Rodeo in the Cloud works very well in some situations but has some drawbacks. The primary issue is the requirement of having an internet connection at your arena in order to use it. We are in the process of designing and testing a new product, Rodeo in a Box. This will be a portable solution, providing our Rodeo in the Cloud web based rodeo management experience in a portable, battery powered, box. The box provides a wifi connection and the backend to run the rodeo. At the present time it functions as an isolated instance of Rodeo in the Cloud. We are in the process of allowing it to function in conjunction with Rodeo in the Cloud so that entries can be performed by multiple people from home, and uploaded to the Rodeo in a Box before leaving home. We are very excited about this product. It is still in the testing phase, but should be ready for limited sales before the start of the 2017 rodeo season. Please check back here for more information.
The Enterprise Utah Rodeo approached me last year about creating software to help them run the rodeo. We host and maintain their website http://enterpriserodeo.com. Since they use our cloud based rodeo management software Rodeo In the Cloud we were able to integrate their online signup and results pages with Rodeo in the Cloud. Online signups are placed directly into the management software with minimal effort by rodeo staff. The rodeo’s results page is able to display live updated scores. Rodeo staff, as well as audience members, and the general public, are able to see the event results as the events are happening. The software and website are continually evolving and providing more functionality to the rodeo and its fans. This is just one example of being able to provide a custom solution to our clients.