Chronojump is an open source project that provides users with an affordable, customizable and reliable software application for measuring, monitoring and recording jump and run events. It is is compatible with the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
The application has been designed from the ground up to automatically connect to a Chronopic microcontroller and record jumps, reaction times, races, rhythm times, as well as various other time-based tests.
It makes use of a chronometer printed circuit for obtaining accurate measurements, as well as a contact platform, suitable for two events, out-platform and in-platform. It’s also important to mention that all sessions, tests and subjects are automatically stored in a SQLite powered database.
Features at a glance
The program comes with built-in support for repetitive tests, which include audio and visual feedback that can be easily used to control the actual training. In addition, it allows users to record tests using nothing but a webcam.
Another interesting feature is the ability to generate reports, thanks to the built-in statistics and graphs functionality. It is also possible to export data and use it on other applications, as well as to share data by connecting to a remote server.
Its graphical user interface is quite complex, and you really have to know what you’re doing, in order to run your own tests. By default, the program implements Bosco tests, but it also supports various other tests.
Under the hood and supported languages
Under the hood, we can report that the application is written in the Mono programming language, using the GTK# GUI toolkit for the graphical user interface. It is translated into multiple languages, including English, Czech, Spanish, Slovenian, Greek, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Catalan.
All in all, Chronojump is a decent and unique application for the measurement, monitoring and recording of jump and run events. On Linux, it is distributed as part of the GNOME desktop environment.