Today we’re thrilled to unveil our revamped user interface. It’s the single biggest update we’ve ever made to SportyHQ and we’re excited to share it with you.
For the past few months, we’ve been busy redesigning and updating almost every bit of code we’ve ever written. It has been a massive job, but one we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. That’s because for the past several years we’ve had to focus almost all of our energy on building the “admin” side of the business – that is, all the tools sports administrators need to run their governing bodies, clubs, tournaments, leagues, rankings, and events. As you can imagine, that has been a huge undertaking and a job that will continue well into the future.
However, at our core, we want SportyHQ to be a service that sports participants love to use (i.e. the people playing the game and showing up at events). We want to make it easy to find events, memberships, work out where your next match is, see what’s happening around you, find new opportunities to play your sport and offer a level of analysis about your game that isn’t available on any other platform.
And that is what today’s update is all about. We’ve taken this past few months to try and make the job of using SportyHQ much better on both desktop and mobile. In fact, around 50% of our traffic is now from mobile devices, so it was incredibly important to us that we focussed on this experience.
We’ve also introduced a ton of new functionality that we’ll be posting about in the coming weeks, including:
- A revamped Dashboard
- New “Quick Links” available on every page, designed specifically for each user.
- New “Fans” feature. Become a fan of your favorite players or friends.
- A new Profile Overview page.
- New search pages for tournaments, leagues, and rankings, including the ability to save your favorite search preferences.
- See who is viewing your profile page.
- Upload a cover photo to your profile page.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this updated design. We welcome your feedback and thank you for your continued support of SportyHQ.