THE APP

Below you can find details about the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell Scoring App. The app is currently available on iOS and Android devices. We do not have plans to make Windows Phone version at the moment but it might happen if you send us an email and ask really nicely.

If there are any features you would like added to the app or if you come across any bug, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to take care of the issue.

Introduction

For 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell's 10th anniversary we will be switching our scoring system the digital age. This year you will be able to keep track of your score, and monitor your opponent's scores, using the Official 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell Scoring App. This app will be freely available to all competetors and has a plethra of features to help keep the event orginized and running smoothly.

Don't feel like using the app? Afraid your phone might die? Don't worry! We will still have paper score cards for any competitor that wants them. You can use both the app and a paper score card or just one of the two. You can also share a device with your partner to make scoring even easier. The route filter in both the app and on the paper score cards will allow you to design your scorecard however you want. Are you only climbing 5.10s and above trad climbs? You can set the score card filter to just show those routes and make it even easier to keep track of your score throughout the entire event. The app will allow you to change the filter at any time if you change your mind and decide to climb a 5.9

But what if your phone or tablet does die? Easy, you can plug it in and charge it and start off exactly where you left, you can transfer you route data to another device and continue using that device, or you can finish recording the rest of your routes on a paper scorecard.

Volunteers will be happy to know that this same scoring system will be used for marking climber's scores that choose to use paper scorecards. You will be able to simple touch or click a checkbox for each route climbed.

Scoring this year will be fast, simple, and efficient

While the app is not available yet we do expect it to be on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in early summer. This page will be updated with links to both stores and anymore information you might to get started.

Features

We are really excited about this app and we want you to be excited too. Here are some of the great features you can look forward to:

  • The app will be freely available to all
  • Filter the list of shown routes to view only the routes you want. No more searching through endless climbs to find the ones you want.
  • Custom paper score cards designed to fit your unique needs and goals for the event.
  • Page numbers for each route are shown right on the score card to make it easy to find the route in your Fixed Pin guide book.
  • Very small internet usage. You only have to be connected when you sign in and when submit your final scores. Scores will be sent to the server consistantly if you are connected.
  • You can set goals for the event and track your progress towards these goals in real time.
  • You can also get recommendations on what you need to climb to meet that goals you have set.
  • Visit the Progress page to see graphs and chart of your progress through the event.
  • Select another climber or team on the Compare page to see how well you are doing compared to them, if your competitor is using the app and entering scores every now and then.
  • Enter routes for your teammate as well so you can share a device if you want.
  • View up-to-the-minute event rankings to see how you are doing compared to everyone else. Climbers that are not using the app or are not entering scores will not be including in this un-official ranking
  • Scores entered can be viewed by spectators through the website with detailed, up-to-minute data
  • Run the app in Dark Mode at night to save your eyes, and your battery.
  • And more to come through your feedback on what you want to see in this app.

Using the App

We are doing our best to make the app as easy to use as possible. That said, we do need to give you a little instruction to make sure we get your scores correctly.

When you register, or anytime before, you will need to create an account through the app or through this website. This account will be used to login to the app so we can keep track of your scores and know whose scores you are recording. To create an account, go to the Account Registration page or select Create Account in the app. After your account is created you will have full access to the app, the website, and all their many features.

Before the event begin you will see a page similar to the image on the left. Here you can set your goals for the event, any route filters you can, and change the app settings. If you running a practice or training event you can also change the event settings like your team name and your partner.

When the event begin you will be taken to the filtered route list you set up. Here you can check the checkbox to the left of each route as you climb it. The more often you tick your ascents, the better statistics the app can give you. After ticking a route you can expand that route ro change your send time if you sent it earlier on (not required but useful if you want detailed statistics) and you can lock the lock. Locking a route will prevent you from accidently unchecking a box while scrolling.

After you have a few routes ticked you can check you progress on the Progress page. This page shows a list of all routes your have climbed in the order you climbed them and a set of useful graphs showing things like: total score over time, score accumulated each hour, total routes over time, routes per hour, average rating per hour, and a few others.

The Goals page will show you the goals you have set and how much progress you making towards them. You can also view suggested list of the minimum climbs you need to do to meet your goals before the end of the event.

Do you want to see how well your current score compared to the pro climber flying up the 5.12 next to you? Assuming he/she is using the app you can use the Compare feature to get the same set of graphs you can view in Progress but with both your score and another climber's score showing at the same time. You can also view the current event ranking in a variety of categories and see how busy routes at with the Route Statistics feature.

At the end of the event, you will be asked to submit your final score. You will have 15 minutes to submit your score before it will be automatically submitted for you. If your phoine dies before the end of the event, your score will be submitted from the last time you had an internet connection but a volunteer can enter additional route for you using another device or a paper scorecard.

But what if your device doesn't have internet? The Ranch has wi-fi that can be used to submit your scores or you can use a bluetooth connection or a camera phone to tranfer your route data to another climber's or volunteer's device and submit your score through their internet connection.