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Swiss Water Polo results site renovation - interview with Michael Badulescu

Summer is great for all kinds of sports and it is especially suitable for outdoor activities, just like running, jumping, cycling, and … swimming, of course. Today we are talking to Michael Badulescu, CTO of Swisswaterpolo.com about the latest enhancements implemented for the national water polo web site by the BearDev team.


MICHAEL BADULESCU
Swiss Waterpolo, Chief Technical Director

BearDev: We know Switzerland as the country of a thousand lakes. As far as Swimming is greatly popular among Swiss people, would you say the same regarding water polo?
MB: Unfortunately, it is not so popular as Swimming, but we are growing slowly. Water polo in Switzerland is quite small community with about 1’500 licensed players. The competitions are played in swimming pools, so the numbers of lakes doesn’t help us a lot.

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WordPress sport plugin - Alfa release is on testing board

JoomSport WordPress sport plugin Alfa version is ready and submitted for internal testing. In the nearest future we will announce Beta version for public Beta testing, details about beta testing you can find on our forum. To stay informed about the WordPress Sport plugin development subscribe to appropriate blog category.

The first Stable release will contain almost all features that are included into JoomSport for Joomla, still some of them are postponed to the future releases to improve the initial delivery time. The second major release is planned for the end of 2016 and will include such major features as:

  • Knockout type of competition
  • Front End league management
  • eSport settings
  • player and team registration via Front End

Future WordPress plugin Road-map includes:

  • Match Generator add-on
  • Double elimination type of competition
  • Ability to copy Season with all settings and participants

Compare editions page contain the full details about the features planned.

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JoomSport minor release 4.0.17

The change log of released JoomSport minor update 4.0.17 includes minor bug fixes and improvements, among them:

  • Season standings layout - by group filtering fix
  • Player images thumbs display improvement on Team layout (players tab, option with player photos)
  • Season table module by group filtering fix

 Please download new 4.0.17 version from your Members Area and install on your website. Pay your attention that Season table module need to be updated as well.

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New JoomSport.com welcomes guests

We always keep our doors open for new visitors, prospects and our old friends, but this week we have a special reason to welcome you in.

This moment, JoomSport project goes through multiple renovations, including products, services, and the store as well. We’ve already announced this renewal in our previous posts and finally it has come true. At last, we are ready to show you our new store and tell about the major obtained changes and improvements.

New JoomSport.com Design

This is the first thing catching your eyes and possibly most obvious change. Now, walking through the JoomSport pages you will likely find your browsing experience pleasant and seamless. We moved away from heavy images and graphics eliminating even the smallest distortion in your journey.

Creating the new appearance of our store we tried to take into account all your wishes and best usability practices to embody our dream of an innovative and comfortable point of sales. The improved structure of the store and clear menu allow you to find all necessary pages including products, demos and documentation much faster.

Even though, JoomSport.com have already been mobile-friendly this time we tried to consider each and every particular case and device to refine your on-the-go online experience.

WordPress Sport Plugin and Mobile Apps pre-order open

Moreover, within the current global update we continue widening our portfolio and glad to offer you two new products and save up to 40% of their full prices.

Our flagship product, JoomSport, will soon become available as a WordPress sport plugin and today you can purchase it just for $111. Offered discount - 30%.
The second coming soon and available for pre-ordering products are sport mobile applications that will deliver your JoomSport data straight on your league fun's mobile devices. Here, the price cut is even deeper, and you can get them for $499 only. The offer includes Android and iOS applications.

But, that’s not all. Celebrating the birth our new store we also offer you to save 10% on your first purchase on JoomSport.com with the Grand Opening coupon - UPD2016. Hope, you’ll enjoy your visit.

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New JoomSport is Going to Meet Your Expectations

Soon, our whole team will celebrate a new global update of our flagship product JoomSport.

The updated product was inspired by our customers and created for them entirely. We’ve made a lot in order to meet most of your voiced needs and allow you to enjoy the new look and feel of the extension. 

This update, intended for both JoomSport admins and fans, drastically rebuilds the product’s back end and front end. And today we are going to unveil the main features that are going to make JoomSport greatly a new extension.

Latest JoomSport Features

Bootstrap Based Layout

Most importantly, the updated extension has a new advanced tech stack with Bootstrap 3 as the central element. It delivers consistent look for many standard web items, makes the layout of the product fully-responsive and provides you with great user experience on all mobile devices.

New JoomSport

Responsive Add-on is included 

As far as the front end of the extension is based on Bootstrap that doesn’t require developing a stand-alone product for mobile devices, we’ve included Responsive Add-on into the package by default and for free.

Back end Usability

The update improves almost all the sides of our product since the front end and back end improvements go together just hand in hand.

Among other things, the new backed includes a streamlined navigation, convenient and clear configuration, and user-friendly design. The new logical organization of options and their improved appearance flat-out saves your time and efforts.

JoomSport back end menu

Easy Learning Process

While creating the new back end design and new level of usability we considered the entire process of the extension configuration both as a daily routine and learning. Every-day routines are just about experience, while learning requires passion. So, our idea was to make our back end more usable and involving simultaneously.

As a result, now even beginning users will quickly embrace the logic of particular operations and the overall workflow of the JoomSport extension. The whole back end contains numerous notifications, information links, and explanations. The provided documentation contains step-by-step guides linking to even more detailed tutorials, if necessary.

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