Tip: Tweeting Live Results -- Soup to Nuts

[Note: the content of this post refers to an obsolete version of Takedown. These features have been enhanced and the user interface has changed.]

This is a guide for setting up Takedown to send competition results to your Twitter timeline.  Most of the work is actually done outside of Takedown in iPad Settings and, thankfully, Apple has done a very good job making the effort relatively straightforward.

Step 1:

In iPad Settings, add an existing Twitter account or create a new Twitter account

In the iPad's Settings view, select Twitter from the left column.  You might need to scroll down a bit to find the Twitter entry.  If you already have a Twitter account for your team, simply enter the

User Name

and

Password

.

Add an existing Twitter account in iPad Settings view

If you don't have a Twitter account for your team, tap Create New Account and follow the instructions.

Create a new Twitter Account in iPad Settings

Once you've added your Twitter account in iPad Settings, you should see something similar to this:

Step 2:

In Takedown's Setting's view, turn on Tweet Match Scoring.

By default, Tweet Match Scoring is Off as you see below:

In Takedown Settings view, Tweet Match Scoring is OFF by default

To enable Tweeting of match results, in Takedown's settings view slide the Tweet Match Scoring button to the right until it says On.  Here's what Takedown's Settings view looks like with the Twitter feature enabled:

Slide the Button to the Right to turn ON Tweet Match Scoring

And, here's what Takedown's Match Scoring view looks like with Tweet Match Scoring turned on:

Match Scoring Tweets appear in a Blue-Outlined Box below Override button

All Takedown-generated Tweets appear in the blue-outlined box just below Override.  If this box doesn't appear, then the Takedown Twitter feature isn't On.

And that's it!  Takedown will now send real-time match updates to your Twitter timeline automatically! You don't need to do anything...except score the matches!  Here's a real-world example of the resultant Tweets from one of our beta testers.  This is an actual Twitter account:

Twitter Account of a Takedown User

A Few More Details

  • Takedown's Twitter feature can be turned On/Off at any time, even mid-match.  This might be handy if you need to enter a bunch of consecutive double forfeits, for example, or if you are re-scoring a match that was initially scored incorrectly.
  • Takedown Tweets end-of-period and end-of-match results.  Also, in a dual meet, Takedown Tweets the updated team score at each match's conclusion.
  • WYSIWYG.  What you see is what you get! Takedown shows every Tweet sent on your behalf.  Always.
  • Takedown inserts the hashtag #takedownapp into every Tweet so that we can aggregate results across all of the Takedown users.
  • Twitter sometimes gets overloaded and Tweets don't go through.  It isn't a problem with your iPad or Takedown, it just happens.  Don't worry about it.
  • You need to be connected to the Internet to use Twitter.  We don't save Tweets and send them later when you have an Internet connection.
  • If you like to Tweet some commentary to mix in with the Takedown scoring Tweets, go ahead!  You'll need to briefly exit Takedown and use your favorite Twitter client.  Don't worry -- Takedown's match clock still runs when you put Takedown in the background.

Have fun keeping your fans informed and energized with real-time competition results from your favorite iPad wrestling scoring app, Takedown!

Takedown by LevelChanger. Available on the App Store



Takedown Scoring and Stats is a single-team focused, mobile app for scoring wrestling matches, generating stats, managing teams and engaging fans via social media.