News from Orion on the new mobile scoring apps…
At long last, Orion Scoring Systems mobile application has been fully released into production and is now ready to be downloaded!
Webinar: August 8, 2019
Mark your calendar! We are hosting a live webinar on August 8, 2019 at 14:00 EST, to go over how to use the application. It will be interactive for those of you that are able to attend live…you’ll be able to get answers to any questions that you have as the webinar is happening! We will post the video online for those that aren’t able to attend live.
How to Download
The Orion Scoring System app is available on both Apple and Android. To install, use the links below, or open the app store on your mobile device and search for “Orion Scoring System.” Once downloaded, users are required to create an account using first name, last name, email address, and date of birth. If a user is under the age of 13, they may still use the app, but must provide parent approval.
Mobile App Features
Over the past few months, we’ve been announcing app features. Please take a few minutes to review some of the many benefits of using the app!
Even before they get to the range for a match, athletes can open the app and check their squadding. No need to ask the range officer for a squadding list, athletes can go directly to their firing point.
Digital Squadding List
For the first time ever, range officers will have a digital copy of the squadding list. The app presents three views for range officers: By Relay, By Firing Point, and By Name. The app also lets range officers limit their view of the range, so a range officer who is only in charge of firing points 1 through 10, will only see firing points 1 through 10.
The app makes it easy for designated Range Officers to update athlete registration data in the app, which is then automatically pushed to the Orion Desktop software and corrected.
Digital Incident Report
Another first for Orion, Range Officers and Jury Members may now submit incident reports digitally through the app. This lets Range Officers spend more time on the range instead of filling out paper forms.
The app makes it easy. Just select the athlete, the stage of the match, choose from a list of common incident reports (or write your own), and fill out the details to submit. The Incident Report is pushed to the Orion Desktop software. Within a few seconds the incident report is viewable in the Match Scoring tab.
The app makes it easy for athletes to find out the scores they shot and see their target images. In fact, there are three different ways that an athlete can see their scores. They are listed on the app’s home page, on the match’s home page, and on the match’s result page. An athlete can open up their target images three different ways as well: from their score history, from the match’s home page, and from any result list.
Live Results Leaderboard
To make a match exciting during the competition, a necessary component is to have a leaderboard that ranks athletes by their average shot fired. It’s hard to believe that some electronic scoring systems still don’t offer a leaderboard to view on the range. Orion has had an online leaderboard for years, and is now the first scoring system to make the leaderboard available in a mobile app. Even more exciting, watch the leaderboard in Orion, and it will let you know who is moving up and down the list as targets are scored.
Athletes, coaches, and spectators will have access to every result list in every public match.
With the Orion Mobile App athletes now have all of their scores in one location, both practice and match score. This is true, no matter where they shot at, what discipline, or what course of fire. The Orion Mobile App automatically lists your scores on the home page organized by date.
Don’t see your scores? Make sure your match directory is using Orion, has results set to upload, and has your email address in Match Competitors.
Large Format Targets
Debuting for the first time during the 2018 National Matches at Camp Perry, Orion now scores large format targets, or any target too large to be scanned. This includes the 50yd., 50m and 100yd. conventional rifle targets. The mobile app takes the image of the target, then transmits it to the Orion Desktop software for scoring.
To assist the range officer who is taking the target images, the Orion Mobile App has a lot of built in tools. For example the app knows the order that the targets, including the athlete and type of target, should be taken in, keeps track which images have been taken, and gives aiming bull guides when the photo is taken to help take higher quality photos.
Your practice scores belong to you, and we intend to keep it that way. We built in multiple layers of privacy and security to the app.
For help using Orion’s Mobile App please visit our mobile support page.