touchScore Bowling

bowling Scoring for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

 

What is touchScore?

touchScore Bowling is an application for the iPad and iPhone that scores your games and tracks your statistics.

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What can you do with touchScore?

Use touchScore Bowling to score games and review previously scored games. It tracks strikes, spares, pin counts, pocket hits and splits. What to know how well you do on certain oil patterns? touchScore allows you to log oil patterns and then view your results by oil pattern. You may want more than just strikes and spares. Adding notes about games is quick and easy.  You’re not limited to just one player. touchScore supports single player or multi player games. Add and remove players can be done any time during a game.

Using touchScore

Adding / removing Players from a game

When starting a new game you’re first prompted to select players.

You can add a new player or pick players already entered in the system. Next to each player’s name is an Add button. Tap that button to add that player to the current game. You’ll see a list of players for the current game. For each player added to the game you’ll see a ‘Remove’ button next to their name. Tap that button to remove the player from the game.

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NOTE:
You’re not removing the player from the system, just the current game.

Adding / Editing/ Removing Players from system

To add or remove players tap the Add Players button to launch the ‘Select Players’ dialog box.

Adding a Player

Tap the ‘New Player’ selection. You’ll be prompted to enter a First and Last name. You can also add a Nickname and Handicap. When finished tap the ‘Done’ button.

Editing or Deleting a Player

In the ‘Select Players’ dialog tap the player’s name to open the Player’s Profile. Tap the ‘Edit’ button and edit the information you wish to change. Tap the ‘Done’ button to save the changes.

To delete the player, tap the ‘Edit button. You’ll then see a ‘Delete Player’ button.

Tap the Delete Player button. You’ll be prompted to confirm the deletion.

NOTE:
Deleting a player also deletes all the game data for that player.

Scoring a Game

Score a Ball

Touch score guides you through the scoring process. To score a game you simply tap on pins and follow prompts. If there are multiple players in the game a list of players will appear to the right of the Lane.  Tap the player’s name to score that player’s frame.

To begin scoring a ball, tap the ‘Pins’ button located under the foul line.

 

 

 

 

Ball 1

When scoring the first ball in a frame you’re asked to tap the pins left standing or to tap the ‘Strike’ button. When you tap a pin number a blue circle will appear around that pin. That indicates what’s left standing.

You’ll also see a ‘Pocket Hit’ and a ‘Split’ Yes/No selection. It’s not required to score the game, but you’ll want to make the right choices each time to guarantee accurate statistics.

 

Once you’re satisfied with your entry tap the OK button. Swipe the lane or tap the ‘navigate next (>)’ button to go to the next ball or frame.

 

Ball 2

Tap any pins left standing or tap the ‘Spare’ button.

 

Tapped pins will have a Red circle indicating the ball two pin leave. Any pins left standing on the first ball but knocked down on the second ball will have a blue circle around them. When done logging the ball tap the OK button.

 

Track Ball Path

In addition to tracking pins left standing you might wish to see the path of your ball. To log that information simply drag the ball icon from the foul line to the pins. After you release the ball you’ll be prompted to log the results of the ball.

Editing a ball score

If you made a mistake you can always go back to a frame and edit a ball. For any ball already logged you’ll see an edit button under the foul line. Simply tap that button and follow the prompts to make your changes.

Adding Notes

You can enter notes about a game in general or a ball in particular. Ball Notes are tied to a specific frame and ball. When entering Ball Notes you are entering them for the current player in the current frame and ball.

To enter Game Notes do the following:

1.      Tap the Edit button in the Game Notes title bar.

2.      The keyboard will display and the Game Notes window will move to the center of the screen.

3.      When you are satisfied with your notes, click the ‘Done’ button.

 

To enter Ball Notes do the following:

1.      Tap the Edit button in the Ball Notes title bar.

2.      The keyboard will display and the Ball Notes window will move to the center of the screen.

3.      When you are satisfied with your notes, click the ‘Done’ button.

Viewing notes

If you wish to view all the notes entered in the game for all players and balls do the following:

Tap the ‘Notes’ button in the toolbar to view all notes for a given game.

 

Oil Patterns

touchScore enables you to log different oil patterns for different games and then view statistics based on those oil patterns. The application comes pre-loaded with the basic USBC Red, White and Blue patterns as well as the current list of PBA Oil patterns. Additionally, you can add a pattern not included in the list.

Setting Pattern for game

To select an oil pattern for the current game :

1.      In the toolbar, tap the ‘Oil Pattern’ button.

2.      A popover list of oil patterns will display. You will see the list of patterns. Tap the Oil pattern you wish to associate with the game. You’ll see a checkbox next to that pattern.

 

 

Adding a pattern

To add an oil pattern not in the list:

1.      In the toolbar, tap the ‘Oil Pattern’ button.


2.      In the oil pattern popover list tap the ‘plus’ button.


3.      The keyboard will appear allowing you to enter a new pattern.

4.      Tap the ‘Done’ button to save or if you do not want to save the new pattern tap the ‘Back’ button.

Viewing Statistics

The real power behind touchScore is the ability to view statistics over time. Stats are grouped in to four categories: Scores; Pins; Strikes; and Per Game Averages. You are further able to view each of the statistics using three different filters: Time frame; Players; and Oil Patterns.

Score

The score category displays a count of games completed, Average score, high score and low score.

Pin

Pin statistics show the average ball 1 pin count as well as the most common leave.

Strikes

The strikes section displays the total amount of strikes as well as the amount of doubles, turkeys, four baggers, five baggers and sixpacks.

Per Game

Per game averages displays the average Strikes, Pocket Hits, spares and splits for each completed game.

Settings

Filters on the statistics are controlled via the settings section of the Stats tab. You can mix and match your filters using the following types.

Time frame

Time frame used to display setting:

1.      Tap the Time Frame Item

2.      Choose between Last 7 days, last 14 days, last 30 days, all and Custom.

If you select custom you’ll be presented with a Start Date selection and an End Date selection.

 

 

 

Players

You can choose to show statistics for one, several or all players. To set the Players filter:

1.      Tap the Players Item. You will see a list of all the players.

2.      You can choose all the players by tapping the ‘All Players’ item or to specify one or more players tap the players names in the player list.

The list of players selected will have a checkmark next to their names. To deselect a player just tap their name to remove the checkmark. When you’re done selecting players tap the Stats button to return to the main Statistics screen. The list of players included in the statistics will appear under the Setting section.

Oil Patterns

You may wish to view statistics based on different oil patterns. To filter on oil pattern:

1.      In the main stats view tap the Oil Patterns item.

2.      The list of all the oil patterns will appear. Select All Patterns or one or more patterns. Simply tap the patterns you’re interested in.

The list of oil patterns selected will have a checkmark next to their names. To deselect a player just tap their name to remove the checkmark. When you’re done selecting oil patterns tap the Stats button to return to the main Statistics screen. The list of oil patterns included in the statistics will appear under the Setting section.

 

 

Loading and Adding Games

New Game

When you’re done with the current game you’ll be prompted to start a new game. You’ll be asked to use the player list from the current game. If you choose to use the player list you’ll go immediately to the next game. If you say no then you’ll tap the ‘next’ button and be presented with the ‘Select Players’ prompt. Simply tap the ‘Add’ button to add a player to the new game. When you have your player list tap the ‘Done’ button.

If you choose to not start a new game you’ll be returned to the current game where you can view and edit any frame you choose. When you’re ready to start a new game you can tap the ‘Games’ button to view a list of games.

To start a new game manually:

1.      Tap the Games button.

2.      The Game History list will appear. Tap the New Game button.

3.      The New Game dialog will appear. You’ll be asked if you wish to use the player list from the current game. If you choose to use the current games players you’ll be sent to that game with the player list setup for you.

4.      If you choose not to use the current game’s players you’ll be presented with a list of players to select. Tap the ‘Add’ button to add a player to the game.

5.      Tap ‘Done’ to close the Select Players list and start the new game.

NOTE:
You can always add a new player to a game in progress by tapping the ‘Add Player’ button.

 

Load a past game

If you wish to view details about or edit a game you already played do the following:

1.      Tap the Games button.

2.      Select the game from the list of games.

3.      Tap the ‘Load Selected Game’ button.

Deleting a Game

If you wish to delete a game do the following:

1.      Tap the Games button.

2.      In the game list swipe you finger across the name of the game you wish to delete.

3.      A ‘Delete’ button will appear. That the ‘Delete’ button.

4.      You‘ll be prompted to confirm the deletion. Tap ‘Yes’ to confirm the deletion or to cancel the deletion tap ‘No’

NOTE:
All statistics for that game will be deleted.

Customization

Change Colors

You can change the Ball, Ball Path and background colors.  To change the colors:

1.      Tap the ‘Config’ button to display the Configuration list.

2.      In the Configuration popover select either ‘Ball Color’, ‘Ball Path Color’ or ‘Background Color’ to access the color list.

3.      Tap the desired color. A red box will appear around the selected color.

4.      Tap ‘Back’ to return to the Configuration list, or when complete tap outside of the popover to return to the main screen.

Lane Help Prompts

touchScore Bowling provides step by step instructions displayed on the lane to guide you through the process of scoring a game. After you’ve used the application for a while you may not wish to see the prompts.

To turn those prompts off:

1.      Tap the ‘Config’ button to display the Configuration List.

2.      Tap the On/Off switch next to the ‘Lane Help Prompts’ item.

3.      To turn the lane prompts on again repeat steps 1 and 2.

Auto Pin Prompt

By default, when scoring a new ball, touchScore displays a ‘Pins’ button and a ball icon. If you do not wish to track your ball path by dragging the ball icon to the pins , you can save time by turning on the Auto Pin Prompt feature. When turned on you won’t see the Pins button or Ball Icon. Rather you’ll go directly to the pins prompt.

To turn on the Auto Pin Prompt:

1.      Tap the ‘Config’ button to display the Configuration List.

2.      Tap the On/Off switch next to the ‘Auto Pin Prompt’ item.

3.      To turn Auto Pin Prompt off repeat steps 1 and 2.