Pele by Joe the Programmer (Universal)
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Released: Sep 29, 2010
Version: 4.0.2
Size: 20 MB
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Pele

Joe the Programmer
Hola athletes and spectator - everything is set for IM Cozumel. Good luck to all the athletes (including myself) and calm winds!

For the price of a Starbuck's coffee you can actually enjoy your coffee by stress-free spectating any Ironman race. Pele gets the results for you and can even estimate where your athletes are at any point in time. Spectating has never been so enjoyable following any athlete on the map.

Pele - the Hawaiian Goddess of the Volcano - brings race results for long distance events to your iPhone/iPad. Pele allows you to track multiple athletes, multiple events, age group standings of ongoing and historic events and even provides notification when there is a new update for your athlete.

Live events:
- Availability and accuracy depends on the race organizer. If the official timing doesn't work, there is nothing Pele can do as it relays on their data.
- Add multiple athletes to your watch list to see where everybody is on one page
- Pele retrieves new data for you and notifies you with a red dot when new timing information is available.
- Estimates: Enter the exact start time and see where your athlete is at any point in time. You can also see how far ahead the competition is. Pele uses current split times (and estimated times you can enter) to estimate the athlete's current location.

Historic events:
- Retrieve past race results and keep them handy on your iPhone/iPad
- Access to the full agegroup information (not just limited to the first 100)


But tracking isn't the only thing Pele does - it also introduces a ranking system. The ranking number indicates the performance independent from the course, weather, or gender. You are able to see your performance improve over different races, compare performances among friends and even find out who is your toughest competition regardless of the course. The highest number of your swim,bike,run ranking shows your weakest discipline. A number close to 100.0 points indicates you are able to hang with the professionals. The higher the number is, the poorer your performance.

Right now the following races are supported:
- Ironman(TM) triathlons
- Ironman 70.3 (TM) triathlons
- Boston Marathon (back to 2001)

Pele targets two groups: athletes and spectators
- Athletes are able to keep track of historic races of themselves and their friends. The ranking system shows how you compare against fellow athletes, compare your performance against different events, and tells you the discipline you need to improve.
- Spectators can follow multiple athletes during a race. They can easily add athletes to their watch list and monitor where all their athletes are at the moment. Pele does all the work for you by letting you know when a new update is available by displaying a red dot beside their name (auto-refresh).


Usage:
- the main screen lists upcoming races as well as your athletes grouped by race
- tap on an upcoming race to add athletes you want to track for this race. Tracking will be enabled a few hours before the start of the race. You will not be able to search for athletes before the race is 'active'.
- tap the 'edit' button to change the order of your athletes within the group. The 'add' button allows you to add athletes to any other race. Search by bib number or part of the last name.
- tap on an athlete to get detailed information about the race times, age group, current leader board, and the ranking. You are able to change the age group information in the settings page.
- a red dot in the watch list indicates that there is a new update available for your athlete.


See Pele in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la1-2T8Krbw
And here is how those Estimates work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JiOS1eSL9M
Or simply search for 'pele ironman'.

What's new in version 4.0.2
- delete Race Vault does what it promises to do again.
- Live Race delete athlete acts normal again.

A big thanks to Ralph for troubleshooting!
Our verdict: Meh!
  • = Pele has average ratings (3-star).
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