by: Daniel Cotton • 11
The EASIEST way to calculate throughput arrives on Google PLAY!
Styled on the neon green and black colour scheme of retro technology.
* First you enter how many seats there are on each train (or log, or car, or whatever). Then press OK.
*Next you have to pick a dispatch point. This would usually be simply when the train dispatches from the station, but it could be anywhere on the ride, as long as it's consistent. For example, your dispatch point could be Rita's launch, or when a Nemesis train passes the first corkscrew. This makes it easier if you're not in the station.
*When the first train passes that point, hit 'Press on dispatch!' The readout will say “Calculating...” The button will vibrate slightly.
*When the next train passes that point, hit it again, and it'll tell you the ride's current throughput.
*Each time you click the 'Dispatch!' button, the readout becomes more accurate. It takes the average of all the dispatches you've measured so far.
If you want to reset the app with the same ride, you have a button for that, and if you want to measure a new ride, you have a button for that.
It's that simple.
The app has been fully road-tested, at Alton Towers a few weekends ago, and seems to work perfectly, from a mathematic point of view.
Created by Furby, idea by Sam (TowersStreet.com) Hosted by Folded Corner Apps!
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Tags: throughput example , average ride thru-put