About a year ago I started working on the next version of Match Play in earnest. Progress hasn’t been as fast as I hoped for two reasons: This past year has been quite stressful due to… the world and it turns out Match Play is a complicated app that can do a lot.
Back in May I shared a couple of videos on Facebook to show what I was working on. I thought they may be interesting to people here and I figure I could use this thread to share more videos of what the next version of Match Play is going to look like.
Video #1: Entering match results
Two things have long bothered with with the current way you enter match results: You can’t save partial results (have to wait until the entire match is finished) and you always have to pick players from 1st through 4th even though you often know the 4th place finisher first. MP will switch to a matrix like in this video where you can enter results in any order and save partial results (don’t worry, you can still click the names on the left):
Video #2: Changing player order
The drag-and-drop solution for switching player order has always been quite janky and I want to get rid of that in favor of a solution that only uses clicking.
This video also shows off the new “inspector” that shows up on the right hand side. You’ll be able to use this to see details about a game/player/machine/etc without having to leave the page you’re on.