JMS Hockey Blog

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Month: May, 2013

New Mobile Features

by ericmjorgensen

Our goal in designing and refining the JMS Hockey mobile experience is to make it as easy as possible to interact with the most useful features of the site. Recently, we’ve added two new features that we think you’ll love.

Add Game to Calendar

After signing up for a game, the confirmation box now includes an Add Game to Calendar button. Tap it, and your mobile device should prompt you to add the game to your calendar:

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This button is also available from the main game list. Just tap the Cancel button for a game you are signed up for, and the following popup will appear:


Notify List

We’ve received great feedback from our users about the Notify List feature. Using it on a mobile device, however, required that you navigate to the game’s unique page, which meant that you’d have to wait for your phone’s browser to load the new page. Now, you can skip the wait and the extra tap by instead tapping the Game Full button next to a game that you are interested in. The following popup appears:

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Depending on your eligibility, different Notify List buttons will appear. For example, if you are eligible as both a Goalie and a Skater for a session, both Notify List options will appear.

We encourage feedback about these and any other features on the site; just click the blue Get Support button on the right side of the window to get in touch with us.

Sign up for a JMS game from a text message!

by Andy Baird

JMS Hockey Text Message DemoWe’re happy to announce the release of a new feature long in the making: the ability to sign up via text message!

To turn this feature on, you’ll need to go to your account settings page, and then click on notifications. To enable text messaging, fill out your mobile phone number (no dashes or spaces needed) and verify your mobile phone number. After that, any time you sign up for a notification list you’ll receive a text message directly to your phone when a spot you’re eligible for becomes open.

In addition to receiving a notification, you can signup for a game immediately by responding to the phone number (612) 345-9638 with the message “Signup <Game Number>”. The game number is always provided for you in the notification message so you know what to reply with. Naturally, you must have the appropriate funds in your account to sign up for a game.

Some of you may already noticed this feature – we implemented it weeks ago but have been tweaking it along the way to get it nice and polished.  Goalies may already used to this feature as it is required to be “on” in order to sign up as a backup goalie.

We’re pleased to release this new feature and hope you find it useful. If you have any suggestions for things we can add or improve to the website or program, click the suggestions link at the bottom of the website.

Tracking Skater Interest

by barbaragarn

We have a new feature to help measure skater interest!

While the calendar shows four weeks ahead, not all games will be on it. Sometimes we don’t know four weeks ahead if there’s interest for a game, or if we can get ice to replace one missing game in a regular schedule.

We now have “placeholder games” that will let us measure how many people are interested in a possible game.
These placeholder games will appear in light yellow. Many will have an “I’m interested!” buttonyou can click to let us know. You can also choose to receive an e-mail alert if we decide to book the game.
Some placeholder games do NOT have an “I’m interested” button–we won’t be booking those games at all (for example: Memorial Day).

Thanks for helping us track your interest!