTsport for using our equipment on live event and being our friend and adviser to make our service perfect.

Also, stay tuned for better user experience with our next web version, the pipeline is growing rapidly, thanks to your feedback. And we welcome any more feedback that you may have, just leave it to the comments or send us a note from contacts found in our main page.

TrackLog goes to XTsport winter rogain

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TrackLog is proud supporter of XTsport Winter Rogain which takes place in Võsu area in Estonia.

We’ll be tracking ~25 teams from each class (our capacity at the moment is limited to this amount per event but this is going to change soon) for everyone to see.

Come join participants and hold your thumbs and see how they are doing @ TrackLog XTsport winter rogain event page!

TrackLog in marine and leisure fair Boat Show XI

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TrackLog is proud to be present in Marine and leisure fair Boat Show XI in Tallinn in Estonian Fairs settlement in Pirita.

You are welcome to stop by and write down the contacts, check the web and get the best out of us :)

You can find us in section C with our good friend and supporter, Port Noblessner.

Meanwhile. If you have not yet, check out a great story about TrackLog from the best Baltic start-up blog, TestMarket by Toivo Tänavsuu.

And last but not least – if we are not there in person – leave your contacts or write us and we’ll get back to you!

(sorry for the bad image quality but we ARE trying to be best real-time tracking company around so at the moment we are not into making the perfect PR images to all of our fans, but the time for perfect photos is not far we hope! :) )

Our first lesson learnt

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TrackLog went public with test event at Tartu Maraton 2011 where we asked 20 participants to take our trackers to the biggest ski marathon event in Estonia.

The race itself was a great success. People from all over Europe skied, organizing was world class. There were more than 8000 people skiing. And this is where we failed. It wasn’t thought through that this amount of cellphones in an area where cell operators usually get 8 people per day would be enough to cover data bandwidth that we needed. So, the signal came in poorly. Also, devices were not configured to save and send data later, when there would be coverage. As a conclusion – the people we tracked did not move quite as we expected around the map, but they were visible! And most of them moved quite smoothly. You can check for yourself and re-play the event at our Tartu Maraton 2011 race archive page.

But, as a test result:
- we had good traction among viewers
- we had lots of feedback and improvement ideas (some of them already implemented) from viewers
- we had great feedback from participants
- we got more quality contacts than we expected
- we improved a lot in our way to prepare for commercial launch of our services

Big thanks to all the people that participated, that looked the race real-time and to those that re-played the event and gave feedback. We appreciate your help. Also thanks to people that promoted our links and drove traffic to our site (which kept up well).

You’ll hear from us soon! :)