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RJ
04-26-2017, 04:32 PM
I'm a noobie U Production shooter.

I've heard of this tool, Practiscore, available for my iPhone on the App Store for $10.

I'm good with buying it, just wanted some feedback from you more experienced guys.

Is this the 'go to' tool for USPSA?

Rich

Bummy425
04-26-2017, 05:34 PM
I use it for evaluating my practice sessions, basically scoring each run of a drill, then tracking those over time to see improvement (hopefully).

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NETim
04-26-2017, 05:51 PM
So far as I know, Practiscore is free for the downloading. I have it on iPhones, iPads, Sumsung.tablets and Nooks. Cost nothing. They accept donations, which I've done.

It's a great tool. I've managed to cobble together a few Linksys routers (updated with Tomato or DDWRT firmware to give them more functionality) to get a usable WiFi network. The routers run off 12vdc, so it's no big trick to place them on strategically located vehicles on the range to get coverage during matches.

A great project for us nerd types. ��

Luke
04-26-2017, 06:19 PM
Newish to competing get the free. Hardcore gamer buy the $10. Or buy it just to support such an awesome company.

The paid version lets you do things to put that "shoulda coulda woulda" to the test. You can change around match scores (only on your end) and check out the different variables. I like it.

RJ
04-26-2017, 06:46 PM
Newish to competing get the free. Hardcore gamer buy the $10. Or buy it just to support such an awesome company.

The paid version lets you do things to put that "shoulda coulda woulda" to the test. You can change around match scores (only on your end) and check out the different variables. I like it.

As someone familiar with software development, I'm good with paying the $10. Thank for the inputs, guys.

GuanoLoco
04-26-2017, 07:02 PM
Last I checked the iPhone version doesn't have all of the "what if" options the android version does but supposedly it is coming.

Peally
04-26-2017, 07:36 PM
Practiscore is free, and you don't just need to use it to score actual matches. I find it handy to load up the included classifiers and score myself as a one man match to see how I can do.

Practiscore Competitor is the paid app, and allows you to view match results with a few charts and such to see how you stacked up. Also allows you to tweak the shooter's scores to play what-if, which usually isn't productive but it's a fun way to burn some time.

GJM
04-26-2017, 08:33 PM
Last I checked the iPhone version doesn't have all of the "what if" options the android version does but supposedly it is coming.

This is correct. The good version is for a Droid. I often borrow my buddy's phone on the way home from the match to see how much better I could have done if I didn't do X, Y or Z. On the iPhone, I just go through Safari and it is adequate. I never use the apple app.

YVK
04-27-2017, 07:50 PM
I bought the Competitor app and I like it. For dummies like me it really helps to analyze the speed / accuracy thing. You do have to remember how you shot the stage and whether you could've made realistic changes to it, but seeing if that C or D was or wasn't worth shaving off .25 or 0.5 or whathaveyou to me is helpful.

cheby
04-27-2017, 07:54 PM
it is a great app and I use it all the time now.

euxx
12-09-2018, 11:24 AM
This is correct. The good version is for a Droid. I often borrow my buddy's phone on the way home from the match to see how much better I could have done if I didn't do X, Y or Z. On the iPhone, I just go through Safari and it is adequate. I never use the apple app.

Huh? Most of functionality is matches one to one between iOS and Android. Which features or what-ifs are you missing? the about screen does have details where to contact developer or send suggestions and other requests...

Clusterfrack
12-09-2018, 11:27 AM
PractiScore Competitor is worth buying but itís buggy (iOS) and crashes often.

euxx
12-09-2018, 11:36 AM
PractiScore Competitor is worth buying but itís buggy (iOS) and crashes often.

That one I'm aware of. The iOS app is getting out of memory after some use and I'm having hard time chasing that down... But there is still hope.

GJM
12-09-2018, 11:40 AM
Huh? Most of functionality is matches one to one between iOS and Android. Which features or what-ifs are you missing? the about screen does have details where to contact developer or send suggestions and other requests...

Do you realize in December 2018 you are quoting a statement I made in April 2017?

euxx
12-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Do you realize in December 2018 you are quoting a statement I made in April 2017?

Yeah. This thread pops up at the top when searching for PractiScore. Quoted post, is either not correct or outdated now. At very least it is worth to point that out.

euxx
12-19-2018, 11:49 AM
PractiScore Competitor is worth buying but itís buggy (iOS) and crashes often.

Hey, could you email support@practiscore.com if you would be willing to play with the iOS app test builds and report back if you notice any improvements in regards to stability?

Clusterfrack
12-19-2018, 07:47 PM
Hey, could you email support@practiscore.com if you would be willing to play with the iOS app test builds and report back if you notice any improvements in regards to stability?

Email inbound.

Clusterfrack
06-24-2019, 06:26 PM
I just got back from shooting Area 1. I was reviewing scores and videos, and discovered that my actual time on one stage was 10.0s faster than entered in Practiscore. Using Practiscore Competitor I calculated that the scoring error cost me 7th place overall in Production, and 3rd Master. It's totally on me for not checking the timer vs. the score, but I was already unhappy with that stage, and didn't do it.

Anyway, this post isn't just to whine about my lost trophy... I really hope we can get more clubs and matches to use shot timers (e.g. AMG Lab Commander (https://www.amg-lab.com)) that sync directly with Practiscore.

alexmg

alexmg
06-24-2019, 07:00 PM
I just got back from shooting Area 1. I was reviewing scores and videos, and discovered that my actual time on one stage was 10.0s faster than entered in Practiscore. Using Practiscore Competitor I calculated that the scoring error cost me 7th place overall in Production, and 3rd Master. It's totally on me for not checking the timer vs. the score, but I was already unhappy with that stage, and didn't do it.

Anyway, this post isn't just to whine about my lost trophy... I really hope we can get more clubs and matches to use shot timers (e.g. AMG Lab Commander (https://www.amg-lab.com)) that sync directly with Practiscore.

alexmg

I totally agree, first - Commander uses different and improved shot detection algorithm which, while being sensitive enough for those quiet guns makes shot detection less prone to stray waveforms from adjacent bays, or accidental bumps and slide racks/slams detected as shot when it set to higher sensitivity range. Second - ability to visualize entire string of fire in PractiScore Competitor can help detecting those extra seconds in the end shall they happen. Third - with Scorekeeper being able to pull score on demand at anytime instantaneously, he/she can lock the correct time immediately after shooter done shooting, eliminating that window of error while RO clearing shooter.
Of course no RO+Timer+Scorekeeper+Shooter combination is 100% immune to user error, especially under match pressure but it helps to have few extra tools that add extra layer of confidence to match time/score-keeping, right?