What is LiveScores?
LiveScores is a yearly paid subscription service, developed by Computer Score, with the cooperation and support of TBA. A computer in your centre runs the LiveScores program. It interprets the scores on the lanes and uploads them to our secure server. League information is accessible by TBA. League Standing Sheets and Scoresheets are accessible by your bowlers (Live, in real-time) who can post them to their Facebook feed.
Secured Scoresheet with Facebook Share
Every Scoresheet and Receipt has a six-digit LiveScores Access code. Login with that code on your LiveScores webpage and then you will see your score grid. If the game is still being played, it will automatically update as you bowl. Even if this game finished months ago, you can still log in and see it. You can then click on a button to share an image of this score grid on your Facebook page. Anybody clicking on the image on Facebook will be taken back to LiveScores, to see all games in the series.
Listing of last game bowled on each lane
The current game for each lane (or the last game if it is empty) is listed so that anybody can see it. However, they will not be able to share the game on Facebook. This is handy when a bowler wants to have a quick look at scores while they are bowling, or look at other lanes while on the concourse.
Standing Sheet Upload
As you view or print each standing sheet, it is automatically uploaded to our LiveScores server in the cloud. Each Bowler Record and Team Record also includes a link to that week’s LiveScores scoresheet. This the designed to replace our existing FTP Upload program. The advantage of LiveScores hosting is that it does not rely on a Scheduled Task to upload once or twice a day. It occurs automatically within a minute of the Standing Sheet being produced. It also means that the software no longer needs to know your Web Site username and password. Create a link on your website to the LiveScores listing of your leagues you will then increase LiveScore’s utility.
The current status of your booking sheet is automatically uploaded to the LiveScores site as part of the scores upload process. Your customer makes a Booking in an easy three-step process.
- Enter the number of bowlers, the number of games per bowler and the desired date.
- Select Morning, Afternoon or Evening and select a time from a drop-down list. If the venue is fully booked, then the customer is informed that there are no lanes available at that time and to select a different time.
- Enter the group’s details including phone number and email.
Once submitted, an email confirmation is sent to the customer, as well as to you. Bookings are automatically inserted into your booking sheet at the venue, ready for the group to arrive.
You can browse to a special section of the website which, for security reasons, is only available from within your venue. This shows a listing of your selected day’s LiveScore codes. It also shows graphs of Upload Volume and Views over any selected Day, selected Week, or selected Month. This is useful when you are wanting to find a score that has been lost for more than a week.
Automatic Email with Scoresheet
LiveScores can also automatically send an email that includes a direct link to the LiveScores scoresheet. If the score is for a league game, then the email also includes a direct link to the Standing Sheet. Another way to greatly increase the value of LiveScores to your venue is to make sure all your bowlers have a valid email address in the address book.
Statistics emailed to you
We will be periodically sending you an email with a summary of your Upload Volume and Views information as well as a link to your search page. We hope to further develop this into a newsletter-style report containing tips and information on LiveScores and other aspects of Computer Score generally.
For our Australian clients, LiveScores replaces the League Data Extractor program. LiveScores uploads the scores and bowler names of your leagues to our server on the Cloud. TBA can then query that data to automatically bring it into their own Tenpin Results website. This eliminates your need to send the bowler’s details to TBA as this happens automatically. TBA is now working on providing statistical information for your bowlers, across multiple leagues and even multiple centres. This will give your bowlers much more information on how they play and help with that age-old question of “What does the TBA do for me?”