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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)  (Read 2370 times)

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NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« on: September 08, 2016, 03:48:42 PM »
This is an Android app based on the framework I used in my WhenLast android app.

It lets you create a list of "items" (events or players), and then easily tap to increase/decrease the counter for that item.  It can be used to keep track of scores for a board game, or easily count events over a longer period of time.

Obviously there are similar apps already -- this one will benefit from some of the features of my existing framework (ability to sync items over multiple devices, organization of multiple lists by tabs, etc.).


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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 01:33:28 AM »
Nice :Thmbsup:

Feature requests:
  • Option (maybe as a checkbox in the header) to keep the screen on, so I can keep the device on the table while playing/counting/etc. and tap a +1/-1 button without unlocking the device after a minute (or whatever timeout is set).
  • Optional sorting: - on count, - on name, - reverse

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 02:15:20 AM »
Good idea regarding keep screen on, i think i can add an option to do that.

Sorting.. It's an interesting idea, but somewhat problematic -- mainly because the framework allows you to drag and drop to reorder items and assumes you will want to customize the order of things.  I'll give it some thought..  I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to add a sort toolbar menu and let user choose between score and name..

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 02:18:44 AM »
My main concern with this little app is that it's built on top of a much more powerful and general purpose framework i wrote (which i really need to figure out more uses for), and some of the features of that framework may over-complicate this app's use for simple things.  Just as an example, the app wants you to hit the + button to add each item (person's name), and then individually delete each item when you no longer want it, etc.

Those features are useful for some things, but can be burdensome for quick simple things.

It's clear i'm going to have to add some special features to make it quicker to do things like delete all items and start a new "set" of items quickly.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 10:53:50 AM »
Or you could have several sets of itemlists... (but then you'd still need the option of resetting, clearing or deleting a list)  8)

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 03:53:44 PM »
I've added a download link in the first post to an official early testers alpha version.

With my latest code to preserve edit dialogs on rotate, my biggest concerns is that i may have overlooked something that could cause the app to crash in odd circumstances, so I'd love to hear any reports of people seeing it crash.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 09:20:36 PM »
Anyone?

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2016, 05:03:33 AM »
I didn't get to installing before, but I've just installed it and will be testing it for the next few weeks.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 10:24:13 PM »
New build uploaded:

v1.02 - Sep 23, 2016
  • New Menu item for reseting all scores in current section.
  • New menu item for deleting all items in current section.
  • A bunch of minor tweaks.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2016, 03:28:09 AM »
You didn't update the date on the About screen, though version is updated there, and maybe the text around the downloadlink (first post) should be updated?

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2016, 05:31:03 AM »
Thx. Update with widget support.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2016, 03:43:43 AM »
New version up 9/26/16, lots of improvements.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2016, 06:28:57 AM »
Updated first post with google play store urls.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 12:17:43 PM »
Optional sorting

Sorting is coming :)

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2016, 11:27:34 PM »
New version up with sorting.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2016, 03:23:52 AM »
Great features already :Thmbsup:
Just the 'keep screen on' to be done to complete my feature requests 8)

Can the last modification date be shown too (optionally ofc)? It's a sort selection, but I can't see it yet :-[

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2016, 04:52:03 AM »
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Can the last modification date be shown too (optionally ofc)? It's a sort selection, but I can't see it yet

not currently. i might consider putting a button on the Edit dialog to pop up a window showing all internal data for an item including last modification date.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2016, 05:26:56 AM »
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Just the 'keep screen on' to be done to complete my feature requests
will be in next version.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2016, 07:08:29 AM »
a button on the Edit dialog to pop up a window showing all internal data for an item including last modification date.
That could be enough to make this usable, I guess. Thanks.

will be in next version.
Great! :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2016, 07:12:54 AM »
You'll find the new option in preferences on the Advanced page.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2016, 10:56:01 AM »
Found it  :D

Tried the sort option (score desc) but it doesn't sort as expected yet: I'd expect a live resort after the score is updated, but even switching tabs doesn't update the order, going into settings and returning to the list does. Immediate resorting has the risk of accidetally increasing another users' score, but that's something to get used to, IMHO.
Maybe for another option, 'Immediate resort'? :tellme:

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2016, 02:46:57 PM »
Yeah, I'm not sure that live resorting after adjusting score is going to work, for a bunch of reasons.. I have performance concerns as well as concerns about moving around the item being edited..

I could add a "Resort items now" entry to the View menu though.

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2016, 05:33:51 PM »
Resort now menu item added (only shown after you make changes that might require a resort).

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2016, 02:40:56 AM »
That is working great, thanks :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2017: ScoreTracker DC (Android Score/Event Counter/Tracker)
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2016, 03:56:07 AM »
Thanks for helping!