Category Archives: Hockey Scores

Hockey Scores updated for 2014-2015 season

Z10The Hockey Scores app has been updated to version 3.2 for the new NHL season. This app supports all BlackBerry phones running OS 5.0 or higher, including all BlackBerry 10 phones.

About Hockey Scores

This application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, team Corsi numbers, and lists out the goal scorers.

New in version 3.2

This update adds some features to the BlackBerry 10 app that adds support for the BlackBerry Passport, adds a swipe down menu, and optimizes the screen layout for some devices.

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Hockey Scores app ready for a new season

Z10The Hockey Scores app has been updated for a new season. This app supports all BlackBerry phones running OS 5.0 or higher, including all BlackBerry 10 phones.

About Hockey Scores

This application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, team Corsi numbers, and lists out the goal scorers.

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Hockey Scores app updated with support for BlackBerry 10

IMG_00000096The Hockey Scores app has been updated to version 3.0 in the first update that the app has seen since since 2011. In addition to adding better support for the new season, version 3.0 also adds support for BlackBerry 10 phones with a rewrite of the app in Cascades.

About Hockey Scores

This application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, team Corsi numbers, and the goal scorers.

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Hockey Scores app updated

The Hockey Scores app has been updated to version 2.10 in BlackBerry AppWorld. This new version fixes a bug relating to the game time as well as improving the look of some of the menus. As always every BlackBerry with OS version 4.6.0 or higher is supported.

About Hockey Scores

This application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, team Corsi numbers, and the goal scorers. Additionally the app supports keyboard shortcuts for easy navigation, and a number of display options.

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Hockey Scores updated to version 2.9

The Hockey Scores app has been updated to version 2.9 in BlackBerry AppWorld. This update fixes an issue with showing the goal scorers, and also adds gray as a background colour.

About Hockey Scores

This application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, team Corsi numbers, and the goal scorers. Additionally the app supports keyboard shortcuts for easy navigation, and a number of display options. All BlackBerry devices with OS 4.6.0 and higher are supported.

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Hockey app updated for start of the season

The Hockey Scores app has been updated to version 2.8 in order to accommodate the start of the 2011-2012 season. Without updating the app will not correctly show the games for the new season. This update also increases the font size on the new Bold 9900/9930 devices.

About Hockey Scores

This application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, team Corsi numbers, and the goal scorers. Additionally the app supports keyboard shortcuts for easy navigation, and a number of display options. All BlackBerry devices with OS 4.6.0 and higher are supported.

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Hockey Scores updated for 2011-2012 season

The Hockey Scores app has been updated to version 2.7 in BlackBerry AppWorld. This new version adds support for the upcoming 2011-2012 season, as well as the new OS7 devices that RIM has released in the past month.

About Hockey Scores

This application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, team Corsi numbers, and the goal scorers. Additionally the app supports keyboard shortcuts for easy navigation, and a number of display options. All BlackBerry devices with OS 4.6.0 and higher are supported.

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Hockey Scores updated to version 2.6

The Hockey Scores BlackBerry application has been updated to version 2.6 improving the quality of the images used for the team logos, as well as expanding the number of keyboard shortcuts that can be used within the application.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are supported within the Hockey Scores application on all full-qwerty devices. Pressing ‘e’ or ‘enter’ expands the currently selected game to show details. Pressing the ‘n’ key moves the selection to the next game, while ‘p’ moves the selection to the previous game. Pressing ‘t’ moves the selection to the top of the screen, while pressing ‘b’ moves the selection to the last game listed.

Device Support

Hockey Scores runs on all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.6.0 or higher. This includes the 8330, 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8900, 8910, 9000, 9100, 9105, 9300, 9330, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, 9670, 9700, 9780, and 9800.

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Hockey Scores updated to version 2.5

The Hockey Scores BlackBerry Application has been updated to version 2.5 this weekend. This version fixes a bug so you can once again see the goal scorers in the game, and also includes improvements to some of the team logo graphics.

In-Application Payments

You can still make an optional in-application payment to remove the advertising from this application. This application’s use of this feature was recently highlighted on the official Inside BlackBerry Blog.

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Remove advertising in version 2.4 of the Hockey Scores BlackBerry Application

The Hockey Scores application has been updated to version 2.4 adding the ability to use an in application purchase to remove advertising, and improvements to getting data over wi-fi connections. Also support for keyboard shortcuts was recently added in version 2.3 of the application.

Remove Advertising

The Hockey Scores application now gives the option to make a one time payment of 99¢ in order to permanently remove all advertising in the application. This takes advantage of the new APIs available in version 2.1 of BlackBerry AppWorld in order to allow the purchase to be made inside of the application. This option will be shown in both the menu, and on the about page, but only to those users running BlackBerry AppWorld 2.1 or higher.

Device Support

Hockey Scores supports all BlackBerry Devices with OS 4.6 or higher, but version 2.4 is limited to devices running OS 5.0 or higher.

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Hockey Scores updated to version 2.3

The Hockey Scores application has been updated to version 2.3 adding keyboard shortcuts, and backups via BlackBerry Desktop Manger among other enhancements.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The Hockey Scores application now supports keyboard shortcuts on all full-qwerty devices. Pressing ‘e’ or ‘enter’ expands the currently selected game to show details. Pressing the ‘n’ key moves the selection to the next game, while ‘p’ moves the selection to the previous game.

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November OS usage as seen by Hockey Scores

The OS usage rates seen by the free Hockey Scores application is almost identical to the rates recently published by RIM.

The Hockey Scores application does not support OS 4.5 with most of this percentage being absorbed by OS 4.6.x instead. The other values of 1.7% for OS 4.7.X and 75.5% for OS 5.0 and higher are extremely close to the numbers the RIM published.

The additional statistic that can be seen here, that is not shown in RIM’s numbers is the breakdown of OS6 and OS5 devices. OS 6 is currently on about 1 in 3 devices running OS 5 or higher, and about a quarter of devices over all. Given that these numbers are already a bit dated, and RIM’s push of OS6 on in market devices has been slow, it is reasonable to believe that the OS 6 adoption numbers have the potential to be much better. It is reasonable to assume, that OS 6 will be on half the devices on the market within a month of it being pushed on current devices and the 93xx by all carriers.

Hockey Scores updated to version 2.2

The Hockey Scores application for BlackBerry phones has been updated to version 2.2 with improvements to the font options, and more efficient connecting over wi-fi.

Supported Devices

The Hockey Scores application supports all BlackBerry devices with OS 4.6 or higher. This includes the 8220, 8230, 8330, 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8900, 9000, 9100, 9105, 9300, 9330, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, 9700, and 9800. The 9670 and 9780 will also be supported by this version when they launch in the coming weeks.

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Simple Sample Code for the ActivityIndicatorView

As part of BlackBerry operating system 6.0 RIM has added the net.rim.device.api.ui.component.progressindicator module to help with things such as displaying progress and activity indicators. Progress indicators are used to show how far along a task is when the length of the task is known (ie. 5 of 7 done; or 35% complete), while activity indicators are used when the length of time is unknown (typically displayed as a pulse or a spinning object). An activity indicator as shown below is used in version 2.0 of the Hockey Scores application while the app is waiting for the scores to initially download.

The main complication in implementing this feature was that the sample code for the feature consists of 4 java files and over 800 lines of code. Fortunately actually using this feature can be much simpler, and in fact can be simplified down to only 8 lines of code.

Screen s = new Screen();
ActivityIndicatorView view = new ActivityIndicatorView(Field.FIELD_HCENTER);
Bitmap spinImage = Bitmap.getBitmapResource("spinner.png");
view.createActivityImageField(spinImage,6,0);
LabelField label = new LabelField("Loading Hockey...");
s.add(label);
s.add(view);
pushScreen(s);

Granted this doesn’t make use of all the features that the ActivityIndicatorView can make use of. However, as soon as the data is loaded there is no need to keep the ActivityIndicatorView around anyways as the screen replaces it with real data that we were waiting for anyhow.

Hockey Scores application updated for new season

The Hockey Scores application for BlackBerry phones has been updated to version 2.1 for the new 2010-2011 Hockey season. As it did last year the application provides the day’s hockey scores is an intuitive and easy to use format. It also includes additional game statistics such as start times, goal scorers, shots on net, hits, faceoff percentage, and team Corsi numbers.

Supported Devices

The Hockey Scores application supports all BlackBerry devices with OS 4.6 or higher. This includes the 8220, 8230, 8330, 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8900, 9000, 9100, 9105, 9300, 9330, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, 9700, and 9800.

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