NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Modern technology, don't you luv it.
Whilst going to Ireland you think that part of the time you would be sitting on your rear and could spend a minute telling someone where you are?
And in those minutes you have time, you may not have signal, you may not have battery and many of them (queuing and crossing border security at least, and more if flying) are definitely minutes where you are told not to use your mobile devices. God only knows how the ADAMS app behaves when the internet connection or battery dies, too.
I work on the move. The reality of mobile connections still do not generally live up to the promise. Web browsing works partly because of the statelessness and short-life connections of HTTP, but other protocols are often less robust and even with HTTP, apps need to handle a surprisingly wide variety of failure types gracefully. Edit: and so do the servers - even using a stable internet connection, it sometimes takes me a few tests to get a server setup that's as robust as possible while still being secure and that's with decades of experience and controlling the server, and I wonder whether WADA have hired someone as good as me and how good their testing is because I bet their server managers aren't using Whereabouts apps
so I suspect they will rely on non-technical reports from athletes when there's a problem.