After two months since the launch of the Open Beta, we prepare to launch an update with new and exciting features!
So what’s new?
One of the main features of this update is the support for multiple languages. In addition to English, Buddy for Sports will be available in Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and French.
The current version shows you all the events taking place in accordance with the sports that you chose in your profile. We wanted to go further and make easier the process of searching for events in the application. So, the new version will allow you to list the events according to the following search criteria:
- Skill level
- Events with or without participants
- Type of venue (you can search for events taking place in our Venue Partners)
The location is particularly important, and you will be able to search for events in “My Location”, “Close to …” (you can set the number of km’s) and “Country” (lets you find events in a given country).
In response to multiple requests of our users, we created this type of event. Unlike “normal” events, private events do not appear listed in the event list, being only visible to the participants.
You will be able to create a private event via the normal flow of event creation by choosing the “Private Event” option in the “Advanced Options” screen.
Once created, you can invite more players to a private event by sharing the event or inviting other users directly from the app (another new feature that will be discussed later).
So, if you don’t want anyone to know that you are going to play … create a private event!
Do you organize a game every week with your friends? Are you a coach and want to organize your daily lessons through Buddy for Sports? If so, then the recurring events will be a great help!
There will be three types of recurring events:
The first two categories don’t need any explanation, right? The big news is in timely recurring events. This was something that we were asked to develop by teachers, coaches and PT’s, who wanted an easier and faster way to create their events in our platform.
How it works? Let’s assume you want to create four events of 1h each. On the “Advanced Options” screen, simply choose the 60-minute time interval with a total duration of four hours. Buddy will then create four events of 1h each.
Pretty easy, right?
Number of participants on the event
With the next update will be able to set the maximum number of participants allowed on the event. By default, some sports have already set the number of participants in the event (Ex: Football 7 total of 14 participants) but this option will allow you to define a new number of participants to the typically required. For sports where there is no defined number of participants, just choose how many you want!
Find a Buddy / Chat
The two variants reflected in our slogan, “Find a Buddy. Play Sports “, will be even more present in the app. In addition to allowing an even faster and easier organization of sporting activity (“Play Sports!”), you will be able to look for new partners and opponents anywhere in the world (“Find a Buddy!”).
The new functionality “Find a Buddy” can be accessed via the side menu or by creating an event.
Search users by name, sport, gender, skill level, country or city. Registered users, which correspond to your search criteria, will be shown and you can send private messages to them.
In the Chat menu will be displayed all messages exchanged with other users.
So, you no longer will have an excuse for not playing sports!
We thought at “Special Events” as bigger events, such as running events, tournaments, workshops, etc. Clubs and companies will be able to create this type of events on Buddy by setting specific admissions criteria and details for enrollment.
Users will be able to register in these events through the app.
Today, in the vast majority of this type of events, you can’t know in advance who will be present, so there is no any chance of interactivity between people enrolled. With the “Special Events” feature, this panorama radically changes because it will be possible for users to view who will be participating on the event and, similarly to what happens in the “normal” events, the Chat feature will also be available!
As we always mentioned, Buddy for Sports is a platform developed for and by athletes. Many of the features now present in the app, and some that will feature in this update, were suggested by users and by our official partners.
Your feedback is very valuable to us! If you have any suggestions please use the functionality of “Send feedback” in the app or contact us via e-mail.
Our goal is to help you play sports, so:
Find a Buddy. Play Sports!