How do I Share Data with Other Devices?
Data Sharing can be used to transfer game and teams between devices and to keep the data in sync between devices over the course of the season.
What is Data Sharing?
Data Sharing allows you to transfer teams and games between devices. You can transfer data between any
version of iScore whether it is running on an iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) or an Android device.
The methods available for transfer will depend on the devices your are transferring between.
How do I share data?
For iOS data transfers, you can use Bluetooth to transfer data between devices that are running the
same version of iScore (i.e. the iPhone version can transfer via Bluetooth to any other device
running the iPhone version, and the iPad version can transfer via Bluetooth to any other device
running the iPad version).
For all other transfers (iPhone -> iPad, iPad -> iPhone, or transferring to any Android device),
we provide the ability to transfer data over the Internet. Your device will show the options
available by going to Options->Data Sharing from with iScore.
How do I share data using Bluetooth (iOS only)?
To share data over Bluetooth (no internet required), you set one device to "Get via Bluetooth",
and the other to "Send via Bluetooth".
The two devices will then use the built in connection interface to find each other
and establish a connection. (Yes, this can be slow. We do not control this ---
it is a built in feature of the iPhone SDK.) Once the connection is established,
the device that is "getting" data will see a list of all Games and Teams that are
on the remote device, but have not already been transferred to the local device.
You can select a team that you want to transfer to your device, and it will then
ask you to "map" the data to your local device. Mapping is the process of either
saying the teams should be brought in as "New" teams on your device, or that the
teams already exist on your device, and you choose which teams to map to. If you
select a team from your device to map to, iScore will do it's best attempt to map
the players from the remote team to the same players on your team. You have the
option of overriding anything that iScore selects at this stage. Once everything
is "mapped" the way you want, let iScore do the transfer, and you will have the
remote team(s) and/or game that you wanted to transfer.
How do I share data over the internet?
On the device you want to retrieve data from, make sure you have Exported the data
to the iScore servers (Options->Export from within iScore), and be sure you have
set your Admin Password (Options->Admin Website). Now you can pull data in from
that device. Select Options->Data Sharing->Get from Web Database. iScore will then
ask for the Customer ID and Password of the database you want to get data from.
This can be seen on the Options->Admin Website screen of the remote device.
Enter this information, and iScore will then step you through the same steps as
described in the Bluetooth section above.
Why do I have to map my teams/players?
Mapping allows you to continue keeping cumulative statistics even if games are
scored from another device. If each device had independently created the teams
and rosters, then there are internal identifiers for each team and player that
are different on the two devices. Mapping allows you to say which teams or players
on your device are the same as teams or players on the device you are getting data
from. If you are getting data for a team that you do not already have on your device,
then you can just leave the "New" selection, and new players/teams are created on
your device to match the remote players/teams.
Once data mapping has been done for a team between devices, you will not need to
do it again. The next time you import data from the remote device, iScore will
recognize that you have already mapped the players/teams, and not require you to do it again.
Can I share the data across device types (e.g. from iPhone to iPad or to an Android Device)?
Yes, you can transfer data between any devices that run iScore, but you can not use Bluetooth for devices running different versions
You can use Bluetooth to share from iPhone -> iPhone,
from iPhone->iPod Touch (or vice versa), from iPad->iPad and from iPhone/iPod -> iPad and vice versa but you can not share from
an Android device to IOS using bluetooth at this time. Only the internet
sharing options are available for those devices.
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