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What it takes to create the Best Sport Mobile App 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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Best selling WordPress sport theme launches partnership with JoomSport sport plugin

 What makes a sport website successful? Having more than 10 years of experience in building success stories for sports projects we can state with confidence that a great sports website needs three major parts:

  • Detailed sport statistics;
  • Great sport news content;
  • And the last, but not the least, is attractive design.

Usually sport news are managed and delivered by league or sport club managers. Unfortunately, until now our JoomSport WordPress sport plugin was missing such important feature as easy and quick delivery of great sport designs. We are happy to say that everything has changed!

 

All this time our team has been looking for the best WordPress sport themes examples and we have finally found the ideal one. We are glad to introduce you top flight Real Soccer theme by GoodLayers. Real Soccer theme is one of the most popular and demanded responsive WordPress sport themes – especially for football and soccer sport clubs. How can we prove that it's the best solution for you? Easily. Just check out three reasons:

  1. Real Soccer theme is included into the top five best selling WordPress sport themes list on the most popular in the world theme marketplace (Themeforest.net).
  2. The theme is the 1st prize winner in WordPress sport themes niche.
  3. If you enter "best WordPress sport theme" query in Google, you will see that almost all top rated blogs have RealSoccer WordPress sport theme in their list.

Are you still not sure? Just check Real Soccer theme demo and you will have no more hesitations seeing their great features and awesome functional design.

Today we are glad to announce the delivery of design integration between JoomSport WordPress sport plugin and Real Soccer WordPress sport theme.

Starting October 2017, RealSoccer theme will be delivered with JoomSport Standard edition. This integration is officially supported both by GoodLayers and BearDev. What is more, we are working on the process of integration with other great WordPress sports themes: Splash, Big Slam and WP Soccer.

Check WordPress sport theme demo website to see the results of this integration and don't miss a chance to take your sport project to the totally new level. Stay tuned! Stay with JoomSport!

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JoomSport for WordPress 2.1 - Roster, CSV Import and more...

2.1. wordpres sport plugin release

CSV import feature

Today is a good day, isn't it?

We sure it is, because we have great news: now there is no more need to fill JoomSport data manually you can finally upload Players, Teams and even Matches to your JoomSport WordPress sport plugin using CSV import feature. Functionality available for Pro version holders and allows you to upload all required data for Players, Teams and Matches including extra fields. Import is very flexible as it allows you to use almost any file structure - you can choose yourself what fields you import.

Even more - it is all included into our Pro version without any additional charge!

Team Roster

The second great implementation is a new advanced view for Team roster. It includes ability to display players' photos in a professional way with their Number and other additional information. Also you can group players by any selected extra field, for example position or role.

sport team roster

Player list, Matchday shortcodes and Match Generator improvement

New Player list shortcode extends the facilities to display information on the required part of your website for selected team. Two views are available - Photos and Players Stats. Shortcodes Matchday delivers ability to display matches from selected matchday including Knockout trees anywhere across your site.

Moreover we have one more good news: Schedule generating is now possible with new algorithm - Berger system. It is officially used by UEFA and some other sport associations so it is easy now to create game schedule for most of the international leagues. Please read more details about Berger algorithm here.

Other features added

Our team was working very hard to deliver a lot of more features and in fact this time it was quite tricky to decide if we had to change the release number for 3.0 or 2.1

* Extra field display in player list
* Player stats shortcode moved to ST edition
* Emblem for standings shortcode
* Redeveloped shortened names for standings
* Add columns to Squad list
* Ability to specify seconds for Match event

Bug Fixes

We also delivered number of Bug fixes to improve quality of our product:

* Knockout match statuses issues
* CSS styles adjustments
* Box score and statistics views and blocs fixes
* Matches widget and shortcode issues
* Demo data errors
* Season bonus points were not applying

 

Please 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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JoomSport 4.3.1 Major release

Persons and multilingual content

During the past few months we've been analyzing and gathering your requests on our feedback page. We've been working really hard to deliver the most required and useful features and improvements in our new Joomla JoomSport release. The most exciting one is highly demanded section Persons, that allows managing 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.

For those of you who need ability to manage sport website on different languages we are glad to announce that now you can finally do so using JoomSport multilingual content functionality. Already have installed several Joomla languages? Just enable multilingual content functionality in JoomSport configuration section and you will be able to enter JoomSport content in several languages without any difficulties. So Leagues, Teams, Players names etc will be displayed on FE in available languages depending on website user preferences.

Complex knockout with matches set

If you manage Single elimination competition where participant goes to the next stage after several matches don't miss new feature called Set of knockout matches. Now for two participants you can add as many matches as you need before moving the winner to the next round. Ability to switch Home/Away allows organizing most of Playoffs and Cups.

Player out option and translations

Player stats has been adjusted a lot in one of the last version and we do not stop improving it - now as it was requested in Match layout settings you can specify Event that make Player to leave match. For Example once Player gets Red Card his played minutes are not counted anymore in this match.

We have great news for the Arab world - Arabic translation has been added to both sides of JoomSport- Back End and Front End. Spanish, German, Slovak, Polish translations were updated. Thank you everyone involved in translating!

Other improvements and fixes

  • Box score became available for Season admin via FE management
  • Matrix button added to Team layout page
  • Season URL added to Matrix button link, other minor navigation fixes
  • Timeline is displayed only if events are registered in Match
  • Box score bug fixes
  • FE management bug fixes
  • Calendar error for new seasons in ver 4.2.0

JoomSport modules improvements and fixes

Scroll module: For displaying matches ability to specify day range has been added - now you can indicate matches of how many days before or after current date should be displayed in module. We have done a lot of tests and fixes for this module so now it runs like clockwork! Additionally there is no more need to use separate Today matches module - Today matches feature has been included into Scroll module - now you can display matches of today with all Scroll module advantages. Following the improvements delivered we have stopped support of old "Today matches" module.

Players statistics module: we have updated CSS of this module so it looks much more professional and up-to-date.

*Please pay your attention that during reinstalling JoomSport modules you loose already configured JoomSport modules and then you will need to set up reinstalled modules again.

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