Happy 5th Birthday, TeamSnap!
(May 22nd, 2014)
You know TeamSnap helps you organize your teams and social groups, but do you know how TeamSnap got its start? TeamSnap was founded by a secret society of underwater welders who decided to learn code. No, that’s not true.
What You Need To Know About Heartbleed
(Apr 10th, 2014)
As you’ve probably read by now, there was a major security breach this week that affected the majority of the Internet’s websites. We sat down with TeamSnap Operations Lead Mark Cornick to find out what sort of impact this breach has on TeamSnap.
Blackberry 10 Users Can Now Get TeamSnap on Their Devices
(Apr 1st, 2014)
Dance, Blackberry 10 users! TeamSnap can now run on your device.
OK, OK, so we’re not Blackberry 10 native yet, but thanks to some shenanigans in the latest Blackberry OS you can easily run our outstanding Android app on your Blackberry 10 device and enjoy all the TeamSnap goodness at the field, rink or court.
- A Message from TeamSnap CEO Dave DuPont (Feb 4th, 2014)
Jasna Benčić is a TeamSnapper
(Jan 15th, 2014)
Hailing from the tiny northwest Croatian town of Poznanovec, Jasna has been involved in the Croatian Open Source community for quite a while. She is the Vice President of the Croatian Linux Users Association, and has also worked with the Ubuntu and Linux kernel communities.
Jennie Neusch Is A TeamSnapper
(Nov 15th, 2013)
At TeamSnap, one of the biggest keys to our success is our customer support team. These amazing TeamSnappers truly go the extra mile to make sure that you have the best possible TeamSnap experience. Today, we welcome one of our part-time support folks into the ranks of full-time TeamSnappers!
Take a Look at What’s New on Android
(Nov 1st, 2013)
It’s been an awesome October for our mobile users, as we’ve been hard at work adding features and fixing bugs for our growing legion of customers who use Android devices. If you have Auto Update set on your device, you should already be using the latest version of TeamSnap for Android right now (version 2.0.18). If you don’t have updates turned on, get thee to your device and download the latest.
Mat Bobby Is A TeamSnapper
(Oct 23rd, 2013)
Mat is a visionary IA and designer. Much of his inspiration arrives through the lens of his ever-present camera. His nomadic instincts compel him to travel with his family for extended periods in their Airstream.
Geoff Brodniak Is A TeamSnapper
(Oct 10th, 2013)
TeamSnap is excited to welcome Geoff Brodniak to our team! He joins our operations group, tasked with keeping our systems running at peak performance, so that you can use TeamSnap to do the same for your team!
The Secret to Startup Success: In-Jenn-uity
(Sep 17th, 2013)
People often ask how TeamSnap grew from a tiny startup to become the world’s number-one team management application. Has it been our relentless focus on usability? Our commitment to superb customer support? Our fun and playful personality?
TeamSnap HQ Employees React to Flooding in the Colorado Front Range
(Sep 16th, 2013)
While TeamSnap has employees working all over the country who can keep the company afloat, some at TeamSnap Headquarters are located in Colorado’s Front Range and have been working to cope with the downpour and flash floods.
Sports Survey Reveals That Respondents Spend 3-5K/Year On Youth Sports Activities
(Aug 28th, 2013)
We surveyed about 300 TeamSnap coaches and managers and asked them how they are using sports management tools for their busy lives. Check out the results, and learn just how crazy TeamSnap coaches’ and managers’ lives really are!
Click on the image below to enlarge the infograph.
Jacob Wright Is A TeamSnapper
(Aug 26th, 2013)
Alondo Brewington Is A TeamSnapper
(Jul 18th, 2013)
We’re excited to welcome Alondo Brewington to TeamSnap! He is joining us as a mobile applications developer, focusing on our iPhone/iPad apps, and joins our growing group of TeamSnappers in the Raleigh, NC area.
TeamSnap for iPhone and iPad Just Got Bigger and Better
(Jun 24th, 2013)
We’re always excited about a new release of our iPhone and iPad app, but this one is so bold and robust that we’re starting to sound like a coffee commercial. Introducing TeamSnap 2.2 for iOS. As always it’s free and available for download or upgrade now through the App Store. Here’s what’s new:
Annmarie Ziegler Is A TeamSnapper
(Jun 6th, 2013)
Much like famed rappers Rakim, LL Cool J, and Chuck D, Annmarie is reppin’ Strong Island, joining us from the greater New York City area. She’ll be working hard to make sure our Android app is getting the love that it needs, striving to make it better, stronger, faster.
Ryan Grablick Is A TeamSnapper
(May 30th, 2013)
Ryan will be joining our development team as a Support Engineer – he’ll be the first point of contact between our support and development teams, astride both groups like the Colossus of Rhodes, a force of nature who will make sure that bugs are properly squashed and that our customer support remains top-notch.
Roxann Asp is a TeamSnapper
(May 29th, 2013)
Breaking up is hard to to. But breaking software isn’t that hard for Roxann Asp, who has joined us as a full-time Quality Assurance Tester.
Roxann’s job is to take our developers’ code and mercilessly run it through a gauntlet of tests, coaxing out the hidden bugs, issues and interface annoyances that are hard to find. Once the Roxann Stamp of Approval™ goes onto the latest release, we feel pretty confident that our customers will get a smooth user experience.
Josh Caldwell is a TeamSnapper
(May 28th, 2013)
TeamSnap has always been known for our delight-inducing look and feel, so we’re very excited to welcome Josh Caldwell as our new Director of Design. Josh will be leading our crack user experience design team in keeping the TeamSnap interface fun, modern and easy to use. Formerly at LifePics, Josh has a long list of qualifications, not the least of which is having played Segway polo with Steve Wozniak.
Weplay Customers Join TeamSnap
(May 20th, 2013)
Last week marked the sixth anniversary of the first beta version of TeamSnap. Our goal back then was simple – we wanted to create the easiest way for busy coaches, managers and parents to organize their teams and simplify their lives.
TeamSnap Updates iOS app, Makes iTunes List of Top 25 Free iPad Sports Apps
(Apr 11th, 2013)
We are excited (aren’t we always excited?) to announce that our new iPad-native release of TeamSnap’s mobile iOS app has quickly leapt into iTunes’ Top 25 Free iPad Sports App list:
TeamSnap for iPad is Here!
(Apr 2nd, 2013)
Today we’re doing our happy dance in the TeamSnap offices!
Because we just released version 2.1 of our iOS app, which now runs natively on iPhone, iPod touch and yes, iPad. Go ahead and download the update right now. We’ll play some dramatic sports music while it’s installing…
Introducing TeamSnap’s First Hardware Product
(Apr 1st, 2013)
After three years and $20 million in research and development, TeamSnap is thrilled to introduce our very first hardware product to complement our award-winning team and league management software. We’re excited to get this into our customers hands, so check out our introductory video which will give you the full details!
Last Call for iOS 4 Users and Sneak Peek for iPad Owners
(Mar 20th, 2013)
As we’ve mentioned in recent newsletters, TeamSnap for iPad is in final testing this week and we expect it to be available in the App Store right around the beginning of April. It takes everything you love about TeamSnap on your iPhone and makes it even easier to use, with fast, split-pane access to all the key data on your teams. Plus it’s gorgeous on any iPad, from the very first version up to the latest iPad mini. We can’t wait for you to get the app and start using it, and as always it’s free to you. We’ll be giving you full details as soon as it’s released.
TeamSnap Mobile App in iTunes Top 40 List
(Feb 28th, 2013)
TeamSnap moved up into the Top 40 Free iPhone Sports Apps yesterday on iTunes, and today we just keep on climbing up the charts!
With about 63% of our current customers using the mobile app and a new mobile sign up process for new customers coming soon, MLB.com better watch out!
TeamSnap for iPhone Now Speaks Spanish
(Feb 14th, 2013)
We’ve just rolled out version 2.0.6 of our iPhone app, and the big news is that it’s now available in Spanish. If your phone is set to Spanish you should see TeamSnap en Español!
Jenny Peter is a TeamSnapper
(Feb 11th, 2013)
You’ve been seeing her byline on blog posts for months, so today we’re excited to introduce you to Jenny Peter (now Jenny Hadden), TeamSnap’s newest Marketing Specialist. Jenny will be working with the marketing team to help spread the word about TeamSnap.
TeamSnap for iOS 2.0.3 released, adds file support and app integration
(Nov 28th, 2012)
The good news on our mobile apps just keeps coming this week, as version 2.0.3 of our iOS app has been released to Apple’s App Store!
There are a number of bug fixes and performance improvements in this version, but one thing we’d like to bring to your attention involves your team file folders, and new things you can do with files and photos.
TeamSnap Mobile for Android 2.0 is Rolling!
(Nov 26th, 2012)
The release of TeamSnap mobile for iOS was a huge hit, making it possible for more and more of our customers to interact with TeamSnap exclusively via their mobile device. Today we’re happy to complete the other half of the equation with the release of TeamSnap mobile for Android version 2.0. If you use TeamSnap, we think you’ll love this release, which gives every online team manager and coach much more power to manage their team right from the game or practice.
TeamSnap Mobile Fun Facts
(Oct 15th, 2012)
It has become abundantly clear to us that many of you prefer to work with TeamSnap on your mobile device. Let’s face it, it is hard to drag your computer down to the field, gym, ice, etc. Every day we get more people checking out our iPhone/iPad and Android apps and asking us to let them do even more with their phone or tablet.
The New TeamSnap 2.0 iPhone App is Available — and Awesome!
(Oct 3rd, 2012)
Over half of our traffic comes from mobile devices, and a significant number of our users interact with TeamSnap almost exclusively from their phones or tablets, so today we’re thrilled to take the wraps off of version 2.0 of our iOS app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Although we’ve added some great things to the app over the last few months, this release gives team managers and coaches much more power to manage their team right from the game or practice.
Introducing Facebook Photo and Album Sharing
(Aug 21st, 2012)
We know you love using TeamSnap to upload photos from your games. But sometimes you get that great shot or an amazing album and want to show it to your all of your friends and relatives. We’ve made that easier by introducing Facebook sharing for TeamSnap photos and albums.
Conversation Mode is Going on Hiatus
(Jun 8th, 2012)
A few months ago we rolled out a new feature called “Conversation Mode,” which gave anyone sending email through TeamSnap the ability to have email replies get distributed back to all the recipients. Think of it as a kind of mailing list feature built in to TeamSnap email.
Meet TeamSnap’s One Millionth Customer
(May 20th, 2012)
When Thea Worona joined TeamSnap last month, bells went off in our office and streamers shot from the ceiling as she became the one millionth person (players, coaches, parents) to use our web application and team websites. Many of us were around when we hit our first 100 and 1,000 teams, so it was very exciting to see the odometer click over to 1,000,000 customers. We can’t wait to add another couple zeroes to the end of that.
iPhone App Gets Nifty Upgrade
(Apr 2nd, 2012)
We’re excited to announce that our iPhone app got a long-awaited update last week! Among the new things to look for in version 1.3.2 are:
- Folder Support: Instead of seeing all of your photos from all of your folders in one big list, you can now drill down into the same folders that you see on the web. Uploading a new photo within a folder will also put the photo into that folder.
Mark Cornick Is A TeamSnapper
(Dec 19th, 2011)
Mark is the “devops” guy at TeamSnap. Like the utility infielder or the combo guard, the devops engineer moves between multiple positions, handling software development and platform engineering, and keeping the team moving deftly.
Exclusive Updates from TeamSnap CEO, Dave DuPont
(Aug 4th, 2011)
Curious as to what the future holds for TeamSnap? Check out the examiner.com article to get exclusive updates from an interview with TeamSnap CEO, Dave DuPont.
Follow this link to read more: CLICK HERE!
Nerd Alert! TeamSnap is Presenting at OSCON 2011
(May 12th, 2011)
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of open source software here at TeamSnap. Our entire platform is built on the open source Ruby on Rails, our database backend is the open source MySQL, and our servers don’t even have a whiff of proprietary software. We live and breathe open source every day.
We’re Changing Our Name … And Our Focus
(Apr 1st, 2011)
As an avid sports participant, you know that sometimes you have to roll with the punches. The referees don’t show up. The field is underwater. Maybe somebody forgot to bring the nets. At TeamSnap, we’ve always operated under the same principle, so when we received surprising news from our lawyers last week we decided to make the best of what could have been a bad situation.
Heading To South By Southwest? Meet Up With TeamSnap
(Mar 9th, 2011)
Hey TeamSnappers! Will you be attending South by Southwest this year? We’re heading to Austin for SXSW Interactive from March 11 – 16 and would love to catch up with any of you that will be there.
We always enjoy the opportunity to chat with our customers in person. If you’re around, we’d love to meet up and hear more about how you’re using TeamSnap and what we can do to make it even better for you.
Latest Update to iPhone App Released
(Feb 7th, 2011)
We just rolled out version 1.2.1 of the TeamSnap iPhone/iPod touch team management app, which adds support for Roster custom fields. If you use custom fields in your team Roster, those now appear on the player profile screen. We also fixed a bug with SMS messaging, so you can now send SMS messages to your entire team through the app.
The All-New Payments Area is Here!
(Feb 2nd, 2011)
We’ve just rolled out a huge upgrade to the Payments tab, and we couldn’t be more excited. After many months of work — and after listening to years worth of customer requests — this is not just a minor tweak but a complete re-imagination of team payments.
The Curious Case of the New Tracking Tab
(Jan 31st, 2011)
You may have noticed a new tab at the top of the page when you opened TeamSnap today. It’s a feature called “Tracking,” which lets you set up an arbitrary number of items to track with checkboxes. For instance, you could track who has turned in their insurance forms, taken a turn washing the jerseys or returned a required permission slip.
Latest Update to TeamSnap iPhone App Released
(Jan 17th, 2011)
We’ve just rolled out an update to the TeamSnap iPhone app, which is 100% free to TeamSnap users. The new version offers better support for users who have multiple players on the same roster (such as siblings, or a parent coach and child player). Now you can choose which person you want to use to access your team while using the app. It’s more similar to the way it works in your desktop web browser.
TeamSnap for iPhone/iPod/iPad Version 1.1 Now Available
(Dec 1st, 2010)
We’ve just rolled out the latest version of the TeamSnap iPhone app. Upgrade today, or if you haven’t tried the app, download it today — it’s FREE!
Here’s what’s new:
Full Messaging Capabilities – Now you can send and read emails and SMS texts, or post on your team message board, all through the app. Need to fire off an email or a text to the entire team? You can do it in a snap with the app.
Now Two People Can Share One Login on the Same Team
(Nov 18th, 2010)
Up until now, when you had two people on the same roster (for instance if Dad is also the coach, or twins play on the same team) you had to have a separate login for each person. But thanks to some crack engineering, we’ve changed our system so that one login can access multiple people on the same roster. This is much easier than having to log in separately to set each person’s availability, and so on.
Do You Think Your Team Is An All-Star Team?
(Oct 27th, 2010)
Is your team organizing for a great cause? Has your son or daughter’s team recently won a cool event or found a new use for TeamSnap? Are you a quirky group dominating the Paintball circuit and using TeamSnap to help? We have all sorts of groups and teams, including everything from U-7 soccer teams to military units and girl scouts, using our team and league management software to stay organized. We would like to highlight their achievements and diversity and we also want to hear about ways that you think we can improve the site to help you.
The iPhone App Bug Has Been Squashed
(Oct 14th, 2010)
We found and fixed the wily bug that was causing problems with the iPhone application on older versions of the OS software. The new version of the TeamSnap iPhone application (Version 1.0.2) is now available in the App Store. If you already have the app on your phone, you can simply download the available update. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
“I Just Died and Went To Heaven”
(Oct 8th, 2010)
Every once in a while we receive a customer message that brings a smile to our faces and a glow to the whole team. The quote above is from a message that continued:
TeamSnap CEO Dave To Man Our Support Line This Weekend
(Sep 17th, 2010)
TeamSnap CEO Dave, will be making a cameo appearance on our support squad this weekend. Dave moonlights on our support team on a regular basis but we decided to let you in on the secret so that you can have some fun with it.
Did Someone Say Contest?
(Sep 9th, 2010)
Um yes… we did! Today we are excited to launch our first contest – The TeamSnap Snap The Moment Photo Contest. It’s a mouthful but who cares, you can win an iPad!
Open Angel Forum Boulder Redux
(Jul 16th, 2010)
The Open Angel Forum, which TeamSnap presented at in February, is coming back to Boulder on August 4th. If you are a startup looking for money or an investor looking for great investment opportunities, check out the announcement. Be warned though – the bar is high. The Forum attracts serious investors by being very choosy about selecting the presenting companies. And it attracts the best companies by only inviting active investors with funds available. The result is a target rich environment from both sides: investors ready and willing to invest, and companies that represent attractive, high potential investment opportunities. If you feel you fit into either category it is well worth your time.
TeamSnap Secures New Funding
(Jun 8th, 2010)
Our customers and partners will be heartened to learn that TeamSnap has secured new funding which will help take us to the next level. TeamSnap already enjoys a vibrant, engaged customer base around the world. The money invested in the company will allow us to expand our feature set and accelerate our reach, and we remain solidly committed to retaining our world-class ease-of-use and the personalized service that is our hallmark. Thanks for being part of our success to date.
Good News, Slightly Bad News, Good News
(Apr 13th, 2010)
Many of you must be getting the word out about TeamSnap, because our subscriber base is growing dramatically. With all the new traffic, however, you might have noticed a slight slowdown in loading your team pages, especially during peak times of the day like lunchtime and early evening.
TeamSnap Named 2010 Webby Awards Official Honoree
(Apr 13th, 2010)
For the second year in a row, TeamSnap has been named an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards. These are the most prestigious awards for Web sites, and out of thousands of entries, only a very few made the cut to be named Honorees. We’re thrilled to join the others Honorees in the sports category, and note with a little bit of satisfaction that we are the only team-management web service to make the cut.
New Feature: Automatic Result Prediction
(Apr 1st, 2010)
Today we’re pleased to roll out a new feature that we think will make TeamSnap even more valuable for all of our teams: Automatic Result Prediction. Simply put, this feature uses artificial intelligence to predict and automatically enter the scores of your games as they occur. Now you no longer have to go into TeamSnap after the game to enter the score … TeamSnap accurately predicts and enters the score as soon as the game is completed.
TeamSnap Slowness Tonight Fixed
(Mar 25th, 2010)
We had some slowness in the application (as some of you noticed) from around 7:30-8pm Eastern (4:30-5pm Pacific). We traced this down to a problem on the underlying system that our database server sits upon, and were able to get it fixed. Everything should be running well now!
Wow! Totally Improved Contact Handling, For Youth Teams and Everyone
(Mar 2nd, 2010)
We’ve done a massive overhaul of how TeamSnap handles email addresses, phone numbers and additional contacts on the Roster. It’s sophisticated, flexible and powerful and we think you’re going to love it. It eliminates some of the workarounds that youth teams have had to make to get multiple parents listed with their kids, and for anyone with extra email addresses, phone numbers or cell phones it’s going to make your TeamSnap experience better too.
Introducing Our New Multi-File Uploader
(Feb 12th, 2010)
You asked for a faster way to upload big batches of team photos, and now it’s here: the TeamSnap multi-file uploader. This new tool makes it a snap to upload entire batches of photos at once. And we’ve sweetened it with a little bit of AJAX goodness so you actually see the thumbnails appear on the page as the upload is occuring.
TeamSnap is Hiring
(Feb 7th, 2010)
Are you passionate about the TeamSnap experience and want to help make it better? We’re looking for a contract designer and contract developer who can help take us to the next level. We’re not an ordinary web application and we’re not looking for your ordinary people. We’re looking for extraordinary folks who have vision and ideas, who understand web usability and the nuances of TeamSnap, and who are genuinely passionate about helping people manager their teams and groups through TeamSnap.
Just Launched: Public Access
(Feb 1st, 2010)
We’ve just rolled out one of our most-requested features: Public Access. In a nutshell, you can now grant your fans, friends and family read-only access to your team pages.
The great thing about Public Access is you have complete control over which information you wish to share. Share it all, share nothing, or pick just the sections you want to make public. Individual players also control what information to share about themselves.
New Referral Program Promotional Tool
(Oct 9th, 2009)
We’ve added a new social media promotional tool for TeamSnap Referral Program participants. You can now easily share a message and your referral link on your Facebook and Twitter pages. Click here to visit the program page and look for the Twitter & Facebook icons under the “Promotional Tools” section (center of page).
All the Uses for TeamSnap
(Sep 29th, 2009)
Any time is a good time to inform or remind people of all the uses for TeamSnap.com.
TeamSnap isn’t just for sports teams. The term “team” has many meanings such as group, panel, band, squad or party. Our product was built with this in mind and therefore can be used for pretty much anything.
Good, Bad Sports Parents Focus of Macomb Lecture
(Sep 29th, 2009)
MACOMB, Ill. – With fall athletics under way, a renowned youth sports psychologist is offering insight into sports parents. Daniel Gould will address the good, the bad and the ugly of parenting young athletes…
Parenting Youth Athletes Seminar
(Sep 28th, 2009)
Our friend Ann is leading a seminar about Parenting Youth Athletes at ClubSport (Portland, OR area) on October 5th. It is free to everyone. Please consider attending if you’re in the area.
- We Love Feedback (Sep 25th, 2009)
Tell Us About Whatever
(Sep 23rd, 2009)
If you have any relevant and general audience fun facts, jokes, trivia, tips, links, quotes, etc. you’d like to share with us, please send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll review all submissions and post many up on our blog and social network profiles. Speaking of profiles, below are links to our profile pages.
Top Secret Update from TeamSnapHQ
(Sep 17th, 2009)
We just sent out our very first periodic (un)newsletter! We call it the Top Secret Update. Click here to view it online and see the updates.
Follow us on Facebook, FriendFeed and Twitter
(Aug 28th, 2009)
We’ve gone social and set up a few social networking pages! We’ll be using the pages to post updates, questions, trivia, jokes, fun facts, tips, etc.
Come follow us by visiting the links below. Please re-post and re-tweet to share our pages with your friends.
Hide Past Refreshments
(Aug 27th, 2009)
Just a quite note to let everyone know that we’ve added a new preference on the Refreshments tab that allows you to hide past games and events. We got some feedback that for long seasons, stuff in the past wasn’t particularly useful to see. So now you can hide and show past events!
Introducing the TeamSnap Referral Program
(Aug 20th, 2009)
Our loyal users have been asking for more tools to spread the word about TeamSnap, so we’re very pleased to introduce the TeamSnap Referral Program. Not only do you get links and banners you can use to tell your friends and fellow players about TeamSnap, but you also earn money for every player who signs up a paid team. And anyone who uses your referral code get 10% for an entire year. It’s a win-win situation.
TeamSnap is a Webby Awards Honoree
(Apr 15th, 2009)
This just in: TeamSnap is an honoree in the 2009 Webby Awards. Check it out to see some of the impressive company we’re in. And thanks to all of our fantastic customers for spreading the word about TeamSnap and helping us to shape this product! This award belongs to the entire TeamSnap community.