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Official Mobile App

Posted: January 31st, 2014, 1:38 pm
by chalker7
Exciting news! Science Olympiad has developed and released a mobile app for the first time! This app includes a number of resources, but the primary focus is a mobile platform for the official rules. There are separate versions for each Division B and Division C. They have some additional functionality, such as direct access to event resources. The app is available now on both the iOS app store and the Google play store for Android devices for 3.99. The easiest way to find it will be to search for SO Mobile B and SO Mobile C. I will post links shortly as well for those that prefer that route.
We're really excited about sharing the app with everyone and would love any and all feedback!

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: January 31st, 2014, 1:46 pm
by chalker

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: January 31st, 2014, 3:03 pm
by UQOnyx
This isn't for the forums is it? (its funny cuz I was just talking about this)

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: January 31st, 2014, 3:45 pm
by chalker7
No, this is an official Science Olympiad, Inc product. It's something that has been talked about a lot in the past, but is finally here!

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: February 1st, 2014, 2:48 am
by Skink
Cool. I don't particularly understand all of this newfangled telephone business, but is there any possibility of making this available, should it take off, for Windows phones, too, in the future?

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: February 1st, 2014, 6:32 am
by chalker7
I'm not making any commitments or claiming an official position, but alternative platforms are certainly possible depending on popularity and demand.

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: February 1st, 2014, 6:33 am
by chalker
Skink wrote:Cool. I don't particularly understand all of this newfangled telephone business, but is there any possibility of making this available, should it take off, for Windows phones, too, in the future?


Yes. The only reason we didn't was there is a nominal cost associated with putting it in the Windows App store and we weren't sure there was significant interest. If there appears to be enough demand, we can do that relativity quickly.

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: February 1st, 2014, 3:40 pm
by UQOnyx
Whoa, whoa. Who is Chalker and who is Chalker7?

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: February 1st, 2014, 4:41 pm
by chalker7
UQOnyx wrote:Whoa, whoa. Who is Chalker and who is Chalker7?


We're brothers. One is Alan, the other is Matt.

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: March 26th, 2014, 11:09 am
by chalker
FYI, we've dropped the price of the app to $0.99 as an 'end of season sale'.

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: March 31st, 2014, 7:39 pm
by asdfqwerzzz2
I noticed that the app is the "Division C rules 2014." Does this mean that the app is only going to be usable in 2014? or will the app automatically update with new event descriptions?

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: April 1st, 2014, 6:18 am
by chalker
asdfqwerzzz2 wrote:I noticed that the app is the "Division C rules 2014." Does this mean that the app is only going to be usable in 2014? or will the app automatically update with new event descriptions?


Yes, this only contains the 2014 rules. There will be a separate app released each year with the new rules, just like there are separate rules books issued each year.

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: May 23rd, 2014, 2:30 pm
by asdfqwerzzz2
When will the 2015 rule app be released? Will it be the same day that the paper copy goes on sale?

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: May 23rd, 2014, 3:40 pm
by chalker
asdfqwerzzz2 wrote:When will the 2015 rule app be released? Will it be the same day that the paper copy goes on sale?


It'll be around the same time.

Re: Official Mobile App

Posted: August 4th, 2014, 6:39 am
by tanuagg13
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?