Version 2.7 of BG Stats introduces Play sharing! You can send a Play file (which has the extension .bgsplay) via any service (email, messaging, AirDrop or Android Beam) to other users of BG Stats. When you receive a Play file, open it with BG Stats, an import screen will let you match the play data (Players, Game and Location) to your own entries. This way all data is correctly mapped on import. Your choices will be saved for the next time.
- On a Play overview screen, press Share, and choose Send Play file.
- Choose a sharing-service, or save the file on your device and send it via any way you like later.
- When you receive a file, open it with BG Stats to view the import screen.
- On the import screen, the Players, Game and Location of the received Play are displayed. Different colours denote the match status:
- Red: no match found. Tap the item to choose a match, or leave the item unmatched, in which case it will be added to your Players, Games or Locations.
- Yellow: a match suggestion has been found. If it’s correct, you don’t have to do anything. Otherwise, tap the item to change the match.
- Green: you matched this item on a previous import. You can still change the match if you want.
- You can remove the match for an item by swiping right to left over it. It will turn red again.
- Matches you make are saved for the next time, so they will be automatically matched again and turn green. The matches are saved per sender of the Play file.
- Press Import, and confirm.
- You can view a list of imported plays and their source via Settings > Import, Export and Backup > Imported Plays.
At this time you can share only one Play at a time, the ability to share multiple plays will come in the future.
Issues we’re working on to fix:
- iOS: when you have no Player set to be ‘Me’, sending a Play file crashes
Android: saving file to local storage seems to only work on external storage. Android: saved file to Google Drive doesn’t have the correct extension (.bgsplay) Android 8: some reports of crashes when sharing the play.
How can I send a file via WhatsApp on iOS?
WhatsApp doesn’t support sharing files directly from another app (only images and text). You can save the file locally first, and then send it from within WhatsApp. It’s a WhatsApp security limitation.