We're sports fans and follow several sports leagues around the world, including our local leagues in Puerto Rico. Throughout the past couple of years, and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, we and other fans had a hard time following most of the leagues that were actually playing games either because of a lack of an online presence or because of poor execution. We realized that most leagues around the world, with the exception of the biggest sports leagues, have the same problem: they haven't focused on fan engagement through websites or apps.
What it does
Sports F is an all-in-one solution for any sports league, no matter the size, to bring them up to the 21st century in fan engagement. It includes a CMS for league and team managers to manage their team's information, a web and mobile app, live scoring, video streaming and on-demand, and e-commerce capabilities.
How we built it
We've been developing this app using Ruby on Rails for the backend and CMS and Next.js for the frontend and ThetaPass implementation.
Challenges we ran into
The most common challenges we had while developing this app were: focus on development (making sure to always develop with the user experience in mind), compatibility in design, comply the delivery date and ensure the operability of the app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Knowing that we have developed an application that any sports league can use, maintain engagement with its fans from anywhere in the world and generate additional income for the league makes us proud because it is a great technological and sports advance. But above all, having the opportunity to integrate with NFT is the latest major advance that we have been able to apply to this app, which has taught us that we are up to date and that we have no limits when it comes to development.
What we learned
In this case, we learned how to integrate NFT into apps as a subscription method.
What's next for Sports F
Build the mobile app, add live-streaming capabilities, live scoring app, NFT marketplace, and merchandise store.