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Kronocard release 1.0.0
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Kronocard version 1.0.0
Major Release! Available December 4th, 2017

Changes in 1.0.0

[Image: categories.jpg]

New CATEGORIES: Magic, Pokemon, Yugioh, Poker, Benchwarmer, Movies-TV, History and many more!
  • We added 18 optional categories
  • You can create your own categories:
    • Manage autocomplete lists for your categories
    • eBay: Map your virtual category to ANY ebay categories
    • eBay: Choose the accent color for the description template
    • eBay: Map and rename Kronocard fields for other uses on eBay
  • NOTICE: Once this upgrade is installed, communications with our server and eBay servers are suspended until Kronocard main screen is showed.
  • EXAMPLE: We listed Star Wars Cards

New LISTS MANAGER! We give you access to those lists:
  • The 'Case Exeptions' list. Specify which words are not subject to our auto-caser algorithm and how they should be cased.
    • All Roman numbers are now automatically uppercased. Do not add them to the list.
  • For each categories:
    • The 'Year / Product / Set' list: used with our Product lookup function
    • The Products list: used to autocomplete text as you type in the product field.
    • The Teams list: used to autocomplete text as you type in the team field.
  • List of possible values for the 'Memorabilia' field.
  • List of possible values for the 'Player / Desc.' field.
  • List of possible values for the 'Set' field.
  • List of photos sizes (used in the photo import module).
  • List of possible values for the 'Special' field.
  • List of possible values for the 'Subtitle' field.
  • Lines of positive feedback for buyers
  • Keyword translations for the eBay title for Dutch, Spanish and French languages

Other changes:
  • Speed fix: Saving cards in the group edition window was sloooooow. It is now faster
  • eBay: You can now change the default text to use for the item condition.
  • eBay: Lowered the minimum delay of the scheduling from 1 minute to 0.1 minute (6 seconds).
  • eBay: The description templates now ignores the fields for which you omitted values.
  • Documentation Services: Better recovery in case of problems.

Friendly reminder:
Do backups frequently. See how
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In the blog post How to List Star Wars trading cards on eBay with Kronocard we showed you the screen of the category manager. In this forum post I will explain in details some of the feature that were excluded from the blog in order to keep it short.

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The left column presents both Kronozio Categories and your Virtual Categories. Currently Kronocard supports 31 categories. eBay however supports dozens of thousands of categories. Kronozio is a small team, we are far far away from the 10,000+ eBay employees! Furthermore eBay categories can vary in different eBay international sites.

So Kronozio decided to provide main categories and let users create sub-categories that reflect their collections.

Even for Kronozio provided Categories you can provide some customization. Let’s review the other elements of this screen.
The right part of the screen is in two sections:
  • Top: Kronocard Settings
  • Bottom: eBay mappings
In the Kronocard Settings you have:
  • The name of the category and its description
  • A button to create a virtual category
  • The Location Code field
  • Stuff about Lists
The button to create a virtual category is only available for the Kronozio provided categories. When you create a virtual category, it must be closely related to the base category. If you do not find a base category that match your collection, then contact us: If your category is huge or popular and there is a match with our software then it will be a pleasure to add a new base category for you.

Let’s create a category for Spider-Man cards. Its Kronozio root category must be Heroes (Super Heroes Trading Cards). So in left column you select Heroes and make sure it is checked. Then you click on the “Create a virtual category for Heroes” button and enter “Spider-Man” as your virtual category name.

[Image: spider-man.jpg]

You will get this:

[Image: spider-man-categ.jpg]
  • In left column “Spider-Man” was added at the end of the list with its parent name in parenthesis
  • The Spider-Man category description is still “Super Heroes Trading Cards”. There will not be a Spider-Man category on Kronozio.com: Spider-Man cards will go into the Super-Heroes Category on Kronozio.com but in Spider-Man category in your own Kronocard.
  • You will have to provide a Location Code. Click on the [?] button to know what is. In short is related to the location of the card. If you already scanned your Spider-Man cards with a previous release of Kronocard then they should be in the category “Other” and location code “OT”. This is not a problem: Leave your cards where they are and just edit them to change their “category” field from “Other” to “Spider-Man”.
  • The Location Code must be unique. If you do not have enough Spider-Man cards to fill a box then at scanning time select the category “Other” of “Heroes”, put the cards in that box and once in Kronocard just change the category to “Spider-Man”
Lists Stuff
  • Lists are all the files provided by Kronozio that contains words and sentences related to cards sets. Kronozio distributes about two dozens of lists that you can now enhance.
  • For virtual categories you can choose to use the parent lists or create your own.
  • The “Manage lists…” button give you access to the Lists Manager Screen (explained later).

eBay Mapping

If you want to list your Spider-Man cards on eBay you must provide the eBay category CODE.

As far as we know there is no public complete list of those codes. eBay provides programmers an API to retrieve them but not all at once: you must retrieve root categories first and the specify one to retrieve branches until you reach a leaf. eBay add and removes categories from time to time. eBay international sites do not have the same categories. Keeping track of eBay categories takes too much time for our team size.

Instead, we gave you in our blog post  instructions to find the eBay category code. In case of doubt contact us: we may be able to find it for you.

We provide one category code field for singles and one for sets. The one Kronocard will use will depends on the field “cards in photo” (to be renamed to items in photo). If you list only singles then there is no need to provide a code for sets: leave the field empty.

Description Accent Color

This is a simple addition for people tired of the orange color. Select the one you want. Each category, provided by Kronozio or created by you, can have its own color.

Texts Mappings

In the right column of this grid you can change the texts that are used on eBay. For categories not related to sports it is important to change the “Sport” word to something else. We suggest using “Category”:

[Image: textsmapping.jpg]

Under the grid there is a line that tells you where on eBay the text will be used: it is either in eBay's description ->  item specifics or in the description template we provide. (We also changed the template so that it does not show the field name if you did not enter any data.)

Texts mappings can be a powerful feature as it allows you to change the meaning of some Kronocard fields. As an example you could change the meaning of Kronocard fields "Special" and "Team".

The same is true if your items are not trading cards: Rename "Cards Attributes", "Card Manufacturer", "Card Number" or others to what fits your items. There is a total of 37 texts that you can change. However, keep in mind that eBay may enforce some item specific fields. For sports trading cards, we strongly suggest you keep the default texts we provide.

The next picture shows the affected texts in eBay listings. Every text in a red box can be changed using the text mapping feature!
[Image: mappings.jpg]

The other main use will be with eBay international sites: Texts mappings also serve as a translation mechanism.

Football

In most countries the most popular sport of the world, Football, is not with a cigar shaped ball. Since Kronozio is based in North America and our main market is there we named Football as Soccer and American Football as Football. But, with the virtual categories you can create a “Fútbol” or “Champion League Football” category with Soccer as the root.



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The Lists Manager

This is another powerful feature. It allows you to customize many lists:

  • The 'Case Exeptions' list. Specify which words are not subject to our auto-caser algorithm and how they should be cased.
    • All Roman numbers are now automatically uppercased. Do not add them to the list.

  • For each categories:
    • The 'Year / Product / Set' list: used with our Product lookup function
    • The Products list: used to autocomplete text as you type in the product field.
    • The Teams list: used to autocomplete text as you type in the team field.

  • List of possible values for the 'Memorabilia' field.
  • List of possible values for the 'Player / Desc.' field.
  • List of possible values for the 'Set' field.
  • List of photos sizes (used in the photo import module).
  • List of possible values for the 'Special' field.
  • List of possible values for the 'Subtitle' field.
  • Lines of positive feedback for buyers
  • Keyword translations for the eBay title for Dutch, Spanish and French languages
Here is the main screen, split in three columns:


[Image: listsmanager.jpg]
  • Left column is the list of lists. Sorry for some obscure names, we added a description at the center top of the screen that reflects the one that is selected.
  • Middle column shows the content provided by Kronozio for the selected list in left column. We do not provide data for every list and if you create virtual categories their three specific lists will be empty. This content may change with Kronocard updates.
  • Right column is content provided by you for the selected list in left column. you can add or remove lines using the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons. For the (-) button, all selected lines will be removed.
Adding content


There are three types of lists:
 
  • Simple list of words or sentences, those are mainly used as auto-completion texts.
  • Dictionary list where a unique key word or sentence produces an alternative text. Those are mainly used for translations.
     
  • Year / Product / (Set) fields. Those are lists for our Product Lookup feature that populates the fields “Year”, “Product” and optionally “Set”.
You can add many items in a list at the same time: Just enter one entry per line and select your delimiter if needed. You can even paste data from other sources.

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When you click "Verify and Add" button, Kronocard will parse your data. If the format is valid and the data is not already in Kronozio provided list or in you list then it will be added to your list. If any errors are found they will be reported. Please note that we do not close the window when that button is clicked because if you have errors (wrong delimiter or anything else) we want you to be able to fix them.

Remark about Case Exeptions
It's not just for uppercase. You can add exception "thisISsoCOOL" and if you enter "thisissocool" or "THISISSOCOLL" in a field you will get "thisISsoCOOL".
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IMPORTANT NOTES for users of eBay international sites

You will have to review you category settings for eBay text mappings.

Starting with Kronocard 1.0.0 we no longer use our old translation mecanism.
Each user can now translate the text the way they want and customize it for each category.

If you do not customize your categories then the english words will be used.
To avoid you loosing too much work here are the old translations for Dutch, Spanish and French:

DUTCH
This card is exempt from major defects. : Deze card bevat geen beschadiging.
This card have some minor defects. : Deze card bevat kleine beschadiging.
This card have some important defects. : Deze card heeft aanzienlijke beeschading.
Please refer to the pictures. : Zie de fotos
Sport:
Year : Jaar
Product :
Single : Singel
Set :
Card Attributes : Card toevoegingen
Autograph : Handtekening
Rookie : Eerste jaars
Piece of Authentic : Memorabilia
Serial Numbered : Serial Numbered
Card Number : Card nr
Player : Speler
Card Manufacturer : Merk Card
Size : Groote
Professional Grader : Professioneel gecertificeerd
Team :
Remark : Opmerkingen
Baseball : Honkbal
Basketball : Basketbal
Boxing : Boxen
Football : Amerikaans Footbal
Golf :
Hockey : Ijschokey
MMA :
Multisport :
Racing : Autoracen
Soccer :Voetbal
Tennis : 
Wrestling : Worstelen
Other : Overig
eBay Store : eBay winkel
About Me : Over mij
Other Listings : Overige listings
Feedback : Feedback
Add to Favorites : Toevoegen aan favorieten
Contact Me : Contact mij
Yes : Ja
No : Nee
Payment : Betaling
Shipping : Verzenden
Returns and Claims : Retouren en afhandeling
About Us : Over ons
Listing by Kronozio sports cards selling tools. :

SPANISH
This card is exempt from major defects. : Este cromo está exento de defectos.
This card have some minor defects. : Este cromo tiene alguno defectos menores.
This card have some important defects. : Este cromo tiene algunos defectos importantes.
Please refer to the pictures. : Consulte el estado real en la imagen.
Sport : Deporte
Year : Año
Product : Producto
Single : Base
Set : Serie
Card Attributes : Característica
Autograph : Firmado
Rookie : Rookie
Piece of Authentic : Pieza de Autenticidad
Serial Numbered : Número de serie
Card Number : Número de cromo
Player : Nombre Jugador
Card Manufacturer : Editorial
Size : Tamaño
Professional Grader : Grado
Team : Equipo
Remark : Observaciones
Baseball : Beisbol
Basketball : Basket
Boxing : Boxeo
Football : Futbol Americano
Golf :
Hockey :
MMA :
Multisport : Multideportivo
Racing :
Soccer : Futbol
Tennis :
Wrestling :
Other : Otro
ebay Store : Tienda Ebay
About Me : Sobre Mi
Other Listings : Otros Listados
Feedback : Valoraciones
Add to Favorites : Añadir a favoritos
Contact Me : Contactame
Yes : Si
No : No
Payment : Pago
Shipping : Envío
Returns and Claims : Devoluciones y reclamaciones
About Us : Sobre nosotros
Listing by Kronozio sports cards selling tools : Catalogado por Kronozio cromo herramientas de ventas


FRENCH
This card is exempt from major defects. : Cette carte est exempte de défaut majeur.
This card have some minor defects. : Cette carte présente des défauts mineurs.
This card have some important defects. : Cette carte présente des défauts importants.
Please refer to the pictures. : Se référer aux photos.
Sport :
Year : Année
Product : Produit
Single : Individuel
Set : Ensemble
Card Attributes : Attributs
Autograph : Autographié
Rookie : Recrue
Piece of Authentic : Souvenir
Serial Numbered : Numéroté
Card Number : Numéro de carte
Player : Joueur
Card Manufacturer : Producteur
Size : Taille
Professional Grader : Évaluateur
Team : Équipe
Remark : Remarque
Baseball :
Basketball :
Boxing : Boxe
Football : Football Américain
Golf :
Hockey :
MMA :
Multisport :
Racing : Course motorisée
Soccer : Football
Tennis :
Wrestling : Lutte
Other : Autre
eBay Store : Boutique eBay
About Me : À propos
Other Listings : Autres listings
Feedback : Évaluations
Add to Favorites : Ajouter aux favoris
Contact Me : Me contacter
Yes : Oui
No : Non
Payment : Paiement
Shipping : Expédition
Returns and Claims : Retours et réclamations
About Us : À PRopos
Listing by Kronozio sports cards selling tools. :
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