Every now and then it doesn’t hurt to take a look back and see how far you’ve come. Building the Twenty3 Content Toolbox has taken over two years of hard work for us. What started out as an internal tool to try and save the sanity of our graphic designer – it seems to have worked, he’s still with us – and spare him having to continuously produce the same kind of social media templates over and over again, has managed to grow into a multi-purpose tool used by the likes of Sky Sports and Catena Media.
There have been a few pivots and shifts along the way, a complete overhaul of the UI and a fairly painful infrastructure rebuild, so it’s safe to say that things have not always been the smoothest. But, it’s also safe to say we’re pretty proud of how far we’ve come. With that in mind, we thought we’d pick out and share some of the highlights (and spare you the many, many bugs fixes) with a little graphic and the rest of this article.
Added a new feature for users to store their images into albums allowing for easy re-use in graphics. No more uploading every time.
Research and development starts on a new feature to allow users to explore and analyse data on teams and players.
Upgraded the stats feature for Smart Graphics to allow you to change any stat on the fly within templates like Player Cards.
Added facial recognition to the image editor to auto-crop player imagery, saving users having to manual adjust photos to be in-frame.
Added a new data science visualisation library allowing users to drop heat maps, shot maps and more into templates.
Faster, better, stronger. Performance upgrades making creating graphics faster than ever.
Welcome to the Lab
Delve directly into the data; compare players, analyse their performance over custom time frames and more.
Viz, viz, viz
Added tonnes of new visualisations to the library including passing sonars, tackle maps and xG maps.
Brand new product added to the Toolbox that alerts you to emerging trends in player and team data.
New multi-brand features allowing you to easily swap elements like the template theme, logos and colours.
Data visualisations will now auto-load into templates as soon as you choose your team or player.
New year, new me.
Complete overhaul and new look for the graphics tool. Stripping away a lot of the unnecessary bits for a slim, trim and easier to use product.