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Android Scouting App for Arial Assist
Scouting app for Android Phones, using SMS to populate a central Google Sheet for a team. Uses App Inventor for application, Twilio for SMS message data communication to the sheet.
To use this system, one will need to be technical savvy with the technologies used. It has been a long learning process for the team this year, and is working, but there is not an easy one click, everything works setup button.
The app is created in App Inventor ( Google account). The app collects data into variables, then creates a comma separated text string from the variables. Next, when the submit button is pressed, the text is sent to the Twilio number, which then calls the script that separates the string into values that are entered into the spreadsheet. There are three different sheets. The first sheet shows autonomous data, the second shows teleop data and third is descriptive data. This app uses SMS (phone texting on Android phone) to enter data. This was done due to lack of wifi or data signals at venues, and the rules restricting Bluetooth or other such signals to be utilized.
I am not the programmer for this app, but our team will be happy to answer questions, and take feedback.
InstructionsforTORCAerialAssistScoutApp.docx (282 KB)
Aerial_Assist_Scout_v6.aia (48.4 KB)
Aerial Scout Script version 6.txt (5.46 KB)
Aerial Assist Scout version 6 changes.txt (1.53 KB)
Aerial Assist Scout v6 Data.xlsx (10.6 KB)