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Lonnie H
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I have just released a "helper" app for Android phones called "TOS Helper". The app has a very simple purpose to calculate your team strength(both offensive and defensive).

With the app you can place/move/remove players and coaches, and with each change your team strength will be recalculated.

My goal was that you would use the app to quickly try out new player formations or see what happens if you change coaches or whatever. You will still use the real team boards to hold your team as it currently is, but this app allows you to try out other things without messing up your team board.

The app is free and doesn't need the internet(once downloaded whistle) or any permissions.

It's not a work of art, but it makes calculating team strength a breeze.

Please let me know if you find any bugs or have any suggestions. This is a hobby project, and so I hope to continue to work on is as time allows.

I have only tested this for phones, and so I'm not too sure how it would look on other formats

Here is a link to the app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.luokai.tos...

Thanks,

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Freeking Awesome.

Just played it again this weekend, the main drawback for this game is the Calculations for Attacking and Defending...It's cumbersome.
Throw in a couple of decent coaches and it become "Chaos Theory" (well to me anyway)

I don't have an android phone, I have the fruit variety...but this could be a deal breaker, where I make the switch....

I, as well as many others who have this game, SALUTE you!!!

Three cheers for Lonnie

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Used this today during my solo game. Excellent stuff, many thanks for this.
 
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I'll try that as soon as the game will arrive.
NIce work!!
 
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I have been very happy with the web based helper on the designer's website:
http://www.lipschitzz.com/niveles/timeofsoccer.asp

In which way is this app an improvement of what we already have?

(I don't mean to sound obtuse, I am genuinely curious)
 
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Daniel,

Here is how I see it comparing to Lipschitzz's nice web based program:

TOS Helper's Pros:
+ fast
+ small (each player could have a separate app running without taking much table space)
+ calculations are "explained" (told where the number comes from....connections, coach's training bonus)
+ shows offensive/defensive stance on each player....as changed by the current head coach
+ no internet connection required....good for gaming on the go.

TOS Helper's Cons:
- graphically simple (not as pretty as showing the actually player counters)
- only tracks offensive and defensive strengths (where Lip's will also track ongoing cost/monthly budget)

I hope that helps you to understand how they compare. The "pro" side of things is what I was targeting for the app....and a chance to practice some Android programming.

Enjoy,

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Fantastic! I've wanted this kind of app as soon as I bought the game - well done. Simple, intuitive and fast. good work!

If there is something to improve, it might be to add the coloured dots that makes up the connections/improvements. I dont want the full graphics, since it migt become too busy on a small screen but maybe to only implement the dots would be of great help to be able to quickly get an overview when moving players around. Now I have to first show info for each player and then take a decision who to move, which is hard. If the coloured dots were visible it would help tremendously.
Im thinking it might not be too hard since you already have the information about the connections for each player.

And also maybe implement drag-and-drop to move/switch player positions but that is just a minor improvement.

Thanks for a great app.
 
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goonzo wrote:
Fantastic! I've wanted this kind of app as soon as I bought the game - well done. Simple, intuitive and fast. good work!

If there is something to improve, it might be to add the coloured dots that makes up the connections/improvements. I dont want the full graphics, since it migt become too busy on a small screen but maybe to only implement the dots would be of great help to be able to quickly get an overview when moving players around. Now I have to first show info for each player and then take a decision who to move, which is hard. If the coloured dots were visible it would help tremendously.
Im thinking it might not be too hard since you already have the information about the connections for each player.

And also maybe implement drag-and-drop to move/switch player positions but that is just a minor improvement.

Thanks for a great app.


Martin,

Thanks for the feedback, and I'm glad people are finding it useful.

In regard to the colored dots, are you referring to the advanced skills(blue circle, red square, orange triangle...) that are on the players or the ones on the team board. I'm guessing you are referring to the ones on the player counters. The reason I have left off any of the player info is that I am assuming that people are still using the team boards and player counters in conjunction with the app....so they have all the nice visuals from the real game and simple calculation once they want to get the updated strengths.

At some point I may revisit the app and look into having an image of the player counter show on a tap or long tap.

Right now I'm busy trying to find some work....after that, I would like to add some more features.

Thanks again for the feedback.
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Lonster wrote:
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In regard to the colored dots, are you referring to the advanced skills(blue circle, red square, orange triangle...) that are on the players or the ones on the team board.
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Im referring to the blue circles/red squares etc.
This is the main reason I want to move players around to get better synergies, so having the symbols visible on the tiles would help a great deal so that I dont have to look at my board repeatedly to identify the player im moving.

Lonster wrote:
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Right now I'm busy trying to find some work....after that, I would like to add some more features.
Thanks again for the feedback.
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I really hope you get a good job soon. Good luck!
 
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Lonster wrote:


Right now I'm busy trying to find some work...


You're a programmer! Write the app for Time Of Soccer! That's work.
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Si the app available for iOS ¿
 
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Will this be available for iOS? I would love to get this for my iPad.
 
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i will be also very interested in ios version!
 
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By a total coincidence, the Baseball Highlights 2045 developer (me!) is currently looking for his next project!

This is one of my favorite games but, as an app candidate:
o the boardgame numbers just aren't there at the moment
o there's no expansions so it would basically be a one time purchase with no follow-ups. It would have to be priced very high to make it worthwhile. I think Baseball Highlights has 16 small expansions already. App developers like stuff like that.
 
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Very useful app! You just need to add the income calculations. Then it would be perfect.
 
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Dna_Boy wrote:
Very useful app! You just need to add the income calculations. Then it would be perfect.


yes... we used it yesterday and it's great... the only thing missing is the Income calculation... you just have to include the fan track and the advertising deals... put the salary info in each player and make te calculations
 
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I used the app yesterday for our first play of the game.
Really nice.

We noticed though that Bucci (goalkeeper that can also play as right back) is not listed as an option for right back.
Did I miss something with Bucci?

Jsper is another goalkeeper that can play as right midfielder.
Jsper is listed at that position too in the app.


Thanks,
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Hi, I found a bug in the very useful android app - Thanks for creating it since it saves us a LOT of time playing!
I was trying to position Lipschitzz as left defender, as seen on the tile:

but it was not availabe in the list. However, if trying to put him as a right defender it was possible. Is this a known error? I have updated the app to the latest version.
/Martin
 
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goonzo wrote:
Hi, I found a bug in the very useful android app - Thanks for creating it since it saves us a LOT of time playing!
I was trying to position Lipschitzz as left defender, as seen on the tile:

but it was not availabe in the list. However, if trying to put him as a right defender it was possible. Is this a known error? I have updated the app to the latest version.
/Martin


Thanks for the error reports. I'll try to get the data files updated this summer....depending on my teaching schedule.
 
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Thanks so much for this app! We had a similar issue last night playing as the previous poster. Bucci shows up as a goalie but not as a right defender as is shown on his card.
 
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I won't be teaching this summer, so I will try to update the data files.

Sorry about the delay, but often times, life happens.
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