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JoomSport ver. 4.1.3 - Joomla component minor release

The change log of released JoomSport minor update 4.1.3 includes bug fixes and minor improvements, among them:

  • Native Joomla! CMS updater compatibility
  • The feedback widget linked to our new ideas-board added
  • Match Generator add-on algorithm improvement - now it flips home/away matches
  • Number of fixes for Scroll matches module
  • Player on bench - time statistic fixes
  • Player can move out without substitution, time counting adjustments
  • Language strings and links corrections
  • Matches search filter fix
  • Facebook share button fix
  • Moderator cannot delete matches via Front End

 Please download the new 4.1.3 version from your Members Area.

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JoomSport ver. 1.3.1 - WordPress sport plugin minor release

The change log of released JoomSport minor update 1.3.1 includes bug fixes and minor improvements, among them:

  • Language strings corrections
  • Default venue picture fixed
  • Venue order in lists
  • Deleted matches don't count in standings anymore
  • Display stages with 0 score
  • Team page - logo CSS changes
  • Calendar pagination fix
  • Do not show standings table for knockout matches

 Please download the new 1.3.1 version from your Members Area if you use Professional edition.

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New feedback system implemented

Successful utilization of customer feedback is a must-have for any software developer. Customers feedback and ideas is something that should guide and inform decision-making as well as influence the product roadmap.


Until now we were collecting ideas and customer wishes through the different channels including emails, forums, ticket system and even chat that is quite popular among JoomSport users. It was a bit tricky for us to organize all requests and understand where we should move our product development.

Today we introduce the new customer feedback system that we have implemented for our development team and our customers. Shortly we also will add feedback widgets to most of our products so you can easily navigate to the feedback portal from there.


You are welcome to

Submit your ideas or Vote for existing features

 

We would be glad to hear your feedback!

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JoomSport for WordPress - 1.3 release features overview

The BearDev development team pleased to deliver the new core product feature in 1.3.x release.

In version 1.3 long awaited Moderation functionality has been developed*. It will be useful and actual as for local leagues as for E-sport competitions. It's first implementation of FE management features so at this stage it includes basic functionality only. Don't hesitate to contact us and share your wishes and suggestions on adding more options into Moderating permissions section. 




Now if the corresponding option is enabled WordPress user can create Team or Player and manage it's information without full admin access. Moreover as soon as Moderator creates Team or Player he can assign it to the Season (if Season registration is opened) and create or edit it's matches. The functionality is handy and quite flexible as moderator rights can be limited in settings section, site admin is allowed to enable or disable the following permissions:

  • create teams/players/matches
  • edit matches
  • specify quantity of players/teams that can be created by one user.

Other implemented features:

  • Season registration by date*
  • Match date added on matchday quick creation page
  • Season Groups feature moved to Standard edition

Besides the improvements new version include bug fixes:

  • Missing menu in localized versions
  • Language strings - new added, corrections applied
  • Date format fix
  • Ranking with equal points
  • Highlighting teams limit removed

Check demo and if any questions appear feel free to contact our friendly support team any possible way: Chat, HelpDesk, Forum.

*Features are available in Pro version only.

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JoomSport for Joomla major release 4.1

Each JoomSport major release brings very special feeling to our team - emotion of celebration and proud of achievements. In fact it is the feeling that something important is changing again in our company and in our products and even more - that we actually leave a mark in history.

We're also glad to note that current release is not a trivial code update with some bug fixes but it includes some new WOW features inside. It was very hard to deliver this time - the team had so many discussions, disputes and emotions. Each member of our team hopes that EVERY customer who updates his local instances to the latest 4.1 release will also have this WOW feeling.

Let's go through the list of the changes together:

Improved Player statistic

 

We have delivered two optional blocks for Player profile page. Played minutes, Lineups, Substitutes, Goals and other Events can be displayed in Career block with flexible columns. This block allows comparing Player performance in different Seasons. Match Statistics block displays Player events by matches.

 

Matrix add-on

Effective way to display Round Robin fixtures and played matches. There is ability either display Matrix button on Season table or show a separate layout by adding the new Menu item. It is Delivered free of additional charge with the main product package as Matrix doesn't really bring new functionality but combines the way how the current data is presented.

Match timeline

Now match statistics is more useful than ever. Colorful timeline is a perfect visual display of Player events in their sequence. Match duration is used as base scale and event images are stringed on it.

New Calendar Layout

In JoomSport all matches are organized by Matchday and now there is ability to display Calendar by Matchday as well. Matches of separate Matchday on each page. Handy navigation allows getting to the required Matchday without any difficulties. By default Matchday with the most recent match is displayed first. Moreover new module with the same functionality is available in public version.

Mobile App API

Included mobile API will allow each client to purchase and use our future Mobile application product so this is the first step to get mobile application for your club or league.

Languages updates

Updated translation to Spanish (special thanks to Pasionporelrayo project), Slovak, Chinese, Portuguese, Czech, Slovenian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, French and Russian. Many thanks to all the translators who supported us on product localization!

Number of minor improvements and bug fixes

Predictions integration with Knockouts matches, Venue Google API fix, check version algorithm improvement, Match layout order by Player Extra field (Squad tab) doesn't work, unable to delete match custom status, improve knockout layout when branding removed, Today matches edit results are not added to the Season table, Scroll module alignment, fixed CSS for tooltip on calendar, big number inside the score fix, add all teams to the season fix.

Please download the new 4.1.2 version from your Members Area and install it on your website.

Check documentation and demo and if any questions appear feel free to contact our friendly support team any possible way: ChatHelpDeskForum.

We would be glad to hear your feedback.

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JoomSport for WordPress - 1.2 release features overview

Many of famous Championships and competitions are in full play so our new version of JoomSport – WordPress Sports Plugin will be very handy at these days.

We are pleased to deliver several comprehensive core product features in 1.2.x releases:

Ability to create hierarchical seasons. For several stages competitions you can use new functionality allowing creation of Season containers that includes several child Seasons inside – so stats will be collected for all child seasons and can be displayed on one page on FE.

Ability to use match results inside the groups from previous season (pro version). And even more there are few variants how achievements from previous season will be used in current ranking. It will be quite suitable for managing championships with several stages. So when the first stage is completed for example the best 4 participants continue compete with each other but only based on their head to head results from previous stage. Check all possible options in the documentation

Complex matches in Knockout (pro version). Effective feature for creating series of matches between the same participants in Knockout (Single elimination) type of competition. Let’s consider quite famous example NBA, major professional basketball league in North America, where currently the Conference Finals are played in a best-of-7 series.  Team has to get 4 wins with the same opponent before it will get to the next round.

Besides such significant improvements new version include bug fixes:

  • Bug with disconnected Away team when changing match status on match page
  • Optimized CSS for matches shortcode and matches widget
  • Number of bug hot fixes in 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 releases

Check demo and if any questions appear feel free to contact our friendly support team any possible way: Chat, HelpDesk, Forum.

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JoomLeague to JoomSport convertor developed

Many years ago we started our JoomSport product because we were choosing some Joomla sport component for our local football team. At that time JoomLeague was the most comprehensive and well known league management solution for Joomla. That was the product supported by open community. In spite of the fact that it had a lot of features our developer and co-founder Andrew didn't like much the structure of JoomLeague so decided to start their own product idea. That is how JoomSport was started more than eight years ago...

Couple of years ago JoomLeague stopped their official support due to the lack of community efforts. The last official release was compatible with Joomla CMS 2.5 only so the community had never received the official JoomLeague version with Joomla 3 compatibility.

Recently we had a chance to analyze JoomLeague structure on deeper level as number of clients requested to convert their data from JoomLeague to JoomSport. We should state that JoomLeague is really great product and it is a pity it has stopped the development. Honestly saying in some specific cases JoomSport still doesn't have the features that JoomLeague had many years ago! At the same time technology doesn't stand still so today we have to notice that JoomLeague became quite outdated system, in terms of design and CSS styling at least. So many clients have started looking for the way to convert their data from unsupported system to something new, officially supported and better looking.

Our team is glad to announce that we've managed to develop the script that converts JoomLeague data to JoomSport database. We have already converted number of clients who are quite happy with the result and we would be glad to share free the script with anyone interested. Still we need to say that migration process is quite complicated even if you have the script itself and in most cases it takes 3-4 iterations to complete the migration perfectly. So our custom development team is actually ready to provide JoomLeague data migration service for anyone interested.

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Mobile application for JoomSport - ready prototype.

February is time when our long-time plans are coming true. As many of you've already known we have been planning to launch Mobile Application during last year. We were collecting interested customers and feature suggestions. At this moment all preparation work have been done - we have already planned the initial functionality and core features so we glad to announce today that the design step has been completed also. As a result we have ready prototype that is available for public.

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The next step - is App development and we are planning to complete it within two months time. But before we start the development we are glad to make a great offer to our customers - we are looking for first 10 customers who would like to pre-order the App at greatly discounted price - just 499USD (1/3 of it's normal price). At this stage we already have first 4 customers who have already bought the application so there are 6 more vacant licenses on such knock-down prices left.

Don't miss a chance to get individual mobile application for your Sports website!

Pre-order mobile app

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JoomSport on WordPress directory

After we stopped supporting the free edition of JoomSport for Joomla we constantly receive question weather we have the plans to build a free version of our product with basic features. As far as CMS market is moved from Joomla to WordPress blogging platform we decided to create such free JoomSport product for the most popular CMS, WordPress.

So recently standard version of JoomSport WordPress sport plugin became available on WordPress directory. It's absolutely free solution to build your sports web site easily. Std edition includes basic set of features such as:

  • Single and Team type of competitions
  • Chronologically organized Seasons that consist of one or several MatchDays with Matches.
  • Team page with photos and statistic
  • Player profile 
  • Responsive and professionally designed frond end based on bootstrap framework

But there are some features that are available in JoomSport Pro version on top of that:

  • Knockout type of Matchday
  • Venue 
  • Events for Player and Match statistic
  • Extra fields for Player/Team/Match details
  • Club

Check the full features list on JoomSport.com

Upgrading to JoomSport Pro edition is quite fast and easy, moreover all data is saved during this process.

We keep the development active for the new product. We have already issued three public versions, in the nearest future we will deliver 1.2 release with knockout match sets, complex seasons and some time after that - front end management and Match generator add-on.

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Happy Holidays!

It's one of the best time of the year and Christmas arrived slightly early at BearDev. On behalf of BearDev team we would like to wish everyone a happy holidays time!

We truly believe everyone deserves a holiday present, therefore you will be pleased to know that we are giving away any selected JoomSport add-on for anyone buying JoomSport annual license or annual license support period extension. Offer is valid till the beginning of 2017.

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