mardi 18 mars 2014

First step to a tournaments companion

I am currently publishing an update for Brothers In Games and Brothers In Games T3. Both of them should be available as soon as Google will spread them trough their servers. Those updates introduce the new tournaments management feature.

Brothers In Games T3 is designed as a tournaments discovery app. By design, the app does give you a list of the upcoming tournaments registered on TableTop Tournaments, but it is not designed to mark some of them as favorites or give you a quick-access to them. So, the features like the map location are meant to help you decide if you are interested in a tournament. The only way the app may help you to keep track of the tournament is by registering the tournament as an event in your calendar.

Dealing with favorite tournaments like events is the minimum we can do. As a gamer, I want to attach more informations to such an event. I want to plan some things (like what army will I play ? Did I painted it ? ) and maybe record informations such my ranking.

This features are meant to be in Brothers In Games. If you already use the app, you can already keep a track of simple games. This feature was a preview for the bigger one, the tournaments.

Adding those features is time consuming, but I decided to publish the apps with the minimal feature so you can have a look to what the app will be able. I also plan to continuously the new features rather than a big update.

So starting with the version 1.8 of Brothers In Games T3, you can register a tournament as a favorite. This feature is for now in the Share menu as you can see on the picture on the right. Once you'll have selected that option, the app will gather all the information about the tournament and send it to the Brothers In Games app. Of course, the system will check first if the app is available and if not, will suggest you to get it from the Play Store.

The tournament will be automatically added to your tournaments list in the Brothers In Games app unless it is considered as a duplicate.

With this first update, Brothers In Games simply lists your favorite tournaments so you can start adding the tournaments you want to keep a track of. For now, you can only register tournaments from the Brothers In Games T3 app, you'll be able to add your own when I'll finish the form :)

Keep an eye on the next updates.

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