Sunday, May 10, 2009

sweet updates at last

It had been a long while since any updates were pushed out the pipeline, but finally some progress was made! There was a significant change to the database model that eliminates some major annoyances and paves the way for team and open sign-up tournaments. No longer will you have to enter for users without email addresses. Also, the participant management interface is far more flexible than before, and the tournament setup process is more user friendly... I hope.

As mentioned in the previous post, the brackets have a face lift coming. Single elimination tournaments already have the new look, so if you're interested, give it a quick look using the bracket generator. The "classic" bracket will still be available as a printer friendly version.

Next in line: new bracket look for double elimination (already in the works), open sign-up tournaments (right now you have to sign up people on your own), and team tournaments (the one I have the biggest personal need for right now). After these are shipped, I'll be looking into bracket export options (image, pdf, etc.) and embedding options so you can post a live bracket on your website or in forums with custom colors & styling.

Let me know if you're in need of a certain feature and I can adjust my priorities. Suggestions and feedback are always appreciated!