Substitutions on the fly are easy as Kaizen said, especially if you have the whole team already loaded in.
I have used Gamechanger and iScore. Both basically get the job done, as far as interface goes, I prefer Gamechanger, but iScore is not bad.
HOWEVER, the deal breaker for me is Gamechanger does not allow you to EXPORT your stats. Our team website is important to us, and we don't want to send our fans away from our website to Gamechanger's site where they will charge you to browse stats.
iScore allows you to export stats to a CSV file and we import them into our Fastball database.
Never used Gamechanger as iScore is the 'official' one over here. Love it. I use it while doing the book and so easy.
I am a convert. I used Iscore for a couple of years and then tried GameChanger. GameChanger seems easier to use, updates the parents and keeps good stats. It also sends out Twitter alerts to parents that can't be there. Yes I know iscore does that too.
Both are challenging using the DP/Flex if you sit one and start batting the other. I tell the coach, do not rely on your Flex's BA as I have trouble inserting them into a batting role. Stats on the top of the order are great. I should just take the time to learn this process well and not under the pressure of doing it in game time.
GameChanger does ALLOW the exporting of stats to a CSV file.
I've used iScore for a few years and have had no trouble with it. The parents love it because I stream games live to the internet, the games can not be watched unless the parent has a username and password. If a parent misses a game, they can also watch a game that is already complete.
I tried Gamechanger and had some issues, mostly that I was used to iScore and the user interface is different enough to be confusing.
I ultimately stayed with iScore for 1 BIG reason. During showcase season the lineup gets changed with batters swapped, inserted, hitting twice in a row, etc... Gamechanger could not easily handle abnormal changes; iScore handles the changes extremely easily.
iScore handles the DP/Flex situation seamlessly without intervention from the user. That is one huge advantage over Gamechanger (I've used both). The design of iScore inherently has offensive and defensive lineups, which makes the DP/Flex situation work so well. When setting up the "Offensive" lineup for a game, each person on the roster is either "In", "Out", "DP, or "Flex". When the game progresses, the app automatically skips over the "Flex" position in the batting order.
Both Apps continue to improve, but the functionality and data systems within iScore are superior IMHO.
Last edited by JoeKC; 05-30-2013 at 05:37 PM.
GameChanger skips the flex, my problem is with the coach all of the sudden putting the flex into the rotation. This requires some kind of voodoo that I have completed in the past and totally hosed the next time. All of the sudden I have a kid on base that hasn't been near the plate. I have some time tonight so maybe I'll research it. We have this weekend off. Thank the Lord, I could use the break and I have a lot to do around the house.