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Thanks for the review. I agree that some canned maps would have given everyone a far easier way to jump in and understand what the idea is. A stopwatch on the screen with an official start and finish message to you would have been awesome. We were about halfway there with that and had a leaderboard page. As a consolation, when you do hit that end marker, that's what triggers the map to switch from 'in progress' to publish. The idea was to have you create a map, and then you had to race it to prove it worked, post the first time, and publish it to the world. :)
Thanks, and agreed. We ran out of time before we could add the ability for the copter to shoot at the bats among lots of other ideas we had.
@zachallaun, thanks for the comment.
You are absolutely right that timeout is the key. We actually were midway through that and ran into some issue so pulled it out. We are looking to host the application somewhere with timeout feature built in pretty soon after the competition.