Tech Roundup - May 2021
Livestreaming should be easy, profitable and accessible for all athletes, teams, clubs and federations. We want you to be able to get started with streaming right away, make great content and create income from your broadcasting - regardless of sport or level. 30 new days of product development has provided some great new features and tools to help you excite your fans and followers. Here are this month's highlights and product improvements.
Live score and time is crucial for the viewing experience. Our built-in scoreboard makes it super easy for broadcasters to add scoring during games and events. The generic scoreboard is improved and can be used for most sports, giving you the opportunity to toggle the number of periods, choose if you want the timer to count up or down, set period duration and include or exclude timer.
As scoring and timer differ from sport to sport and many are dependent on customization, we are constantly adding new tailor-made scoreboards. Choose from a variety of new custom scoreboards such as tennis, badminton, basketball, handball, table tennis or football. Input score while streaming and make sure your audience is up to speed on the most important thing - who is winning.
A stable stream is key to give your viewers a good experience, but connection issues and internet problems at the venue you are streaming from can happen. New tools have been added for you to provide the best stream possible.
A new bandwidth indicator has been implemented in the app, alerting the content creator when there is insufficient bandwidth to stream. If you see that your internet connection is struggling you can lower the resolution in the app to ensure a more stable stream. If the connection gets really bad the app will force a lower resolution for you. Viewers will now get a message when a stream fails due to connection so they know what's going on.
Worst case scenario. The stream is not streamed at all. Something prevented you from streaming or someone failed at actually streaming the event. A new automated refund feature has been enabled, so that everyone that bought a ticket gets their money back automatically.
We are working every day to push our unmanned camera solution with automated tracking closer to perfection. During the last 30 days we have seen some important upgrades. The camera captures content in all types of weather, all year around. Improved brightness and sound calibration ensures a better picture in different conditions, and the improved sound quality brings the viewers at home closer to the atmosphere in the venue.
We are working on some big projects and really exciting features. Here is a short insight into what you can expect.
We are closing in on opening up the platform for other camera devices, a feature that will make it possible for you to use your own equipment to create high-end, multi camera productions.
Clubs and athletes across the globe are streaming their games, events and competitions with Joymo. We will be truly global with a global deployment of Joymo's streaming engine in North America, Europe and Australia.
The Joymo Share app will be rebranded and we will also be improving notifications for both the content creator and viewers.
On the Livecaster, we are making some updates to the operating system to better utilize the LED indicators to inform you when an event is being broadcasted. Along with that, we are also introducing more changes that would improve both video and sound quality.
Do you have suggestions on improvements, new features or how we can better customize our streaming service for your sport? Please get in touch.