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Unread 10-18-2016, 11:15 PM
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Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

Hello Chief Delphi!
For the last six months I've been coding a scouting app for the team I'm a student on, Team 980 Thunderbots. I've decided to share it with the FIRST community in hopes that it helps people scout.

I present: THUNDERSCOUT (picture)
(note that the interface has changed since that screenshot)

It's designed to function modularly. It has the ability to scout matches before saving them either to the local device or sending it via Bluetooth to another device running the app as a Bluetooth server.

In a later version I'll be adding the ability to send your data in real time to Google Sheets (every match, not just a single export).

I'm currently working on redesigning the UI for viewing the data stored on the device, and the home screen UI.

I plan to release a beta in 2017 while I finalize the data structure for the 2017 game before releasing the app on the Play Store in time for competition events. Consider this the beginning of the "alpha" period

It's also open source and available on GitHub: https://github.com/Team980/ThunderScout-Android

Here is an APK of where it's at right now

My team's mentors and fellow students have all said really good things about the app, and I'd love to hear your feedback as well. Thanks for reading!
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Unread 10-18-2016, 11:24 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

Here's some more current screenshots of the UI, including the scout UI: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...zBsZWxfeHhqa3c
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Unread 10-20-2016, 12:38 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

That is a great design, last year our team tried working on an app but it never went through, I look at this in more detail.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 12:41 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

How are you storing your data because since we cannot use wifi we ran into the problem of where to store your data and later retrieve it.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 04:52 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

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How are you storing your data because since we cannot use wifi we ran into the problem of where to store your data and later retrieve it.
Looks like there is a option to save to a Bluetooth server (I assume you set up a device as this server) or save the data to the device that is being used for scouting.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 08:27 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

Any chance of an ios app release?
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Unread 10-21-2016, 02:26 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

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Any chance of an ios app release?
I was looking into Intel's open source Multi OS Engine, but no promises right now.

The developer fee is also much higher.
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Unread 10-23-2016, 11:22 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

I've prepared an alpha page on the Google Play store where I'll be publishing updates to the alpha binaries concurrently with Github!

To opt into the alpha, go to this link:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing...0.thunderscout
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Unread 10-24-2016, 12:03 AM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

Getting an error when I go to download the app. Maybe it just hasn't been fully published yet?
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Unread 10-24-2016, 06:31 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

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Getting an error when I go to download the app. Maybe it just hasn't been fully published yet?
Yeah, Google Play doesn't seem to want to show the app page to people in the testing program. Working on a fix.

EDIT: The listing has been fixed, but now it's showing as "incompatible with all devices"...

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Unread 10-24-2016, 11:53 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

The 0.1.1 update should fix the Play Store beta listing.
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Unread 10-21-2016, 02:20 PM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

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How are you storing your data because since we cannot use wifi we ran into the problem of where to store your data and later retrieve it.
The data is stored in a SQLite database on the local device. No internet connection is currently required for any of the app's features.
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

Hi my name is McKenna and I am from team 4776. I looked at your app and loved it! Do you plan on making or updating a new one for the 2017 season? If so when would you have it up and running? Thanks, team 4776
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Unread 11-07-2016, 08:18 AM
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Hi my name is McKenna and I am from team 4776. I looked at your app and loved it! Do you plan on making or updating a new one for the 2017 season? If so when would you have it up and running? Thanks, team 4776
Hello!
Yes, I do plan on updating this to the 2017 game (FIRST Steamworks).
I plan to make a public beta available (this is the alpha right now) when I begin developing the 2017 version. I'll probably start taking notes on kickoff day

When the 2017 update is complete I will publish the release version of the app, which will be publicly listed on the Play Store. Shouldn't take too long, but you never know...
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Unread 11-15-2016, 12:13 AM
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Re: Introducing my team's (in development) scouting app, ThunderScout

I've prepared a new alpha release: Alpha 0.2

This version, along with some "stability improvements and bug fixes", also features revamped "This device" and Match Info screens.

Screenshots have been uploaded here

The APK is available on Github and should be rolling out on Google Play soon.

Please tell me what you think!
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