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JomLeague 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 JomLeague 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 JomLeague so decided to start their own product idea. That is how JoomSport was started more than eight years ago...

Couple of years ago JomLeague 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 JomLeague 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 JomLeague 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 JomLeague had many years ago! At the same time technology doesn't stand still so today we have to notice that JomLeague became quite outdated system, in terms of design and CSS styling at least.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 JomLeague 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 JomLeague 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!

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Massive Joomla sport templates update

BearDev team is glad to announce release of renovated Kodiak template. 

Kodiak Joomla sport template has quite a long history beginning from 2012. Unfortunately it had been being our secondary product for the longest time and we hadn't been able to pay enough attention to it so the design and features became pretty much outdated. Previously Kodiak template was not responsive and the worst fact that it was not adjusted to JoomSport perfectly. So about half a year ago we realized it would be great if we can renew it to meet the latest design and tech trends. The team accepted this challenge.

During last few months our development team put in great efforts and now we are glad to share with you the results of our work:

  • The new Kodiak template is totally mobile friendly, has responsive front end structure, it has passed cross-browsers and cross-devices testing so we are sure that it performs correctly
  • Back End usability has been adjusted with new features: ability to assign logo, slogan, copyright, specify color combination
  • Implemented original Sign in/Sign up buttons
  • Implemented new high demand positions such as Slider, Breadcrumbs etc.
  • Adapted Joomla Registration page and News feed page, so such pages will blend seamlessly into whole website design.
  • Menu performance has been restructured and improved 
  • New Footer design with separate blocks has been implemented
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JoomSport Predictions Add-on - can be better than betting

Today there is variety of entertainments and it’s not so easy to attract new website visitors and what even more difficult is to keep visitors on the website. This is particularly true for sport web portals, intense rivalry makes owners to implement new solutions. One of the sure-fire solutions is Gambling. Gambling has been staying popular since pre-historic times of Ancient India, it lures people in all corners of the world at all times. By references to this fact BearDev team decided to develop almost indispensable functionality for entertaining Sport website visitors!

Let us to introduce tool for Joomla based websites – JoomSport add-on, Joomla Sports Predictions that has been just released and is already available in our WebShop.

The add-on allows creating prediction leagues and adding matches from JoomSport seasons. Once JoomSport matches are marked as played, users will gain their points depending on league settings and predictions submissions.

 

JoomSport Predictions add-on Features

  • Enable predictions option for chosen JoomSport leagues;
  • Set up point system for each league separately;
  • Allows any registered Joomla user to make predictions;
  • Display Users Leaderboard according to prediction results;
  • Individually stats for each user;
  • Provides simple and intuitive configuration.

Check how the features work on predictions add-on demo or read the documentation available.

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JoomSport 4.0.19 release - important fixes and UI improvements included

The change log of the released JoomSport for Joomla update 4.0.19 includes many improvements and number of important bug fixes.

Welcome the new UI improvements - clear and accurate.

After number of similar requests from our customers JoomSport product team decided to improve the front end UI of all JoomSport pages slightly. We have removed the component border and the color from the component header. We also commented the back navigation link in the source code. Normally customers use browser back function for such action. If you still need it you can remove comments from code. New default venue image is added. Some other minor front end and back end UI improvements are also delivered.

So the final result - clear and nice UI on all pages that fit any Joomla theme in better way and are not overloaded with extra design items.

Release compatibility with new Joomla sport Predictions add-on.

Following our customer's requests we have extended JoomSport with special add-on that allows your site visitors to make match predictions and then to monitor who is the prediction leader once matches are played. This is just a perfect way to improve your sport league or club site visitors engagement. Add-on is available with 30% discount at our shop for a limited period of time. Special thanks to Ukranian AnimaUnity project for powering up this JoomSport extension!

Template override method.

If you are looking for overriding the native JoomSport html views and don't want to loose it during JoomSport updates, now you have this ability supported by JoomSport developers. The new method is described in JoomSport FAQ section.

New translations inside

At this stage JoomSport is partially translated in over 18 languages. The present release contains updates for Italian, Russian, Slovenian, Slovak, Polish, Spanish and some others. Are you interested to support us on your local language translation? Join our translators team in Transifex!

Issue fixes delivered:

  • Team drop down in matchday CSS 
  • Extra time score points counting
  • Highlight your team in the season table module doesn't work
  • Players from deleted season are displayed on team page FE for all seasons
  • Player list menu item for all seasons cannot be created
  • Venue address is not displayed on FE
  • Error once you try to re-save Matchday with updated match status
  • Sort by extra field doesn't work in Player list menu item
  • Tooltip class name changed to avoid conflicts with 3rd party templates

Please download the new 4.0.19 version from your Members Area and install it on your website. Pay your attention that Season table module need to be updated as well.

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