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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 At the same time technology doesn't stand still so today we have to notice that JomLeague became quite outdated system, in terms of design and CSS styling at least.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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Guest — Oğuz
That's one good work and it's open. All i can say is thank you for the best of efforts guys. And you're being completely honest is... Read More
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 21:44
Guest — max
hi, great job. I need to try convert from Joomleague to JoomSport WP. How can I get the script and instructions on how to use it?
Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:44
Guest — max
sorry, I did not realize it was a paid service, now I saw it ($ 199!). I think it would have been better if you offered it as a gi... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:50
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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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Guest — djunarifta
How to get this promo (add on)?
Saturday, 24 December 2016 18:14
Guest — BearDev support
Hello Simply process annual license purchase, we will grant any wanted add-on at no charge afterwards.Sorry we got this complicate... Read More
Saturday, 24 December 2016 18:42
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JoomSport 1.0.2 (beta) WordPress sports plugin release

joomSport WordPress sport plugin

We are very proud to announce that JoomSport WordPress sport plugin version is already public!

The current release is open for clients who purchased the discounted license in our web shop and available for downloading in Members Area. The introductory price will be kept for a while until the moment we release the Front end management and Knockout features.

We have ported huge number of features into WordPress and some of them appeared even more flexible due to native WordPress structure and features compliance. Here is the main list available at this stage:

  • Professionally designed responsive views based on Bootstrap framework
  • Tournaments for single players or teams
  • Seasons with adjusting Standing view, groups, score settings, color highlighting

standings table - sport for WordPress

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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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JoomSport Match Generator 4.0.16 has been released

We are pleased to announce that new version of Match Generator add-on is already available. Based on customers’ requests we have done the following implementations:

  • Group Dividing. Now matches can be generated as between participants of one group as for all participants of the season (regardless of the group)
  • Participant order. Check user friendly drag and drop feature for sorting participants before generate matches
  • Minor improvements: Interface updates, language fixes, design issues etc.

Please buy the add-on in our web shop or download your copy from members area.

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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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JoomSport Match Generator Add-on Saves Your Forces for Bigger Challenges

JoomSport Matches generator

Now, when spring starts in the north and Australia meets autumn, comes a truly busy period for national sport leagues worldwide since many of them start their seasons in 2016. And, whatever is the tournament you’d like to start building online, you will likely find this task pretty embarrassing and awkward.

For example, the Australian Football League season, starting in March usually, consisted of 206 games in 2015, including 23 rounds and 18 final matches. Or, the 2015 Major League Soccer season took 340 matches to figure out the winner. So, it really doesn’t seem to be an easy walk to create manually that overwhelming number of matches, different match days, and seasons on you web site.

But, if you utilize the JoomSport extension you can take advantage of the JoomSport Match Generator add-on recently released and cataloged in our store.

The add-on allows streamlining the process above and enables you to generate matches in several clicks. This functionality saves tons of your time and keeps you from manual mistakes.

JoomSport Match Generator Features

  • Generates matchdays and matches automatically;
  • Supports Group, Knockout, and Double elimination matchday types;
  • Fully integrated into JoomSport;
  • Provides simple and intuitive configuration.

Future Development Roadmap

After collecting our first customers' reviews we decided to further enhance the product. First of all the improved sorting function will be added so it becomes easier to sort teams during the Matches generation process. Also, it is planned to develop the ability to generate matches of a selected Season Group only. The changes above will be delivered within the next JoomSport major release scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.

Add-on Installation

During the installation process you need to fulfill two actions. For a start, you should follow the BE -> Components -> JoomSport -> Add-ons path, choose the Match Generator add-on file and press the Install button.

Next, you need to publish the add-on to activate its functionality that completes the installation process.

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I need a way to create matches on the fly for example using a location based plugin can we search available teams and create a mat... Read More
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 19:44
Guest — Dmitry, BearDev team
Hello+Scott%2CMatch+Generator+doesn't+have+features+such+as+location+search.+It+generates+matches+for+selected+team+%2F+players+wi... Read More
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:16
Guest — ZerReaper
Hi, why is this add-on free for Wordpress Pro but not for Joomsport Pro?
Friday, 09 June 2017 11:41
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Interview with Roberto "LORD" López, CEO of Electronic Sports Masters™

Interview with Roberto "LORD" López, CEO of Electronic Sports Masters™

BD: Hi, Roberto! Nice to see you. And, right of the bat, let’s start with your vision of the e-Sports industry and your company’s niche inside of it.

RL: Hi BearDev team, first of all let me thank you and your team for this opportunity. As you know, there have always been videogames tournaments among friends and, at a low scale, in specialized shops or in local associations. These events were clearly amateur-oriented, with the addition of some national or even international events, but the 90s are clearly a step forward for professional and competitive gaming.Over the last years, the e-Sports recognition increased a lot and this is mainly due to the industry created around it. Leagues and events organized by the Electronic Sports League (ESL) for example, or even by the developers of the most competitively successful games themselves, such as Riot (League of Legends), Blizzard Entertainment (Starcraft, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm), Valve (DotA and Counter Strike), or Activision (Call of Duty) take advantage of the media the same way as big regular sport events do.The key figure to understand the impact of e-Sports is 32 million viewers for the Finale of the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship in 2013, which was higher than the NBA play-offs of the same year.Regarding the Electronic Sports MastersTM (ESMTM), as you said, our objective is to promote e-Sports as well as the principles and values of the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF), but focusing on a single game, ARMA III.

BD: Is it true that e-Sports involve only a thin layer of the society mainly consisting of young people between 21 and 34 years old? And, what is your current audience structure?

RL: Having a look at the current evolution, I would even say younger, as kids now seem to be born with a tablet in their hands. Regarding Arma 3, it is a bit different because a big part of its community, players and ideas men are following the saga since its beginning in 2001 with the release of Operation Flashpoint… and it was 14 years ago. More recently, we decided to get figures about the average age among our audience, here are the results:

  • 38.9% between 20 and 25;
  • 22.2% older than 36;
  • 16.7% between 26 and 30;
  • 16.7%between 31 and 35;
  • 5.6% younger than 20.

* Around 40% are players older than 31.

This shows that the ARMA III community is made of experienced players mainly due to the game developer company itself, Bohemia Interactive, which gave the code in open source as well as the tools allowing add-ons and mods to be created. About BI, I would like to add that their business model and the way they take care of the community are simply unique. Just have a look at the life duration of their games and free content they develop, such as e.g. the latest update “Nexus” released in November or the next one called “Eden” to be released at the beginning of 2016 with a powerful 3D edition tool, and as I said, everything is free!These are the things that make a player/customer faithful to the saga and create his special connection with the company.

BD: e-Sports seem to become a highly competitive market. How do you take the blow? What are the most important success components for you?

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