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Once you have installed the latest version of the TOBU application on your Android or iPhone device, this page will provide you with instructions on how to use it. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, please refer to the FAQ page or send us a message on the Contact Us page and we’ll be happy to assist you. Please note that you do not have to be using TOBU discs in order to use most of this application’s functionality.

  • TOBU Log-in screen – When starting the app you will see a splash screen with the TOBU logo and then the Log-In page will appear.
    1. First time users – click on the Sign Up button and create a user name and password.
    2. Returning users – enter your user name in the first field and the password in the second field. Then click Log In.
    3. Forgot Password? – the Forgot Password button will allow registered users to reset their password.

* NOTE: Once you log in, the application will remember you. After you exit the app you will not be required to log in again the next time you start the app. If you wish to log out you must do it manually from within the app menu.

DASHBOARD – Once you are logged in, the first screen you see will be your Dashboard. Here you will see your picture, name, and personal stats. At the top left of the Dashboard are 3 small horizontal lines followed by the TOBU logo. This is the Menu bar. Tap this and the menu will slide in from the left. The “book” icon at the top right will take you to the Users Manual.

MENU

* Top of the Menu –

  • Links to various Social Media platforms – these will allow you to share information from the app such as pictures, comments, and your score.
  • Picture and name – under the Social Media links is a picture and name of the main user of the app. Tapping on this link will take you back to the Dashboard where information about the user is displayed.
  • Saved Players– Tapping this screen takes you to a list of saved players.
    1. Plus (+) at the top of the screen – opens a screen that allows you to enter the information for a new player.
      1. Blank Field – tap on this to display a keyboard that will allow you to enter the name of the new player
      2. Circle in the middle – this is where the players picture will go if you want to add one.
        • Tapping the camera icon next to it will allow you to take a new picture with the phone’s camera.
        • Tapping the picture icon will allow you to add a photo of the player from the gallery of pictures on the phone.
  • Once you are done editing the player’s information, tap the check mark in the top right of the screen to save it.
  1. Trash Can icon to the right of each saved player – allows you to delete a player. Once you delete a player, all data related to that player will be lost.
  2. To edit a saved player simply tap on the player from the Saved Players screen and the edit screen for that player will appear.
  • Registered Discs– This feature will show you a list of the registered discs that the application can track and record information for.
    1. Plus (+) at the top of the screen – opens a screen that allows you to enter the information for a new disc.
      1. Blank Field – tap on this to display a keyboard that will allow you to enter the name of the new disc
      2. Circle in the middle – this is where the disc picture will go if you want to add one.
        • Tapping the camera icon next to it will allow you to take a new picture with the phone’s camera.
        • Tapping the picture icon will allow you to add a photo of the disc from the gallery of pictures on the phone.
  • Bell icon – allows you to turn the beeping and flashing function of the disc onor off.
  1. Bluetooth icon – tap this to connect the app to the disc.
  1. Trash Can icon to the right of each registered disc – allows you to delete a disc. Once you delete a disc, all data related to that disc will be lost.
  2. To edit a saved disc simply tap on the disc from the Registered Discs screen and the edit screen for that disc will appear.
  • Play Game– this feature allows you to start a new game
    1. Favorite Courses – this will show you a list of all courses that you have marked as a favorite.
    2. Nearby Courses – this will download a list of all of the courses in the TOBU database and the display a list of the courses that are closest to your location. (*this function requires that the GPS function on your phone is turned On)
    3. Search Courses – this will display a search field. Tap on it to bring up a keyboard where you can enter the name of the course you are searching for.
    4. Free Play – this allows you to begin a game without choosing a course. In this mode, switching to the Map view will show your current location on the map.

Game Mode:

  • After choosing a course, the app will display a list of registered discs and allows you to choose the discs you would like to begin tracking. If a disc is not listed, you may click on the + sign at the top right to add a new disc. After you have made your disc selections, tap the Select Players button at the bottom.
  • The app will display a list of Saved Players and allow you to select the players who will be playing the game. These player’s names will be added into a new Scorecard. If a player is not listed, you may click on the + sign at the top right to add a new player. *Note – the app user will automatically be added to the Scorecard so they do not have to select themselves on this screen. After selecting the players who will be playing, tap the Play Game button at the bottom of the screen to begin the game and open the scorecard. (See Scorecard Screen below for an explanation of the scorecard functions)
  • As a user is playing a game they will have the option of switching back and forth between the Scorecard, Map, and Radar Screens. For your convenience, each screen in Game Mode will always have these three options.
  • Courses – this feature allows the user to search for an existing course from the application database or submit a new course to the database. The magnifying glass in the top right will allow you to search for a course by typing in its name.
    1. Choose an existing course – this shows a map view of the user’s location and icons that mark the closest courses. (SeeMap Screen below for an explanation of the map functions)
      1. Tapping on one of the course icons will show you the course information. Tapping on the course information will take you to a map of the course.
      2. As you are viewing a course you can tap on the arrows at the bottom of the screen to view other baskets.
  • The red “Play Game” button at the top will allow you to begin playing a game on this course.
  1. The Pencil icon at the top right will allow you to modify and edit the course. Once you tap the edit button you can tap and hold the course icons to move them around or delete them. When you are done editing the course the app will allow you to submit your changes to the database. The instructions on how to edit a course are the same as submitting a new course. (Please see Exhibit 1)
  1. Submit a new course – See Exhibit 1 below
  • Find Discs – This brings up a list of all of the discs within range of the app. After selecting the discs you would like to track, the Radar screen will be displayed and begin tracking your disc. You can use the arrows at the bottom of the screen to scroll between each disc that you are tracking. (See Radar Screen below for an explanation of the Radar functions)
  • Measure Shot – This will allow the user to measure the distance of their throw on a map. Before your throw, tap the circular compass icon in the top right in order to center the cross hairs over your location on the map. Tapping on the “Throwing Point” button at the top of the app will allow you to mark this spot as the place you are throwing from.
    After you have thrown the disc you can walk to where the disc landed, tap the circular compass icon again to center the map over your location, and then tap the “Landing Point” button at the top to mark the landing spot on the map. Upon marking the landing spot the app will tell you the distance of your throw.
    NOTE: these throws will not be recorded in the app. Only throws that are measured within Game Mode will be saved to the user’s profile.
  • Saved Data – this will bring up a list of scorecards and statistics for each of the Saved Players on your phone.
    1. Saved Scorecards
      1. Complete – scorecards for completed games
      2. Incomplete – scorecards for incomplete games. The app will allow you to resume this scorecard where you left off.
    2. Graphs & Statistics
      1. Player Statistics –This is a written overview of each player’s statistics such as average score, number of games played, etc.
      2. Players Stroke Record – This will show you a pie chart of each players Aces, Eagles, Birdies, and Bogies.
  • Players Avg. Score per Course – This is the players average score for each course compared to the par for that course. Tapping a data point will show you the average score and the name of the course.
  1. Recorded Throws– This is bar graph showing the distance of each players recorded throws. Tapping on a data point will show the distance and the course it was thrown on.
  2. All Courses Avg. Over/Under – This is a line graph showing a players average number of throws that are over or under par for a particular course. Tapping a red data point will show you the player’s average over or under score and the name of the course.
  3. Players Wins/Loses Record – This is a pie chart showing the percentage of wins and losses for each player.
  • Settings – This allows you to change the setting for the app.
    1. Language – choose from English, Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese. You may need to restart the app after making a language change.
    2. Help/FAQ – This will take you to the TOBUdiscs.com Frequently Asked Questions page. After viewing the page, you can tap on the “app” icon in the top left to go back to the application.
    3. About – This will show you the version of the app and a list of contributor who helped to make this app possible.
    4. Edit Profile – This allows you to edit the main user’s profile.
    5. Measurements – Choose between Standard or Metric measurements throughout the app. Feet or Meters.
  • Users Manual – This takes you to the user’s manual for the application. This page can also be reached at any time by tapping on the book icon in the top right of the dashboard screen.
  • Sign Out – This will sign the user out of the application and take you back to the Log-In screen. After making this selection, the user will need to log back in the access their account.

>Scorecard Screen – This screen will allow the user to record the scores for each player in the game. At the top of the scorecard you will see the course name. (In the “Free Play” mode no course name will be listed)

The next line down shows the basket that you are currently playing. Swiping left or right will take you to the next/previous basket.

The next line down lists (from left to right) the length of the current basket you are playing, the par for that basket, and a MAP button that will take you to the map of the course you are playing. Tapping on the par number will allow you to change the par for that basket.

On the left of the scorecard you will see each player listed.

  • Beside each player is a number with a and a + sign on either side of it. The number represent the number of throws that the player has taken for that basket. The plus and minus buttons will allow you increase or decrease the number of throws a player made for that basket.
  • The next number to the right shows the number of throws over or under the par for that basket.
  • At the far right of the scorecard you will see two numbers separated by a parenthesis. The first number shows the total number throws over or under the par for the course. The number in parenthesis shows the players total number of throws for the course. These two numbers will calculate as you continue to play each basket.
  • At the bottom of the scorecard are four buttons. (from left to right)
    • The first is the Radar button and it will take you to the Radar Screen to begin tracking your discs.
    • The next is the OB button which will allow you to add in penalty points for Out-of-Bounds throws. After tapping the OB button and adding the additional points, you will need to tap the “Done” button at the bottom of the screen to resume the game.
    • Next is the Measure Shot button. This will allow the user to measure the distance of their throw on a map. Before your throw, tap the circular compass icon in the top right in order to center the cross hairs over your location on the map. Tapping on the “Throwing Point” button at the top of the app will allow you to mark this spot as the place you are throwing from.
      After you have thrown the disc you can walk to where the disc landed, tap the circular compass icon again to center the map over your location, and then tap the “Landing Point” button at the top to mark the landing spot on the map. Upon marking the landing spot the app will tell you the distance of your throw.
      When you have completed the measurement of your throw, tap the “Back” button at the top left of the screen to go back to the Scorecard.

These throws will be recorded for the player and complied into the Recorded Throws graph.

>Map Screen – This takes the user to a Google Maps view of the course where the course for each basket will be marked. The user can scroll around the see the t-pads, doglegs, and baskets for the course. Tapping the compass icon at the top right will center the map view over your current location. The buttons at the top of the Map screen will take you to the Radar, Scorecard, or allow you to change the map view. The map view option are Hybrid, Satellite, or Terrain. The arrows at the bottom of the screen will allow you to scroll to the other baskets on the course.

>Radar Screen – This will begin tracking the registered discs that were chosen during the game set-up. The top of the screen will display a status of the radar such as “Searching” or “Connected”. After a disc has connected, the radar bars will appear and the status will begin giving an estimated distance to the disc. The radar bars represent the signal strength that is being received from the disc. As the signal strength from the disc grows stronger, more bars will appear. On the right side of the radar is a battery indicator. This will display the percentage of battery power that is remaining for the disc you are tracking. On the left side of the radar is the Alert Button. This will activate the beeping and flashing function of the disc that is being tracked. And it can be tapped at any time while a disc is in range and connected. At the bottom of the radar screen you will see the name of the disc that is currently being tracked. The arrows at the bottom of the screen will allow the user to scroll between any additional discs being tracked. Along the bottom of the Radar screen are three buttons. There are buttons to take you to the Scorecard and Map screens, and also an FAQ button. The FAQ button will take you to the Frequently Asked Questions on the TOBU Discs web page.

Exhibit 1: Submitting a New Course These are the instructions for creating a new course or editing an existing course.

  • If you are submitting a new course the app will ask you to center the cross hairs over the first tee pad for the course you are creating and then tap the “Submit Course” button. After submitting this location, the app will ask you to input the information for the new course such as name, address, number of baskets, etc. The fields with an * are required information. All of the fields are optional.
  • Once you are in the create course mode you can use the crosshairs on the screen to choose where you would like to place a course icon. The course icons options are listed across the top.

ST-Pad = Short Tee Pad icon

SBasket =Short Basket icon

Dogleg = Dot that represents a turn on the course
Tapping any of these will place an icon on the map under the crosshairs. Tapping and holding an icon will allow you to move it around the map. Once a t-pad and basket are placed on the map they will be connected by a line. The button at the top right will show a drop down menu that of additional options. Once you tap the next arrow at the bottom of the screen, the app will ask I you want to map the long t-pad and basket for the course. You can choose to map the long basket or skip it and move to the next basket. Once you have finished mapping the last basket, tapping the submit button will send the course to the database.

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