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  1. Well, they also don't want to patch and reset steel... Yet here we are. It is more of expectations and a mentality thing. Besides, no one is irreplaceable. Not JC. Not me. Others will come and sport will live.
  2. I wonder where $900 to $1400 number came from. With Amazon Fire - it is more like $300..500 for 10 tablets and you don't have those to have PractiScore app installed. Have Matchbook or Competitor app instead. But then again, I am not trying to convince you or anyone. Just saying that the same arguments work the other way.
  3. That highlighted part could be a problem. Just saying... Or maybe over time someone will teach them how to use new gear... It isn't that hard, if my 65/yo mom could do it, they can do it too. It's not like it is a new problem... We've been dealing with all kind of disabilities in computer software for couple decades now. It only takes someone to try it and do it right. Actually I might have investigated that issue upon request... But then it doesn't have to be scoring tablet. Amazon Fire tablets are really cheap. You can get 2nd set of them for the major match for the cost of 2..3 registration fees and have them at the stages running the matchbook app for competitors to look at.
  4. I wonder if you've tried it or just speculating? Most if not all of your reasons can be used to favor electronic briefing. Just for the giggles... Those tablets already protected to be used during scoring process. That's what those protective cases or even zip locks are for... Unless you are still using Nooks, then it sucks. Besides, when someone need to look at WSB - tablet can sit on the RO table under RO tent or shed. And briefing stapled to the wall on the stage won't be lost next day after a storm or heavy rain/wind. Also, when stages are posted online - competitors can browse them on their own devices. In matchbook app or directly on the match registration site when PractiScore registration site is used; or in PractiScore Competitor app when they are posted with the match results (or synced from a match wifi). Then if you like paper copy - you can print it yourself. Many major matches are rolling like that anyways - Florida Open, USPSA Nationals for at least few years now... Admittedly FLOP been posting paper briefing at the stages and still avoiding posting electronic ones with the match results. While tablet is on RO table during walk trough it can be plugged in to external battery. But then it doesn't need to have its screen turned on - only when people actually need to look at it. For the same reason, RO doesn't need to keep tablet screen on at the "load and make ready" command (unless they are doing hot scoring). It''s sufficient to turn it on when shooter is about to finish stage and he'll need to enter time. On a contrary. It makes it easier to update all tablets. Just change it on a master device and sync. Don't need to find and scribble on all laminated copies... See my note below on making match secure if you are concerned about match changes. Currently it is about 2x of a regular book font size. So far no one complained about font sizes, but I can easily crank it up 2x more... Here is a 7" tablet similar to ones they are using in Florida. If major is not posting results online or not enabling use of the matchbook app, perhaps they do deserve using paper. But then again, you should enable match security to make sure only stats or RM can make changes in match, stage or competitor's data.
  5. You don't have to use ipad asa master... just saying. But yes, you can type your briefing on either ios or Android. If you are importing match with pin# to Android device, then stages added on the web site are imported (first import only) and stage descriptions entered on the web site are loaded into stage briefing - you just have to edit targets/penalties and scoring type.
  6. It is at the bottom of the stage editing screen. Type away.
  7. euxx

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    Practiscore offline?

    Few hours of down time is not too shabby for a free service. But for SLA, why haven't you asked your shooting organization?
  9. That you can already do. Type "!checked in" or "not checked in" in the search box, "Select All" and then "Squad" from the top menu to move them into some "dummy" squad or "Delete" to remove them completely.
  10. Only works when entire range has internet access... It will be there at some point, but no eta
  11. As I tried to explain it earlier here. How would you sort by multiple different things? And why you need to sort by that and when? I am just trying to understand what you are doing, why you need this and when. Like what would it help for? PS: apparently bulk editing of checkins was in the android app since they were added few months back
  12. Yes, scoring tablets ios only and connection to internet at all stages. Score logs are pushed to another web site which then sends other notifications. But you may need to have PS Matchbook app installed to get the push ones.
  13. PractiScore Competitor app look the same for both ios and android and you can update from results posted online.
  14. See above about by squad or by last name sorting vs checkins. At registration all is needed to find a person in a list and change some checkins. Normally there is no need to hide already checked in ones (I mean it doesn't really help anything). Right. And that is a one time operation and you have it already. Trough search. I know it is not a menu selection, but there is like 20 options to search by multiplied by number of checkins and other things - https://practiscore.com/blog/app-information/search-and-filtering/ I prototyped some completion/help popup to assist with the search, but it didin't work on Nooks, so I had to scrape it. Can't wait to discontinue support for those Nooks. Every release is getting harder to keep compatible with them and they are holding me back for implementing some other features That's it. To keep things simple, hiding/unhiding/searching any checkins is a one-time operation normally needed after registration is complete.
  15. I am still puzzlled why you wanted to sort by checkedin? What is your use for it exactly and when? During in-person registration it is more about finding shooter and checking him. Sorting by last name or a squad was more useful there. It was 3 non editable fields. Some used one, some needed 5 different ones. So, having non-editable fields is a technical debt. With everything editable you can check for other things - door prise, tshirts, vendor package, club waiver, and so on. And #4 and all other searches are not really about display, but about find and do something with them - like select them all and reassign to another squad.