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JoomSport 3.2.3 for WordPress - Data API connector added

Football (soccer) Data API connector

Finally we are glad to announce Data API integration with third party data provider for JoomSport WordPress version . Over 800 soccer leagues are supported. At the moment we offer the following services:

Import primary database

Previously developed for Joomla JoomSport component script became available for WordPress JoomSport plugin. This script allows importing the main data into JoomSport database: Players, Teams, team Rosters, Venues, league schedule. Data can be uploaded either to clean database or you can connect imported players, teams or venues with the items that you have already created inside JoomSport. Compared to Joomla JoomSport API integration there is no need of manual work during the setting stage.

Update league matches details

Your matches will be updated at a click of a button. Besides match results, most of details will be updated as well:

Player stats:

Red/Yellow card
Double Yellow card
Assist
Goal
Own Goal
Penalty
Missed Penalty
Substitution*
Squad*
Coach*
Team stats:

Saves
Offsides
Fouls
Shot attempts
Own goal attempts
Corners
Attacks
Dangerous attacks
* Data is not supported in some local soccer Leagues

Real time automatic update

On a short-term horizon we are going to release real time update script, so all matches score and other details will be updated automatically in online environments. With such functionality there is no need for manual updating Match results and other Statistics but at the same time your website will be always up-to-date.

Please pay your attention that API data is additionally paid service. The price is based on league coverage.

Request soccer API data estimate

Besides Data API integration we are glad to inform you about the following improvements and bug fixes:

 Improvements:

  • JoomSport performance
  • RealSoccer CSS
  • Mobile CSS
  • CSS for Roster and icons

Bugfixes:

  • Manual points on Match page didn't work
  • Match details can't be edited

 

Please update your version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us by Chat or HelpDesk or Forum if any questions appear.

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JoomSport 3.2 for WordPress released - performance improved

It's been a while since we posted something new about JoomSport for WordPress and we are happy to share the latest changes with you.

Significant performance improvement for all major pages

JoomSport community is growing everyday and customers with really huge database started to use our software. That is really good news! Unfortunately previously such websites faced speed problems on stats pages because of the initial WordPress structure and JoomSport tables. In version 3.2 we have greatly improved performance on all Standings views, including widgets and shortcodes, on Team and Match result page. Now even in case of any inflow of website visitors JoomSport pages will perform without timeouts.

Minor improvements:
* Player stats widget added to standard edition
* SEO improvements
* Styling improvements
* Mobile styles improved
* Ability to edit Season assigned Extra fields for Player in Single competition

Bugfixes:

* Delete matchday action will recount tables now
* Knockout 7 and 77 score issue (Pro)
* Team overview - all matches are Away
* Moderator without team can edit any match (Pro)
* Using the selectors to enter a zero score messes the fixture up
* Search on Calendar is not working for Mobiles
* Matches order incorrect on Calendar once generated by Match gen (Pro)
* Remove Team column from Player stats page for singles

Please update your JoomSport version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us by Chat or HelpDesk or Forum if any questions appear.

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JoomSport 3.1 delivers a pure beauty

 

 

As a fact we've heard that JoomSport is quite comprehensive system and may be even features-ridden so in this release we decided to work mainly with interfaces and facilities without adding new functional features.

Number of pleasant enhancements are applied:

  • New icons set
  • Knockout redesign (Pro)
  • Shortened name for Rank column on standings
  • Logo for standings widget
  • Improved design of all matches shortcodes and widgets
  • Group by matchday on Calendar mobile view
  • Improved design for Calendar mobile view
  • Improved active tabs view in FireFox
  • Minor CSS improvements

Check JoomSport demo to see all the nice perks delivered!

Player list improvements:

Besides for perception convenience we have advanced Player list view. Now in JoomSport Settings you are able to specify Event or Extra field to order Players on Player list page. Moreover Countable events stats is added to Player list view so you can easily display there for example player Points stats for Hockey or Sum of cards for Soccer. Added Team column allows your website users to understand Player membership without visiting his Profile page.

Certainly bugfixes:

  • CRITICAL HOTFIX (Pro) - WordPress 4.9.2 compatibility - Knockout delete function clears all season matches.
  • https links in link type extra field are not working
  • Removed inline CSS from matches widget
  • Group by in roster is not working when field is not displayed on player list
  • Removed non-functional registration button on season layout
  • Current form custom name is not applied
  • Custom shortened names are not applied for standings shortcodes and widgets

Please update your version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us if any questions appear.

BIG thanks to our Front end developer Vitaliy who did great job in this release!

 

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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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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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