Chalk It Up! Gymnastics
By Sandra Randa
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Do you use manual score sheets to track your child's progress at a gymnastics meet? Do you try to figure out in your head what the placings are throughout the meet? Well now there's an app that will do the work for you! With CHALK IT UP! you will always know exactly where your child is placing throughout the entire meet!
It's very simple and easy to use. Before the start of the meet, you set up the meet information and athlete level. Then the athlete names are entered. Once all of the athletes are set up, you can begin entering the scores on each event as the meet progresses. As soon as a score is entered, the results will automatically be adjusted so you always know the standings. The all-around score will automatically calculate and will adjust as each score is entered too. It's that simple! At the end of the meet, view the "Results" to see all of the placings on each apparatus and the all-around placings. You can track as many levels and athletes as you want.
The app works on the iphone, ipad and itouch.
The app can be used for either a men's or women's meet and can be used for multiple meets. The data is stored in the app and never erased so you can go back to review their scores from any meet.
So throw away those score sheets and begin using CHALK IT UP! today!
What's New in Version 2.0.1
• Fix data-loss issue (Thanks for the App Store Reviews that brought this to our attention!)
• Improved reliability of canceling changes to levels and athletes.
Not a bad app - but some features would be nice
So the app is not cheap in comparison to what else is out there - but all in all it is not bad. Here are the list of enhancements I would like
1 - be able to use the same gymnast in multiple meets so for each meet I only need to enter their new number and confirm their level
2- this would let me see a gymnast summary so I can see how the progress
3 - ability to add I how they place by event and all around
4 - share (email and FB) would be nice too
Chalk it up
I really like the way this app is set up. It is very easy to navigate and use. It has one major flaw, however. When creating a new meet, it is essential to be able to select athletes names from the previous meets. Otherwise, a lot of time is spent re-entering all the athletes. Because of the lack of that one feature, this app isn't user friendly. I wouldn't have purchased it if I could have known this flaw ahead of time.
Great app! Just wish there was a way to save the athletes so you didn't have to enter them in again for every meet. Maybe a way to choose athletes from a saved list to add to a meet?