Squash Scorer and changing serving sides

To swap server sides either tap on the greyed out squash ball or fling the ball from one side towards the other.

The Squash Scorer app now has an optional “Smart Handout Side Selection” setting. When this setting is enabled, following a handout, the app will automatically start a player on their preferred serving side. The preferred serving side is the side they last started serving from.

The Squash Scorer app uses a toast message to indicate that a server change of sides was unexpected. This should make it obvious when this happens accidentally but wont stop it from happening intentionally to reflect the gameplay where it happens and isn’t stopped. Lower grades see quite a bit of this in my experience.device-2013-04-28-170155

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Instructions for the use of Squash Scorer Plus – Preferences Screen

The preference screen contains settings that determine how the app behaves

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When “Enable Negative Scores for Handicap” is selected, you will be able to use the adjustment controls on the homescreen to adjust scores to be negative. You might do this before the game starts and is one way the scorer supports handicaps.

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.

When “Use Timers” is selected a popup window appears and 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. And you can select whether the timer should be shown permanently on the scorer screen.

You can select different times if you wish and they will be remembered. You can also use the defaults button to reset the defaults shown above. Times are in seconds.

2.12 timer captureWhen “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 increase font size option increases the size of the font and is set on by default. If you find the text is not fitting well on your screen then try disabling this option.

The Export Database allows you to create an export of your data including all the matches and players and attach that export to en email message ready to be sent. More information can be found in the Export and Import Database post.

The Import Database option looks for an export file in the /sdcard folder and them imports it. It will add the contents to your existing matches so you can use this functionality to add matches a friend has scored to your own database. more information can be found in the Export and Import Database post.

The Edit Players option allows you to rename players. You can only rename a player who is not currently being scored. More information can be found in the Edit Players post.

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.

You may swipe to the right to navigate back to the homescreen 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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Known Issues

This thread is to be devoted to current known issues.

These issues will be updated with each release.

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Instructions for the use of Squash Scorer – Sharing

The sharing screen allows you to share match results to Twitter, Facebook or eMail.

swipe2 device-2013-04-02-111643You can swipe across the screen to change the match to be shared. The matches change in chronological order if you do this.

You can add a referee, marker, event name, location, division, round and court and these will appear in the body of the email. They are optional but will be transferred to the paid Squash Scorer Plus app if you upgrade. In the Squash Scorer Plus app they form part of the WSF score sheet attachment.

The Twitter and Facebook options post short messages to Twitter or Facebook and you will be asked to confirm before posting. You are shown the message to be posted.

The eMail sharing option asks you to choose your favorite eMail client and creates an eMail message with the results of the match in the subject line, match details above in the body of the email and the “send to” recipient added from the field on the Preferences screen.

The premium Squash Scorer Plus application also creates a complete WSF scoresheet which is attached to the eMail. Please consider upgrading to the Squash Scorer Plus app to gain this and other functionality!

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Instructions for the use of Squash Scorer Plus – Sharing

The sharing screen allows you to share match results to Twitter, Facebook or eMail.

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You can swipe across the screen to change the match to be shared. The matches change in chronological order if you do this.

device-2013-04-02-111711The Twitter and Facebook options post short messages to Twitter or Facebook and you will be asked to confirm before posting. You are shown the message to be posted.

The Squash Scorer Plus app will generate a complete WSF scoresheet as an attachment optionally using the match details from the share screen. device-2013-04-02-111657

You get to choose your favorite eMail client where the generated scoresheet will already be attached and any mail recipient from the field on the Sharing screen will already be added.

For further information on the scoresheet itself please refer to the scoresheet post

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Instructions for the use of Squash Scorer Plus – Statistics Screens

The Results list screen is accessed by pressing the statistics icon on the match info screen (homescreen).

device-2013-04-28-170357The scrollable list is sorted in reverse date order so the most recent match is listed at the top. You can press on a player to select matches in the list that the player has participated in.A long press over the score (middle part) of any list entry will bring up a context menu.2.12 long pressThis menu will allow you to choose to see various statistics relating to the match or players. device-2013-04-28-170327For doubles matches, statistics are available for the teams. You may also delete the match from here. You will be asked to confirm if you want to delete the match.

Details of each menu option will be described in further posts.

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Squash Scorer Plus – Exporting and Importing

Squash Scorer Plus allows you to export your matches to a file which is automatically attached to an email. You can send this to a friend or even back to yourself. The squash scorer import will not overwrite any matches you have scored, it will ignore matches that are identical to existing matches and only add different matches. If a match has had its associated details changed, for example the “Marker” is changed then that counts as a new match to be imported.

The idea is that this file can then be used to load those matches back into the Squash Scorer Plus app if you upgrade your device or load the matches into another device if, say, you want them in both your tablet and phone or even simply send them to a friend.

Exporting is straight forward, navigate to the preferences screen and select Export Database and the matches will be sent into a file on the SD card. Dont worry if you dont have an SD card, Android pretends you do.

device-2013-04-02-111756The file created is /mnt/sdcard/squashscorerexport.xml

When the export has completed you will be asked to select your email client and the file will automatically be attached.

In order to import you should detach the attachment and save it to the /sdcard folder on the device.

Often this is /mnt/sdcard

You must keep the same name which is squashscorerexport.xml

When you select Import, the app will look in the sdcard folder for a file named squashscorerexport.xml and if found will ask whether you want to open it and then will read it into the database. The file is dated to help you identify its contents.

device-2013-04-02-111835Once Import has been selected, the app will load the matches into its database

device-2013-04-02-111847The file contains all the information from the Squash Scorer Plus database and that includes the players.

Some email clients dont allow attachments to be saved to the SD card. You may need to choose a different mail client or possibly install an app that will enable saving the attachement.

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