18 Feb 2019 TBA Update: Robot Names, New Stats, and more!

Here is another update on our progress building The Blue Alliance.
Read about our last update here!

The Blue Alliance is an open-source project built by volunteers who write code for our website, Android app, and iOS app; as well as mods who help us keep all our data accurate. Please consider contributing

Area Updates


Our work on the website and backend is led by @plnyyanks & myself.


Our work on push notifications is led by @Zach_O

  • The first PR for the The Blue Alliance’s new notification backend got merged. The next step will be building out the subscription endpoints for the notification service.
  • Subscription API work, as well as building out support for additional notifications, is currently underway. This is a large work effort, and will take some time.

iOS App

Our work on the iOS app is led by @Zach_O

  • Since our last update, v1.0.2 and v1.0.3 have shipped to the App Store!
  • v1.0.2 is focused around adding debug information to track down and fix some crashes (which was a success - PRs crashes are getting fixed), and adding iOS 11 support
  • v1.0.3 fixed a bug where Matches weren’t showing up in the Matches table
  • The Match Breakdown/Event Insights views for 2019 are ready to ship! We’ll need to ship an update (v1.0.4) to support these.

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Thanks to our Contributors!
Thank you everyone who contributes to The Blue Alliance, either providing data, helping moderate media, writing code, and everything else!

Austin Shalit (1):
      Remove extra `{` (#2402)

Eugene Fang (7):
      Use HTTPS for image meta tags. Fixes #2388
      Properly encode account display names in suggestion controllers
      More robust encoding of account display names
      Bump django version (#2391)
      Update rankings, match breakdowns, and event insights for 2019 (#2395)
      Fix blue showing red endgame
      Add scoring location breakdown

Jared Hasen-Klein (1):
      Adds badge with week # to events (#2397)

Phil Lopreiato (2):
      Skip importing robot names for 2019 (#2389)
      [team-admin] Allow editing robot names (#2390)
Bryan Herbst (1):
  	Fix offseason events that straddle month boundaries or that occur on the first/last day of the month not showing up. (#887)
Zachary Orr (7):
  	Support iOS 11 support (#423)
  	Remove team motto from Team view (#425)
  	Make match score optional (#427)
  	Remove validation to allow empty AwardRecipient objects (#429)
  	Fix team search bar count showing up incorrectly (#430)
  	Update React Native to add 2019 views
  	v1.0.4 (#433)

Glad to see 2019-specific insights, everyone should really take a look at the interesting week 0 insights

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Was reviewing the Bonus Objective Statistics, what is a “Unicorn Match”?

4 rp

Ahh okay Thank you!

I’m way too exited about this little feature. Great work by everyone involved!


I noticed and like the new Week # for the event last night. Could this be added everywhere the competition’s date is referenced, specifically the team pages?

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Thanks a ton to all TBA contributors! It really is an invaluable resource to everyone.


Great idea! I just added it. If you don’t see it on a particular page, it’s a cache thing and should show up within 24 hours.


Will team avatar’s be available on team pages?

They should be within 24 hours.

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I would like the match score breakdown page to have the rocket 1, cargo ship and rocket 2 in the same order in the table and graphical display.

I may have missed it, but has the schema for 2019 scoring been released? If not, is there a rough ETA on it? I know FIRST just recently released theirs and I understand it takes time add it to the API. Thanks!

2019 avatars are now live

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The 2019 scoring breakdowns are available via the API


We’re just missing documentation for this model, but they’re available

Edit: The docs are now on the API page for the 2019 models


This is just a small thing, but would making null hatches show up as black or some other color make it easier to see? Right now the white on the faded colors are a little straining on the eyes.

P.S. when’s night mode coming out?

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Yeah, black is probably a better choice of color. I’ll change it.

As for night mode… no promises on when. :upside_down_face:


Pull requests are welcome

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