I’m Saarde, main developer at Xpert Eleven.
Some of you might have seen me answer in the forums
As this blog was kinda dead I took it on myself to actually put something useful to read up here.
So this, ladies and gentlemen, is my first devblog:
Late last year I was very busy upgrading all the platforms on which Xpert Eleven runs so we are prepared for the future.
We’ve had some road bumps along the way but we succeded in the end.
We also had the database merge, which was a big endeavour; but a needed one (to open up for stuff we are doing now)
So what’s been happening here at X11 lately?
Well at the moment a lot of work is aimed at the (new) mobile apps.
We have both iPhone and Android developers working on the actual apps for each plattform.
I’m on the other hand working on the API that the apps will use to talk to our system, and there’s lots to do on that front as well I can tell you
Meanwhile we also try to develop and fix stuff for the website. We do have some nice things in the pipeline.
Things I can give a heads up on that are coming soon are:
* League merge
- this for private leagues only of course
- an admin can post an interest in a merge and then other manager can respond
- some things WILL be lost when merging, such as league history from the league that was merge from
- we still got a few things to test out on this so we might release it as a “beta” feature at first
* Season stat overview
- a new page showing some summary stats from the season
- will including stuff like; most spent on transfer, most efficient team, most goals in a game etc)
- it will also contain the end standing table, so you can use it to watch previous season standings (at least from the point where we started to save this stuff, which we already do)
* Hall of Fame
- A new Hall of Fame per team !
- Here you will be able to save a hall of fame eleven
- When a player is put up on the hall of fame; his/her (current) total stats will be saved in the HoF and retain there even if the player is gone (sacked/quit etc) (until you remove him/her at which point the player will leave the X11 history for ever)
So these are the main things we have in store for you at the moment.
The database merge went fine almost a month ago. All private leagues are now in the same database which will lead to more players on the transfer market, more fair player values and easier maintenance for us. Last weeks we have also added player injury stats which let you see all injuries your players ever had on the individual player pages.
Last week we have created a new feature for the transfer market that probably will be used by some. We also added a new stats feature that will be a lot of fun. These new features will probably be implemented in about 2 weeks.
The new iPhone app is moving forward as well. As said earlier we have 2 new developers that works only with this and it looks great.
We’re currently working with merging all private leagues to one database. So what does this mean? Currently different private leagues are set up on different databases, meaning they each have their own transfer market. This also makes it impossible to challenge teams in another database. This will change:
This also makes the maintenance a bit easier for us. The official leagues will not be affected by this change. Since it’s a really big thing we will need to take down the site for a while during the update, but more information will come when we’re getting closer. We will announce the update at least one week before we plan to do it.
We’d also love some feedback about the Time Zone Support. Are you using it? Is it any good?
“Which player would you have picked” seems like a fun competition for all. A lot of users commented to have a chance of winning 1 month of VIP. 10 users have now been selected. Please contact us from your facebook account and tell us your username and we will add the VIP.
As some of you probably noticed we recently asked people to sign up to try the upcoming iOS X11 app. We then randomly selected a bunch of managers who have been testing the app for a while.
We’re working on fixing all bugs and some other improvements. For now we want the testers not to disclose any information, but as soon as we’ve come a bit further we’ll show you more.
Quite a lot has happened since our last post in here. This blog was intended to be frequently updated but we have not been able to keep it that way. It´s not good and that´s why we give this a second try. So, what happened since last time, here´s a summary.
These are the main changes lately. We are always working hard to add new things or correct/change existing features. Atm we spend quite a lot of time with the iPhone app.
Today we launched the new tactics page and it was overall a pretty smooth update. There are a few bugs and tweaks that we’re working on and will release as soon as they’re ready.
For everyone who can’t load the new tactics page:
In almost every case it’s because of an old browser version, please try to upgrade your browser and see if it works.
What about the green form bars?
Yeah, they’re beautiful right? Well, maybe not. We’re going to change them in some way asap!
We’ll change some more stuff as well, since there’s always room for improvement. More on that tomorrow!
It’s been a month since our last post here, which of course is way too long. Can we say that it’s because we’ve had so much work to do that we got caught up and forgot to write about it? Well we could, but even though it’s true it’s a bad excuse. We need to get better.
There’s another update coming next week, but there’s a lot in this one as well:
Today we’ve done another update with a lot of other stuff:
And a lot more. To read more about every change, visit the Changelog (bottom at the page when playing Xpert Eleven).