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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby chalker » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:38 am

tanuagg13 wrote:Is the paper copy going on sale on September 2nd along with all of the other Science Olympiad 2015 materials? Will the app be available on the same date?


Maybe or maybe not. We still have a lot of work to do between now and then to get everything ready.

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Postby sciolymom » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:39 am

This is probably a silly question, but is the schedule always released with the paper rule book? Is there a reason why that can't be released earlier or separately for event assignment purposes?
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Postby chalker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:22 pm

sciolymom wrote:This is probably a silly question, but is the schedule always released with the paper rule book? Is there a reason why that can't be released earlier or separately for event assignment purposes?


Yes, it's released with the rule book. And keep in mind it's 'tentative'. We've occasionally had to change it after publishing (and in fact just recently finalized it). I'm not sure why you'd be assigning events already since the rules aren't actually out yet. It'll also appear on the Nebraska website at some point.

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sciolymom wrote:This is probably a silly question, but is the schedule always released with the paper rule book? Is there a reason why that can't be released earlier or separately for event assignment purposes?


Yes, it's released with the rule book. And keep in mind it's 'tentative'. We've occasionally had to change it after publishing (and in fact just recently finalized it). I'm not sure why you'd be assigning events already since the rules aren't actually out yet. It'll also appear on the Nebraska website at some point.

I was actually planning to switch some of my events based on how the schedule looks.
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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby sciolymom » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:27 am

chalker wrote:
sciolymom wrote:This is probably a silly question, but is the schedule always released with the paper rule book? Is there a reason why that can't be released earlier or separately for event assignment purposes?


Yes, it's released with the rule book. And keep in mind it's 'tentative'. We've occasionally had to change it after publishing (and in fact just recently finalized it). I'm not sure why you'd be assigning events already since the rules aren't actually out yet. It'll also appear on the Nebraska website at some point.


Thanks for your response! We've just got quite a few kids chomping at the bit! :)
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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby asdfqwerzzz2 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:21 pm

chalker wrote:
tanuagg13 wrote:Is the paper copy going on sale on September 2nd along with all of the other Science Olympiad 2015 materials? Will the app be available on the same date?


Maybe or maybe not. We still have a lot of work to do between now and then to get everything ready.

Now that it is very close to September 2nd, how far in development is the app? Will it be available tomorrow? It would be very convenient to get the rules right when they released in contrast to waiting for the paper copy to arrive.

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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby chalker » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:22 pm

asdfqwerzzz2 wrote:Now that it is very close to September 2nd, how far in development is the app? Will it be available tomorrow? It would be very convenient to get the rules right when they released in contrast to waiting for the paper copy to arrive.



No, it won't be released tomorrow. More likely next week at this point.

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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby sciolymom » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:54 pm

chalker wrote:
asdfqwerzzz2 wrote:Now that it is very close to September 2nd, how far in development is the app? Will it be available tomorrow? It would be very convenient to get the rules right when they released in contrast to waiting for the paper copy to arrive.



No, it won't be released tomorrow. More likely next week at this point.


Oh, that's too bad! We are waiting anxiously on the rules in the mail....Is there anywhere online to find out what the general topics are for Tech Problem Solving this year?
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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby chalker » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:49 pm

sciolymom wrote:Oh, that's too bad! We are waiting anxiously on the rules in the mail....Is there anywhere online to find out what the general topics are for Tech Problem Solving this year?


Not yet. Eventually there will be resources on the event page at http://soinc.org/tech_prob_c

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Re: Official Mobile App

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Any updates on the mobile app Chalker?
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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby chalker » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:35 pm

awesome90220 wrote:Any updates on the mobile app Chalker?


It's currently being 'tested' by several people to make sure we haven't missed anything. Hopefully it's just a matter of days at this point before we publish it.

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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby cifutielu » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:11 am

Will you guys be uploading the app to the Amazon App Store?

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Postby chalker » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:34 am

cifutielu wrote:Will you guys be uploading the app to the Amazon App Store?


Probably not. Hadn't thought about doing that. Is there a particular reason to add it there in addition to the Google Play one?

P.S. - The app should be available very soon now. We are waiting on Apple to review and approve it.

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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby cifutielu » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:53 am

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cifutielu wrote:Will you guys be uploading the app to the Amazon App Store?


Probably not. Hadn't thought about doing that. Is there a particular reason to add it there in addition to the Google Play one?

P.S. - The app should be available very soon now. We are waiting on Apple to review and approve it.

Kindle Fire tablets and phones can only obtain apps from the Amazon App Store. Amazon has taken out the Google Play Store from their custom Android OS. Therefore, certain Science Olympiad members like myself will cannot access the new app. By releasing it to the Amazon App Store, you'll be able to reach people who use Kindle Fires as their main Android device.

Plus, it's free to upload apks to the Amazon App Store. Here's the FAQ for more .information

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Re: Official Mobile App

Postby chalker » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:31 pm

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chalker wrote:
cifutielu wrote:Will you guys be uploading the app to the Amazon App Store?


Probably not. Hadn't thought about doing that. Is there a particular reason to add it there in addition to the Google Play one?

P.S. - The app should be available very soon now. We are waiting on Apple to review and approve it.

Kindle Fire tablets and phones can only obtain apps from the Amazon App Store. Amazon has taken out the Google Play Store from their custom Android OS. Therefore, certain Science Olympiad members like myself will cannot access the new app. By releasing it to the Amazon App Store, you'll be able to reach people who use Kindle Fires as their main Android device.

Plus, it's free to upload apks to the Amazon App Store. Here's the FAQ for more .information


I didn't know that. I'll see what we can do.

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