A Sneak Peek at the next version of iSports for iOS

As the next update for iSports for iOS is nearing completion we wanted to give you a quick look at what is coming. This version has been beta tested by a number of clubs over the last few months.

This release of iSports includes administrative features to make running your event even easier.

From the mobile app you can now login and
a) view your event information including registrations and games
b) input game scores
c) send broadcast messages (push notifications and emails)

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Inputting Scores

For multiple venue events inputting scores can be tedious particularly if your venues don’t all have Internet access .  With the iSports mobile app you can now navigate to a game from your phone/table and from the game detail screen input your scores.  Saving the game will trigger push notifications just like in the web application.  Note: this feature also works for any users with the “Scorers” role.

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 Broadcast Messages

How often have you been at the fields and needed to send out a notice to all of the teams at your event?  In the past you’d need to login to our web application.  Now, with a few taps in iSports you can easily send your message out from your phone:

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Searching for Games

Besides the administrative features, we’ve also added a new feature for end users–you can now search for games via date, time, and field.

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iSports will be available in the Apple App Store soon.  In the meantime if you’re an HTGSports league owner/tournament director and would like access to the beta please contact us.

Thanks!

Using iSports Venue Details and Games by Field Feature

We’ve recently added the ability to view games by fields. This feature can be particularly helpful if:

  • you are walking by a game and  just want to know what 2 teams are playing on a particular field
  • you are a field marshal or a tournament director; you need the ability to quickly see what two teams are playing or scheduled to play for various reasons

To access this feature from the mobile app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isports-2/id490130279?mt=8) first locate the event and click on it. From the main event page then tap on the “Venues” button on the bottom.

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Click on the red marker to display the info window of the venue you are wanting details on.  Then click on the info window. Note: if you click on the “i” you will be taken directly to driving directions.

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On the iPad clicking on the info window selects the venue in the venue list in the sidebar. From the sidebar you can click on “Details”.

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From the venue details window you will then see information about the venue and a list of fields. Click on the field of interest.venue-detail

On the iPhone you will be taken to the results window.

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On the iPad the results are shown on the right side of the venue detail window.

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On the results list you will then see a list of games for the field of interest.  Find the appropriate game time and click on the game to display the game detail page.

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The game detail page contains a lot of information.  Included is the game date, time, team names, coach, location, primary colors, scores, field, and division.  From this page you can optionally add it to your calendar or share the information via text.

How to Sign-up for Push Notifications for HTGSports Events

iSports 2 for iOS and Android includes a push notifications feature for  score updates and general category updates. This feature is both simple to use and extremely useful. General categories are typically for weather notifications; these will keep you updated immediately if games are cancelled or delayed, and the score updates alert will let you know the game score of a particular team.

This is a simple way to immediately find out the scores of games you are unable to attend, or simply keep tabs on other teams you are interested in.  Push notifications are often more reliable than text alerts since text alerts may be be throttled by your cell phone carrier and not delivered.

How to for Android:

Open the iSports 2 application on your Android phone.

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Under the tournament tab there will be a list of tournaments happening this month.

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For this example, I clicked on the 2013 Challenger Season Finale & Showcase, which was the first event on the list.

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Swipe left where the red arrow is pointing until you see a tab named “Notifications”.

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In the picture below you can see it on the upper right hand side. Click on the Notifications tab.

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If I want to receive push notifications about General Info/Weather Updates, I simply touch the check mark to the right of the General/Weather option. If you want to receive scores from a certain team, look at the different divisions listed.

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I have selected the U13 Girls age group.  After clicking this you will see a list of all the teams in that age group.

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If I want to receive score updates for Sporting BV Inter Milan, I simply touch the check mark to the right of their name.

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After this,  touch the “Done” button on the upper right corner. You are now finished!

How to for iPhone:

Open the iSports 2 application on your iPhone.

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Under the tournament tab there will be a list of tournaments happening this month.

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For this example, I clicked on the 2013 Challenger Season Finale & Showcase, which was the first event on the list.

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Swipe left at the bottom next to the “Info” tab is until you see a tab named “Notifications”. In the picture you will find it in the lower right corner. Click on the “Notifications” tab.

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If I want to receive push notifications about General Info/Weather Updates, I simply touch the check mark to the right of the General/Weather option. If you want to receive scores from a certain team, look at the different divisions listed.

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I have selected the U13 Girls age group. After clicking this you will see a list of all the teams in that age group.

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If I want to receive score updates for Sporting BV Inter Milan, I simply touch the check mark to the right of their name.

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After this,  touch the “Done” button on the upper right corner. You are now finished!

For more information or download links go to https://htgsports.net/mobile.aspx

 

iSports 2.5 For Android

Today we released a significant update to iSports for Android.  Version 2.5 includes these new features

  • view player events (e.g. camps, academies); the event listing is split into 3 tabs (tournaments, leagues and players)
  • receive push notifications for weather/general categories as well as score updates (for team based events)
  • event details includes an information tab where you will be able to view the same content as shown on the main page of the event portal

iSports 2.5 requires Android 4.0 or higher.  If you already have the 2.1 version of the app installedit should auto update.  You can also find the app in the Google Play store by searching for isports or use the following link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=HTGSports.iSports

Event Listing View

The revamped event listing view now shows a tab view with each tab containing events for tournaments, leagues, and player events.  There is a date picker in the top right of the action bar which allows you to change the month of events you are viewing.

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Event Information

After tapping on an event you are taken to the main event view.  For tournaments or leagues you will see 5 tabs; for player events you will see 3 tabs (Info, Alerts, Venues)

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Brackets, Schedules, and Standings

To view scores, brackets, and schedules click on the “Scores” tab to view divisions.  Tap on the division of interest to be taken the scores  portal.

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