Play Recording coming to iOS!

30 09 2015

Currently, recording a video of your play was feature of the Desktop Sports Dood Beta app.  The file format was not a standard or widely supported format but it did work with Youtube.  We are excited to announce that creating videos from your plays will be coming to iOS over the next few weeks starting with Football Dood (already submitted to Apple).  You will be able to select between 3 different formats including a lower definition SD (576p), HD (720p) and Full HD (1080p).  Note that we have worked hard to optimize the video performance for all device models but you can tweak the delay between keyframes to speed up or slow down the animation by editing the timer setting.

For those users on Android, we are looking at options to include this feature as well.  It is not a trivial task.  There are many video recording apps, most need root access and those like Mirror are still in beta as there are some Android kinks to work out.  We will eventually get there.

Below is a sample video recorded on an iPad 3rd generation using the new feature, make sure you choose the 1080p video playback setting to see the quality:

Importing Databases to Sports Dood Desktop

16 07 2015

Recently I added capability to export plays and formation databases from the mobile apps so you can share entire databases instead of one at a time.  I have had a few emails asking how to import a database into the desktop app since there is currently no import capability.  Here is the workaround, below are the paths of where the DB’s are on both OSX and Windows.  Simply copy your database here and make sure to rename it to the correct database name.

OSX:  /Users/<userName>/Library/Application Support/com.sportsdood.desktop/Local Store

Windows:  C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\com.sportsdood.desktop\Local Store

Note that ‘animations’ is the play DB and ‘formations’ are for formations (duh?).  So for example, lets say I exported my plays from android and I name it ‘myplays.db’.

1. Close Sports Dood.  Navigate to the folder above
2. Locate ‘animationsHKY.db’ and rename that to something like ‘animationsHKYold.db’ (you could also delete it)
3. Copy in myplays.db
4. Rename myplays.db to animationsHKY.db
5. Reopen Sports Dood

The file names are pretty self explanatory, so the suffix indicates the Sport, so HKY is hockey, FB is Football, SCR is Soccer, BB is basketball, FH is Field Hockey, RG is Rugby, UL is Ultimate, VB is Volleyball and BaseB is Baseball.

New Android version rolling out!

10 10 2014

Key new features:

– custom backgrounds.  Simply copy an image to the sports dood directory into a new folder called backgrounds (image recommended 500w by 700h or similar aspect ratio)
– support for android immersive mode where device supports
– option to enable drawing and moving players at the same time
– ability to delete any animation frame (not just from end)
– ability to overwrite plays and formations (no longer allowed duplicates)


Basketball Dood Featured on Intel Commercial

29 07 2014

Check out this coach video and see a coach using Basketball Dood including an animation!

Sports Dood for Desktop

12 12 2013

Just in time for the holidays, there is a new Sports Dood desktop application in beta and it has been added to the download section to replace the old play viewer. It has ALL the capability of the mobile app including drawing, sharing and animating. It is multi-sport so you get 8 sports all for FREE!! This beta will so check back for updates.

Dec 15th – beta version 1.2 released, fixes a few issues such as soccer ball was used for all sports, pucks and refs not saving correctly in plays.



App Updates

14 11 2013

Rolling out a series of app updates which includes new drawing tools (serpent, double line), team colors (new to iOS) and added sharing capabilities (new to iOS).  Hockey and Basketball (iOS) are now available with other sports coming soon.  Android free apps have the new tools currently with paid apps on the way.

Stack Collage

28 09 2013

Download a new app called Stack Collage available on either Android or iOS.  Among many uses of being a great tool to import photos and draw on them, you can add multiple photos into a photo stack and create super fun collages.  In addition to this, Sports Dood coaches may want to load in a bunch of plays and quickly pinch zoom into a particular play and overlay some doodles in a quick demonstration of a play.  Below is a quick screen grab showing how you can move images around via multitouch and really provide a quick and easy flexible surface of images.

Try it out, it is free


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