30 June, 2022

Feature update for June 2022

Welcome to the monthly round-up for Keepthescore.co

Hey 👋

Welcome to the monthly round-up for Keepthescore.co. You may not know this but Keepthescore.co is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter.

Here's what I got done in June:

Improvements for sports scoreboards

Our sports scoreboards got an overhaul. As a reminder: they are a type of digital scoreboard for 2 teams that are well suited for displaying on a big screen during live events.

I added the option to set foreground and background colors per team. I also made the scoreboard display more responsive which means it looks better on a variety of screen sizes.

How to create a beautiful scoreboard on your PC

The next step will be allowing logo uploads per team (coming next month!). To create your own sports scoreboard, start here.

In case you've forgotten, this scoreboard type can easily be integrated into a live stream.

Twitter Leaderboards

I created 5 custom auto-updating leaderboards to rank people based on their Twitter followers. For the moment this is an experiment to seen how much interest it generates. If the experiment turns out to be a success, I will create a user-interface allowing you to create your own Twitter leaderboards.

Twitter leaderboard

Here is one of the leaderboards which ranks the Venture Capital "A-List". To read more and view the other leaderboards, see this post.

Coming Soon: Restricted Access

At the moment, each scoreboard or leaderboard has 2 levels of "access":

  • You either have admin access which means you can change everything, including resetting the board and deleting players. Or
  • You have just read access, which means you can't change anything.

However, what people often ask for is something inbetween: the ability to add scores without being able to change or edit the board otherwise. This feature is almost complete and will be released soon. Hopefully you'll be able to read about it next time.

Assorted stuff

Other interesting stuff worth mentioning:

  • The Royal Airforce is using our leaderboards
  • I've been working on a client project and teasered a big reveal last time, but it's still not ready yet. Stay tuned.

That's all folks

Let me know your thoughts on the above or anything else... just reply to this mail.

So long for now,

Caspar

PS All my metrics are open for anyone to see. Click here to see the dashboard.

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