On sunday I had my first group ride, the ARR. I lost my group on the second lap due to three reasons.
Like first and last name, there should be a group name field with a quick change button on the iPhone app. The group name should be behind the driver name in the realtime driver list. *
If we have a group name, the server knows, on which position of the group I am. Due to the fact, that I know in which group I am, in my own driver list on the right side of the screen (e.g. “Konrad, 273/274”, so I know how large the group is and that I am the second last and should accellerate). **
the first of the group should have a small flag, which I can see even from 100ft behind. So I know where I am in the group.
Thanks in advance,
* either I join an existing group (at least one member is on track) or I setup a new one. If setting up, you ask for name and direction (normal / reverse). You can even ask for the amount of laps. If the first crosses the start line you take a look how large the group is at this moment. If the last one crosses the start line you start the lap counter for everyone.
** It should be easy to arrange the group if you take a look, who’s next to the finish line. In the short moment everyone crosses the line, there’s a chaotic renumbering. But I think we all can live with that. After the last lap you don`t reset the counter, so the users get their personal finisher