ALScoreKeeper now has -1/+1 buttons as shortcuts. The usual way of touching the player’s name, entering a value, then touching either -/+ to add points requires three touches at a minimum. So if you are subtracting or adding less than five points, the shortcuts would be faster. Thanks Bill for the idea.
After ALScoreKeeper became functional, it has been optimized to reduce about 400 bytes from its apk. Seems modest but every bit should help.
Android apps have a lifecycle which can survive restarts. It is an important Android programming guideline, yet again the documentation seems woefully inadequate. Anyhow, ALScoreKeeper now can rise again like a zombie. That is, rotate the screen without losing the scores.
ALScoreKeeper is a new Android app to help you track scores when playing games which require paper and pencil (eg, Canasta, Darts). When I grew up, paper and pencil were always handy, but nowadays they’re not while so many people have smartphones handy. Soooo, let the smartphone add and subtract points for you!