VEX via allows you to follow the progress and results of VEX Robotics Competition, VEX U, and VEX IQ Challenge events. Team lists, match schedules, match results, rankings, and skills challenge results are easy to access and can be sorted by event or by team. Results are automatically downloaded as the events unfold, and you can also register to receive instant score alerts for your favorite teams. Instant score alerts use the Push Notification service, allowing you to receive team alerts even when VEX via is not running.
* Fixed an issue where the event team list didn't appear if the event view was filtered to a single program
Ratings and Reviews
Worked well today and I like the new nearby events feature.
Some features missing
Just tried this out yesterday, and while the app was functional and provided me with the information of the competition I was looking for, there were several features I found myself looking for that would have made my experience even better.
1) The ability to search for competitions by city (or even state) versus having to scroll through a long list and keep my eyes peeled so that I didn't miss the competition I wanted.
2) Setting up a background update for the app (every 5 minutes maybe?) versus having to tell the app to manually update every time you open it. It's a little nuisance, but I get the feeling it would make the app better.
3) This one would be a little harder to implement, but I think would greatly simplify the experience of using the app. If there was a place to sign in with a login ID and automatically populated a list of competitions that the team was signed up for, this would remove the need altogether to have to search for a particular competition each time the app is opened as the list would already be populated.
I love vex via. It has been super helpful to our team before and during competitions. Overall, it is a GREAT app. Yes, I see what some of the negative reviews are saying, but since you won't be using the app every day, there are a few bugs that occur OCCASIONALLY but don't really stop you from doing what is most important.
There are two things I would recommend to improve this app.
1. A "team search". The way the app is set up now, it is hard to find a specific team and there matches as fast as you may want. It would be easier to have a search bar where all you need to do is type in the team number and the team and their matches, scores, etc. will show up.
2. I wish vex via wold advertise a bit better. Like, at a lot of competitions I have talked to people about vex via, and they've never heard of it.
Other than that, I LOVE this app. It is amazing and does everything it says it does. You should defiantly get this app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.