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JoomSport 3.2 for WordPress released - performance improved

It's been a while since we posted something new about JoomSport for WordPress and we are happy to share the latest changes with you.

Significant performance improvement for all major pages

JoomSport community is growing everyday and customers with really huge database started to use our software. That is really good news! Unfortunately previously such websites faced speed problems on stats pages because of the initial WordPress structure and JoomSport tables. In version 3.2 we have greatly improved performance on all Standings views, including widgets and shortcodes, on Team and Match result page. Now even in case of any inflow of website visitors JoomSport pages will perform without timeouts.

Minor improvements:
* Player stats widget added to standard edition
* SEO improvements
* Styling improvements
* Mobile styles improved
* Ability to edit Season assigned Extra fields for Player in Single competition

Bugfixes:

* Delete matchday action will recount tables now
* Knockout 7 and 77 score issue (Pro)
* Team overview - all matches are Away
* Moderator without team can edit any match (Pro)
* Using the selectors to enter a zero score messes the fixture up
* Search on Calendar is not working for Mobiles
* Matches order incorrect on Calendar once generated by Match gen (Pro)
* Remove Team column from Player stats page for singles

Please update your JoomSport version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us by Chat or HelpDesk or Forum if any questions appear.

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Major release JoomSport 5.0.4 is available

We know you’ve been waiting ages for us to publish the new JoomSport for Joomla version. We have done a long way to bring the high demanded release to production - we changed many aspects serving our clients to bring the best customer experience and keep going with the product development. 

Let's check the details of what was delivered in the latest release:

Live matches feature

Now live match streaming is available in JoomSport. There is new "Live" tab where match details and comments are posted by Season admin. It is connected to Facebook, Twitter and could be also just the new way how to manage your game details via front end.

Standings columns shorten names 

Now Standings layout much more adaptive to the screen size and displays shortened column names accordingly to screen resolution. The software analyzes the width available during the page load and displays the full or shortened names according to the space available. There is also ability to edit shortened names in language files.

New icons set

As you might have noticed already the new release is also loaded with completely new flat icons set. Professional look and feel is something you can expect from every point of our software now!

Vertical Timeline for goals and cards

Among new features the new vertical timeline has been implemented. Once you assign time to every player event in game you will get well organized timeline with modern look and feel.

 

New date type extra field allows to enter birth date that will be displayed as age or birthday on FE.

Completely new knockout design delivered. Clean, simple and accurate.

Finally we are happy to introduce the full list of applied improvements and bugfixes included into version 5.0.4: 

Improvements:

• Persons, such as coach or managers can be added to Team Roster cards
• Box score total flexible calculating - New ability to set up each Box score stats item, enable it's columns and totals separately for Team, Match, Player.

• Box score FE management improved css
• Scroll matches module CSS major improvements: new design for game block
• Standings module improvements - shortened names applied
• Team match events management improved in admin panel. You don't need to spend days clicking on drop down for every team level statistic.
• Highlight team feature view improved on standings layout. It is more accurate and simple.
• Display Knockout matchday name on Standings layout
• Bonus points column added to standings
• Multilanguage for groups added

Bug fixes:
• Unpublished Seasons are still displayed
• Team overview stats bug
• Apostrophe in name issue
• Double elimination bug
• Item id is not applied to Current form in Standings module
• Back button is language variable now
• Season table module by Groups bug
• Match Search on Calendar bug
• Players sorting issue on Team page
• Player list sorting issue
• Player stat issue fixed after removing player from team
• Match details pop up fix on Calendar page
• Person assigned to Season bug
• Knockout score bug
• Persons Extra field bug on Quick match create page.

 

Please download the new version from your Members Area. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will be glad to have a discussion. Feel free to contact us if any questions appear.

Thank you for being with us!

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JoomSport 3.1 delivers a pure beauty

 

 

As a fact we've heard that JoomSport is quite comprehensive system and may be even features-ridden so in this release we decided to work mainly with interfaces and facilities without adding new functional features.

Number of pleasant enhancements are applied:

  • New icons set
  • Knockout redesign (Pro)
  • Shortened name for Rank column on standings
  • Logo for standings widget
  • Improved design of all matches shortcodes and widgets
  • Group by matchday on Calendar mobile view
  • Improved design for Calendar mobile view
  • Improved active tabs view in FireFox
  • Minor CSS improvements

Check JoomSport demo to see all the nice perks delivered!

Player list improvements:

Besides for perception convenience we have advanced Player list view. Now in JoomSport Settings you are able to specify Event or Extra field to order Players on Player list page. Moreover Countable events stats is added to Player list view so you can easily display there for example player Points stats for Hockey or Sum of cards for Soccer. Added Team column allows your website users to understand Player membership without visiting his Profile page.

Certainly bugfixes:

  • CRITICAL HOTFIX (Pro) - WordPress 4.9.2 compatibility - Knockout delete function clears all season matches.
  • https links in link type extra field are not working
  • Removed inline CSS from matches widget
  • Group by in roster is not working when field is not displayed on player list
  • Removed non-functional registration button on season layout
  • Current form custom name is not applied
  • Custom shortened names are not applied for standings shortcodes and widgets

Please update your version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us if any questions appear.

BIG thanks to our Front end developer Vitaliy who did great job in this release!

 

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What it takes to create the Best Sport Mobile Application for your sport site

 

After checking major sport league and team customers` traffic statistics we have found out that from 30% to 60% of site visitors are using mobile devices. What is more, the number of such visitors is only growing day by day. That was a good reason for our team to start thinking of how JoomSport data is delivered to end users phones. Is access from mobile easy? Would it be enough to use responsive design or we need to improve and do something else?

After many discussions, we have come to agreement that the best solution would be Sport Mobile Application.

 

What it takes to develop Sport Mobile application

Have you ever dreamt of having Sport Mobile App for your league or sport club? Up-to-date functional mobile application that will include full sport statistic and even news feed about your major events? Nowadays many sport leagues and teams are ordering Mobile Application development from different software development companies. Unfortunately, very often final result is far from perfect in terms of functionality, structure, design and (most important!) quality.  The price for developing sport Mobile App with very basic functionality and statistic delivery might start from $10'000 and can go as high as $30’000 – 50’000! Impressive, right?

But don`t lose your hope on getting your own Sport Mobile App! We have something to offer.

 

Pre-made Sport mobile application solution

As a result of our eight years` experience in sport software development we have worked out our own exceptional way to create sport mobile applications at a very competitive price and with low development risk.

We are happy to present http://app.joomsport.com service that allows you to get a Sport Mobile App with ready-made blocks right now!

 

Two big benefits of JoomSport Mobile App

Convenient access to your sport league or team data

Imagine that you need to quickly check the information about your team or a game using any mobile device. It is not very convenient to use Web browser on mobile device as you have to always remember the site address. Mobile application solves this problem for sure. You can simply install your favorite league App once and always have easy and up-to-date access to all the information you need.

Games Score notification

Another advantage of JoomSport App is customizable notifications. Your users will be able to select only teams they would like to follow. Once any of these teams plays a match, all details about this will be immediately shown in App notifications! Updates about game results will be coming throughout the whole league season.

JoomSport Mobile sport App has both Android and iOS versions, so all users can enjoy personalized approach.  

 

Cons and Pros of JoomSport Mobile App

What are the main advantages and disadvantages of ordering JoomSport Mobile App instead of developing App from scratch?

Quick delivery!

For us preparing a complete sport league statistic solution for both Android and iOS versions will take from one to two weeks! You won`t need to waste your time on creating new design, app development and delivery stages. We have already done that for you.

No development risks

Your Application has already been created. Basically all we need to do is to deliver it! The process is very simple and we are going to help you at every stage. Our team will gladly walk you through the process of ordering Apple and Google marketplace accounts, choosing App icons and finally connecting your App code to your JoomSport database. Yes, you got it right - as simple as that!

Big savings on delivery cost

Ordering App from us will save you a huge amount of investments you would need to spend on the traditional full cycle development.  Proper sport app from any trustworthy development company will cost you around 10 000 - 20 000 dollars depending on functionality. The price of our App is 10-20 times lower!

Sounds like a good deal, huh?

Our solution has only one disadvantage: your App will have a pre-defined structure following our JoomSport core solution structure. However, even this limitation is customizable and we can remove or add any kind of functionality that you might require at a very reasonable cost.

 

JoomSport mobile App delivery process

What is the delivery process for JoomSport Mobile App? Well, it includes three steps:

Step number 1. Set up your sport data in JoomSport and then send a request for Mobile App delivery. From the technical point of view it would be significantly easier to roll out Mobile App using JoomSport data as far as it has the entire required API integrated.

Step number 2. Purchase marketplace development accounts from Apple and Google. Of course, you can skip buying these accounts and publish your app under our development accounts. However, if you would like to have the App delivered under your name, you will need to create your own account that would let users be sure that App is official.

Step number 3. Get your app delivered in accordance with the pricing plan! The App will be integrated with your site sport data, come under your name and have your branded logos.   

 

Contact us to order your Sport Mobile App!

 

F.A.Q.

Can you modify mobile sport App for me personally and add some extra functionality?

Sure! We will be glad to offer you any modifications based on our $50/hour rate. Please contact us in order to request the estimate.

I don't use JoomSport for managing my games. Can you integrate your Mobile App with my custom sport database?

Yes, we can do that. The pricing is specified in our custom development pricing plan. Please contact us to check if we will be able to complete such integration within the offered price.

Will there be any mention of BearDev development company in my App?

No, we are not going to add it unless you request us to do so. The App will be distributed under your brand name only.

How much the App support cost and what will be included in the price?

One year of free App support is included into the development cost. After that we will provide annual support for 30% of the initial price. For example, if you select our regular plan, annual support will cost you $298 per year. The service includes delivering public App updates and notifications service.

Which infrastructure is used to deliver notifications to the end users?

We use reliable and 100% secure Amazon services to deliver notifications about your games.

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JoomSport Mobile App - public release of Android edition

 

We are glad to announce that JoomSport Mobile Application service is available for Android platform since December 21, 2017.

The features list (Standings, Schedule, Game, Player and Team pages as well as Notification subscriptions) for Android App is pretty much similar to what we have introduced on iOS but the interfaces are slightly different. We have tried to deliver the experience that is common for Android platform.

You are welcome to request more information or App demonstration!

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Getting ready to FIFA World Cup - new predictions functionality

Sport predictions for wordpress

FIFA World cup 2018 is not far away and we are getting more and more customers who are interested to create football predictions on their WordPress sites.

We've planned three big sport products (features) to be released to get ready for FIFA WORLD CUP event that will be held in Russia in 2018:

  1. Lately we have delivered big update for our WordPress sport predictions plugin (read details below), including introduction of the paid Pro edition.
  2. We are planning to introduce the new knockout predictions functionality within next four weeks. If you've ever heard about March Madness predictions - that is something we are working on now.
  3. We are planning to introduce the new life ticker WordPress plugin that will be dedicated to FIFA World Cup and will easily deliver all the event structure (teams, groups, games) without any setting up hassle!

Let's now check what functionality the most recent 1.2 version of JoomSport Prediction plugin delivers:

Improved leaderboard view together with Place changing indicator (Pro edition) makes leaderboard of predictors very representative. Now you can check how users have changed their prediction positions comparing with previous played round.

Such features as Avatars for users and Highlight logged in user allows to make prediction interface more user friendly and informative.

Wordpress sport prediction leaderboard

Private leagues (Pro edition) Now user can create his own Prediction league (open for public or just for selected users) and invite his friends to make predictions there.

Private leagues for predictions

Flexible ability to add prediction blocks (Pro edition): Top predictions, By winner side, Both teams to score, Score over to JoomSport match page makes Prediction functionality more accessible and visible for website users. Now users will see how others have predicted on the match pages.

Predictions blocks on match page

 Other minor improvements and fixes:

  • Improved UI creating leagues and rounds
  • New icons
  • Save message
  • Localization fixes

 

Download the free version or buy Pro edition

 

Check how the features work on predictions plugin demo or read the documentation.

 

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JoomSport 3.0.1 for WordPress 4.9 - Urgent compatibility HOTFIX

Our previous version of JoomSport plugin became incompatible with the latest WordPress 4.9 release. The new 3.0.1 JoomSport delivers a single compatibility fix for Matchday list.

Please DO NOT USE outdated version of JoomSport with latest 4.9 WordPress, it might ruin your database.

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Split ranking in WordPress Achievements plugin1.3. Green light for Golf.

We have delivered number of small but very valuable changes in latest version 2.1 of JoomSport Achievements. Hopefully they will help such sports like Golf to manage better results ranking and will improve general usability of the product.

We have delivered three simple changes:

  • Split ranking. Once number of competitors have equal results on season or stage level, the placing is splitting between them. If you use Points based ranking, points number will be awarded based on their given place number
  • Improved buttons on Stage layout as well as front pages CSS to deliver user friendly process and better styling for dark colored sites
  • Improved field checks on stage category creation step

Feel free to download the update from WordPress marketplace.

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JoomSport 3.0 for WordPress - Persons and other core improvements

Persons

We would like to present Persons section that was received with great enthusiasm in JoomSport Joomla version. Finally it became available in our WordPress Sport plugin. Now you can manage Referees, Coaches and all other staff with their own profile page including photo or any needed additional information. Ability to create Person type Extra field allows assigning Persons to required item for example to Team, to Match or even to Venue. Moreover once Person is added to Team it will appear on Team Roster page.

Date type of Extra field

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Getting ready for 2018 FIFA World Cup with updated WordPress sport predictions plugin

Are you ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Russia? The most popular sport entertainment is obviously sports predictions! Don't miss a chance to add this functionality to your sport website.

WordPress sport predictions plugin has been just updated. We have added critical features that make it even more attractive and definitely very user friendly. Let's go though the changes list:

  • New options for ordering leaderboard. Sort Your users according to the order you need!
  • New option to count Points on leaderboard. Now you can count points instantly or only once the round is finished.
  • Filters on Round edit. We've made it very easy to find and add matches that you need. You can also add many matches in one click now.
  • The new columns on LeaderBoard view - enjoy the full statistic for your predictions
  • Translation, time zone settings

Feel free to download the update from WordPress.org!

We are planning more updates in November for this selected product so it will be even easier to track matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and deliver even more fun to your site visitors. Stay tuned, stay with JoomSport!

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