As those dedicated Hoops fans among you already know, we’ve been chronicling the life of a start-up company since we kicked off this blog back in October 2016. Last time round we announced the release of Hoops Connect Version One. Now we’re two months on, and in that time, we’ve been working hard to polish the app till it shines…
This one has been tough.
We knew when we released Hoops Connect Version One that we still had a way to go before we had a product that we could be completely happy with.
But once users started signing up to the app, we soon realised that we had a little more to do than expected.
Our latest update is a much better reflection of what we want to provide to you, our users. It’s a version of the app that we are really, genuinely excited about.
For one, those annoying bugs that had crept into our Version One are now dealt with. And on top of that we’ve completely reworked the architecture that supports the app, which will mean that your user experience should be a lot smoother.
We’ve also managed to build a feature which allows you to make your events recurring. That little addition means that we can now offer an app that does everything that we promised it would when we first created Hoops.
There’s plenty more to do, and we have so many ideas to continue to move the app forwards.
But what we can offer now is an app that works seamlessly and delivers everything we want it to.
Check it out and let us know what you think on firstname.lastname@example.org!
— Hoops Connect (@hoops_app) September 27, 2017
Ambassadors jump on board
We’re hoping that more and more people will join our Hoops community, and you can help with that by helping us to spread through word of mouth.
But another way we’re building our reach is through connecting with ambassadors. And that’s taken some important steps forward this month.
So, we’d like you to give a big Hoops welcome to Jack Richardson – one of the top polo players in the country – and Toby Penty, who has similar standing in the nation’s badminton scene.
We’ve already published our introductory interview with Jack, so you can read here to find out more about him and his sport, and keep your eyes peeled for our interview with Toby coming soon.
Along with Manchester Giants baller Richard Bell and Hull FC’s rugby league star Jack Downs, we’re putting together quite the squad.
And there’s plenty more still to come…
Hoops is now available in app stores, so you can use us to find opportunities for any sport or fitness activity you can think of. Simply click here to download the app for Android, and here for iOS – or search for Hoops Connect.
Just because Hoops is out, it doesn’t mean that our work ends. In fact, it’s only just beginning. So, if you want to keep up with how we’re driving the app forwards, click here to subscribe to our emails, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Medium and even on Spotify. We’re everywhere, and hopefully we’ll be on your phone soon too!