I opened it up this morning for the first time since Worlds, updated, and I’m seeing a scattered competitions across the country. There are a few with variations of the word “test” in their name, suggesting that there is some work being done. For reference, all my comments are based on version 1.3, on iOS 6.0.1.
The first competition, names simply “test” has all of the results for the qualifying matches, but lists no Elimination matches and has doesn’t split up the results by team. Presumably this was a scrimmage of some sort. If so, that’s exactly what I would expect.
The “Purdue VEX U Fall Challenge” works exactly how Worlds did last year. Match results, breakdowns by team, everything is there. It’s great.
Here’s the strange one. Today, there’s a competition running called “Northwest Indiana VEX Robotics…” on my iPhone. I know it’s running now, because I literally JUST saw it update Match 12’s results. Thing is, Robot Events doesn’t list a competition with matching parameters happening today. The app lists 19 teams as being in attendance. The website’s only competition with a similar name and location (in fact, they’re identical as far as I can see) is this one. This competition has 51 teams (many of which overlap with the list on my phone) and no posted match results.
Qualification matches 13 and 14 just posted to the app. What is going on here? Where is this thing getting data from? What kind of data is this?
To me, this says that someone somewhere was in the process of getting all of the events integrated into the system, and there’s a glitch. A very strange glitch. Does anyone know if this app is going to be useable later in the season? It would be great for the updates to push to my notification screen, too, saving me from having to keep checking match results at the field. Or what the problem is? I have no idea.
EDIT: Okay, Match 15 is up now, and I’m still lost. These are clearly Toss Up scores, they have teams competing in Toss Up listed as playing in the matches, and the competition seems to actually exist, albeit with more teams and no matches as of yet. The “Washington B Team Tournament” (also running today) is updated to what’s on Robot Events. The “CSM Southern Maryland Middle…” has nothing posted to the app, but is nearly finished on Robot Events. I have no idea what’s wrong.