Squash Scorer Index Page

Welcome to Squash Scorer

Below you will find links to articles that will help you make the most of the Squash Scorer Apps. If you have any problems, questions or suggestions, then please use the discussion thread. See the known issues page for any known isssues.

Squash Scorer Plus

Initial Install – Importing matches from Squash Scorer

Homescreen

Scorer Screen

PreferencesExporting and Importing

Statistics – Results List

Statisitics – Match

Statistics – Player

SharingScoresheet, Printing the scoresheet

Squash Scorer

Homescreen

Scorer Screen

Preferences

Statistics – Results List

Statisitics – Match

Statistics – Player

Sharing

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Squash Scorer and Squash Scorer Plus Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the Squash Scorer and Squash Scorer Plus applications.

What personal information do we collect from the people that use our app?

We do not collect personal information from people who use the app. We may collect anonymous information related to app usage in order to understand how the application is being used in order to improve it in future releases through Google Analytics.

The Post to Facebook functionality enables users to post match results to their own Facebook wall and includes the names of the players and possibly their broad location as entered by the user of the app.

The Post to Twitter functionality enables users to post match results to the SquashScorer Twitter account and includes the names of the players and possibly their broad location as entered by the user of the app.

Both of these functions are deliberate and entirely voluntary by the user of the app.

 

When do we collect information?

We may collect usage information from the app as its being used.

 

How do we use your information?

We may use the usage information we collect from you when you use the app in the following ways:

To understand the usage patterns of the app and determine whether the user experience could be improved.

 

Third party links

We do not include advertising in the app.

There is a link to the Squash Scorer WordPress site that displays Help and News.

 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

We do not maintain user data outside of the app

 

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We do not collect your email address.

 

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the email address associated with the app which may be found in the Google Play store.

 

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Scoring Screen, the arrows explained

The Arrows are no longer the default mechanism of showing whether the last point was a handout or a won rally as of version 2.21. The arrows are still available as an option and can be enabled in the preferences screen.

 

Quick Q&A:

Q. Who served that last rally?

A. The arrow points to the server of the last rally

Q. What side did the server of the last rally serve from?

A. The arrow comes from the box where the server of the last rally served from

Q. Do I call handout or not?

A. If the Arrow points towards the receiving positions, the last rally was a handout.

Both the Squash Scorer and Squash Scorer plus Apps have the ability to score either “traditionally” where the referee enters the call into the app and the app decides who to award (ie “Rally Won” or “Handout”) or the referee taps on the player who won the rally and the app decides whether it was a Rally Won or a Handout.

When scoring by player it is useful to know whether the result was a Rally Won or a Handout and so the App displays this by showing an arrow. The arrows are optional and may be turned on in the Preferences. By default the app will show the simplified “Hand Out” and “Rally Won” notification.

The simple rule for the arrow is that it always points from the box where the previous serve happened to where that server is now for the start of the point about to be played.

The upshot of this is that if the arrow is like this

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Then it was as a result of a Rally being won by the server who then changed sides for the next point.

However if the arrow heads towards the back court like this

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Then that means it was a handout. In the example just above, Amr Shabana was serving from the right in the previous point but lost the rally and is now receiving on the left.

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Change Requests

This post is dedicated to listing the outstanding change requests.

Enhancements

  • Ability to retrospectively change match dates
  • Edit player names during a match

 

For a later release

  • Ability to set up a series of matches ahead of time
  • Add referee call prompts as an option (ie. show a series of popups that the referee could read to fulfil refereeing duties)
  • Add the ability to see progressive scores during scoring using the “1-2 L”  notation.
  • Support for 3 referee system
  • Support for displaying to an external monitor to an audience
  • Integration with websites
  • Improve doubles serving order selection
  • Ability to select background colours for player buttons
  • Better searching in the player select contact list

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Instructions for the use of Squash Scorer Plus – Preferences

The preferences screen is where you can set the preferences for how the app behaves. Also you can set default values for eMail and Twitter addresses.

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When “Traditional Scoring” is disabled, the method of scoring becomes a simplified system where you need only to tap on the player who won the rally and the app will determine whether a handout has occurred or not and score the rally accordingly.

device-2013-04-28-170119When “Enable Negative Scores for Handicap” is selected, you will be able to use the adjustment controls available on the scorer screen to adjust scores to be negative.

When “Disable Screen Saver in Scorer” is selected, the device will no longer periodically initiate the screen saver lock screen or dimming when the application is on the scorer screen with no input from you. The application will still allow the screen saver/lock screen to happen on other screens, however.

When “Show Scoreboard in Scorer” is selected, the application will show the scoreboard in the scorer screen.

When “Vibration Feedback” is selected, the device will vibrate once when “Rally Won” is pressed and twice when “Hand Out” is pressed. This gives non-visual confirmation of the scoring action.

device-2013-04-28-165735When the “Edit Timers” button is selected you are taken to a screen that lets you select the timer times for the warmup, between games and injuries. You can also select whether you want an audible alarm which will happen at the half way point of the warmup, end of warmup, 15 second warning of the between game time and end of the between game time. A match duration option shows a permanent timer on the scorer screen.

When “Use Location when Sharing” any share messages will also include the location where the post, email or tweet came from. The location is city and suburb. When the device cannot get a fix on the location it will display “an unknown location” until such time as a location fix has been made.

The “Twitter Account to tweet results to” field is the name of a Twitter account that will have the tweet directed to in addition to the Twitter account “squashscorer”. For the example above this means that the Twitter message will contain an @mySquashClub. You may follow the Twitter account ”squashscorer” on Twitter to see all results that have been posted.

The “Mail Recipient” field is the mail address that will be automatically included in the “send to” field of the mail message. You may add more recipients of course.

The Export and Import buttons allow you to backup, restore or simply share the matches you have scored. More detail can be found in the Export and Import Posts.

You can also access the Edit Players screen from here.

You may swipe to the right to navigate back to the Match Info screen from here as well as using the buttons provided at the bottom of the screen and use the menu to bring up further navigation options.

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Instructions for the use of Squash Scorer and Squash Scorer Plus – Player Edit screen

The Player Edit screen allows you to change the names of players. You cant change the name of a player who is currently in a match being scored so finish that match and “Start a new match” first. The player Edit screen is applicable to both the Squash Scorer and Squash Scorer Plus applications.

device-2013-04-28-165800Simply tap on a player and change their name where it appears in the top section. This screen uses autocomplete to help you consolidate names that weren’t entered exactly the same for example.

If you do rename one player to have the same name as another player, then you will be asked to confirm “merging” those players and the matches will all be associated to the one player for statistics purposes.

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Timed Matches

Timed Matches have been added to Squash Scorer and Squash Scorer Plus as of Version 2.12.

device-2013-04-28-165635A timed match is one where there are a number of timed playing periods and between each playing period is a rest period. The score can be accumulated throughout the entire match (Carry over score) so that each player has a grand total at the end or the Squash Scorer supports the idea of timed games where each timed game is a game in its own right with its own score. The winner would be the one with the most games.

The timed setup screen looks like the following

device-2013-04-28-165645The Carry over score checkbox determines whether each timed period is to be treated as a game in its own right or whether the score should be carried over from each timed period to the next giving a single grand total at the end. The Carry over score cannot be changed once a timed match is in progress. Start a new match to enable it again.

You can use the Add Period button to add an additional period. The above example shows two 10 minute playing periods with a 1 and a half minute break period between them. Again, the add period button cannot be changed once a timed match is in progress. Start a new match to enable it again.

You can edit any of the values for longer or shorter playing periods or longer or shorter breaks. Changes will be saved when you leave the screen.

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Squash Scorer and Squash Scorer Plus releases

The following post will contain the comments regarding each update.

Squash Scorer Plus

Version 2.20

Ability to retrospectively record match results by simply entering them rather than scoring them.
Add a “No Deuce” option
Fix some wording during scoring (eg. use “love” rather than “nil”)
Better font sizing
GUI look and feel Changes
Performance enhancements
Bugfix – Problems emailing with GMail (Exporting to Android 4.4.2)
Bugfix – Updated FaceBook and Twitter interfaces

Version 2.18

Holo styling for preferences.

Version 2.17

Deuce option for 1,2 or 3 more to support Australian Juniors
Support for player countries improved (see online documentation)
Formatting improvements to the score sheet.

Version 2.16

Bug fix, removed swipe navigation between screens to fix for later versions of Android. Use back button
Improved Let/Stroke long press reliability.

Version 2.15

Swipe to change server sides
Removed Opponent caused Injury timer
Bug fixes for sharing on later versions of Android

Version 2.14

Score by player now includes an arrow to indicate the result of the previous rally. The arrow points from the box of the server from the previous serve to the position where that player is now. Hence if the arrow is to a receiving position, then it was a handout.
There is a new option for smart server side selection catering for left handers.
Bug fixes.

Version 2.13

New game type added, Doubles Matches with a set number of games
New simplified Scoring method, simply tap on the player who won the rally and the app works out the rest. Enable this in Preferences
2-ahead deuce is now a match option rather than a player choice.
Updated graphics and UI controls
More comprehensive timers including opponent contributed and blood rule timers
Bug fixes

Version 2.12

– Two new game types added
– Timed Matches
– Matches with a set number of games
Moved the match type selection (ie Singles – HiHo, Singles PARs, Singles Timed etc) into the match info screen
Moved the adjustment control into the scorer screen.
Added warning for server swap with no handout
Bugfix for conduct reason on Holo styled apps
See detailed description for further info

Squash Scorer

Version 2.20

Ability to retrospectively record match results by simply entering them rather than scoring them.
Add a “No Deuce” option
Fix some wording during scoring (eg. use “love” rather than “nil”)
Better font sizing
GUI look and feel Changes
Performance enhancements
Bugfix – Problems emailing with GMail
Bugfix – Updated FaceBook and Twitter interfaces

Version 2.18

Holo styling for preferences.

Version 2.17

Deuce option for 1,2 or 3 more to support Australian Juniors.

Version 2.16

Bug fix, removed swipe navigation between screens to fix for later versions of Android. Use back button
Improved Let/Stroke long press reliability.

Version 2.15

Swipe to change server sides
Removed Opponent caused Injury timer
Bug fixes for sharing on later versions of Android

See detailed description for further info

Version 2.13

New game type added, Doubles Matches with a set number of games
New simplified Scoring method, simply tap on the player who won the rally and the app works out the rest. Enable this in Preferences
2-ahead deuce is now a match option rather than a player choice.
Updated graphics and UI controls
More comprehensive timers including opponent contributed and blood rule timers
Bug fixes

Version 2.13

New simplified Scoring method, simply tap on the player who won the rally and the app works out the rest. Enable this in Preferences by disabling “Traditional Scoring”
Two-ahead deuce is now a match option rather than a player choice.
Updated graphics and UI controls
More comprehensive timers including opponent contributed and blood rule timers and timer edit screen
Bug fixes

Version 2.12

– Two new game types added
– Timed Matches
– Matches with a set number of games
Moved the match type selection (ie Singles – HiHo, Singles PARs, Singles Timed etc) into the match info screen
Moved the adjustment control into the scorer screen.
Added warning for server swap with no handout
See detailed description for further info

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