When you launch My Kid Scoreboard you will be presented with the main menu. This menu allows you
to choose the sport for which you will keep score. If you have any unfinished games they
will appear in the menu as well. Tap on the appropriate sport (or unfinished game) to begin.
The main menu has an Action Area that contains About, Help and
Broadcast buttons. The Broadcast button will indicate "Off" if you have an Internet connection
and can broadcast a game. It may indicate either "Offline" or "Error" if there is a problem
with the Internet connection.
Many My Kid Scoreboard activities have an "Action Area" at the bottom of the display. The buttons
available in this area change depending on the activity. The Action Area will contain one
or more of the following buttons:
NOTE: The image on the Broadcast Button changes based on the current broadcast state (On, Off, Offline or Error).
- About: Information about the My Kid Scoreboard app and your device
- Help: A link to the My Kid Scoreboard online help web page
- Setup: Enter (or change) information about the game
- Undo: Undo the previous action (Baseball/Softball only)
- Switch: Switches the teams on the scoreboard (Basketball only)
- Broadcast: View (or change) information about broadcasting the game online
The "Broadcast" button in the Action Area shows the current
state of the broadcast feature:
- Offline: No internet connection is available - game cannot be broadcast
- Off: Internet connection available - game can be broadcast
- On: Game is currently being broadcast
- Error: The most recent game update was not successfully posted online
If you tap on the Broadcast Button you will be taken to the Broadcast activity.
This activity is described in detail in the Broadcasting section.
You can specify the names of the teams and which team is the "home" team in the Setup activity.
Tap the Setup button in the Action Area and enter appropriate
values. If you are not broadcasting, you only need to supply the team names and specify which
team is the home team.
If you want to keep track of your kid's stats then enter his/her name as well.
Use either a first name or a first name and last initial only. You should also decide whether
you want to automatically update the team's stats when you enter stats for your kid. If you
don't, then you will have to do both when you kid shoots, scores, makes an out, etc.
To make entering the information easy, you can tap the "Save My Team" button to save the
information for future games. When you visit the Setup activity and you have saved teams there
will also be a "Load My Team" button with which you can recall the information. You can save
more than one team for each sport in case you have more than one kid!
Before you can broadcast a game so others can follow online,
you need to also supply the name of the the league (or tournament) and the location of the
game (city, state).
team names and the game location.
The Setup activity also contains buttons for ending, suspending and/or starting new
games when those actions are available.
The way you keep score differs slightly for each different sport.
Select a sport below for sport-specific help on keeping score:
To broadcast the game online so others can follow, tap the Broadcast button.
Before you can broadcast a game, you need to supply the names of the teams, the league (or
tournament) and the location (city, state). Tap the "Setup" button in the
to which you must agree. One you have agreed, you will see the Setup activity
you must enter the actual values (or abbreviations) for team names and the game location.
The Setup activity also contains buttons for ending, suspending and starting new games.
Each button is visible only when appropriate.
If the My Kid Scoreboard support team needs to communicate with you for some reason,
a message will be displayed to you when launch the app. This is the only way that the
My Kid Scoreboard support team can communicate with you since no personal information (name,
e-mail, etc.) is ever requested from you. The app checks for messages using its unique
device ID when it checks for unfinished games. Tap on the "Acknowledge" button that
accompanies the message and it will never again be displayed.