Excellent idea, poor execution General good product on the iPhone, but on android, it's a real battery drainer and any time you minimize the app it closes your drill. This makes it very clunky and slow, and fairly bad for learning drill.
I am required to use this app for my college marching band, and while it is intuitive and it does the job of mapping out drill well, there are certain issues with the app that I believe should be addressed. The first issue, and the most important: locking your Android device while the Pyware app is open causes the app to essentially close and restart, closing your drill and requiring you to load it again. This can be worked around by tabbing out to another recent screen before locking your phone, but this issue is annoying and impedes progress. Other minor issues are that the app does tend to use a lot of battery life, and some tool-tips would be useful for beginners to the app. Otherwise, I am pleased with the interface and the ease of looking at drill on the field in either 2D or 3D. Also, another feature I enjoy is the option to set the drill interface to black-and-white contrast in a similar style to traditional note-card drill books. Fix these issues, mainly the phone locking issue, and I can give a higher rating.
Honestly, this app is an abomination. This hacked together UI is atrocious and follows just about zero Android development practices. Based on previous comments it's clear that Pygraphics does not know how to make an Android app as they didn't even know what onPause() and onResume() were. And to charge $2.99 for it is just insulting. Make it open source so your community can help you, because the potential for this software is phenomenal, but at it's current state I'm seriously considering requesting a refund.
I really like the idea, as a performer and field commander; the execution works pretty well. I have one major annoyance, however. Everytime I lock my phone / turn off my display, the app reloads, and I have to reload the file for show and select the set that is currently being evaluated - it takes on average about 45 seconds on my galaxy s8 from opening to get where I need it- a lot more time than on average is being alloted to correcting myself / others. One other annoyance is that occasionally, my settings either aren't getting saved, or rhey are deleted. I'm not sure, but if Pyware can acknowledge these shortcomings withe next update fixing these issues, the experience would be immensly better.
Its alright its just when i click a button it takes me out of the app please fix this i did not waste my money for no reason when i could have used it for something else
I really like the app. It helps a lot with drills and sets and what happens in-between. I have a suggestion though. Can you add a feature that lets you select a performer and you have the option of a first person point of view. Also, can we have the metranome not be set to certain tempos but instead up to the person viewing.
Added current stride to location indicator at the top.
Corrected grid display of grid layouts.
Contrast mode now flattens all performers for more precise locations.
Corrects issue with some files not opening due to the grid layout.
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