Stats 2 Go
This summer we have been determined to develop an application where sports meet technology. Technology has taken over our world and has made everything easier. Now it’s time to take technology into the sports world. Stats 2 Go will be an application where technology will replace the pencil and paper.
We first researched to see if there are any applications like Stats 2 Go. We found a couple of applications that are similar, but do not provide the information that we would like to provide Stats 2 Go users. The applications we found to be similar to our idea includes Game Changer, and The Score. We tested each application as if it were our own and found that each one did not supply real time statistic updates. We would like Stats 2 Go to be able to give players, coaches, parents, and scouts real time scoring updates, so that they are aware of what the score is and how scored if they are not at the game or have missed a play that just happened. Another key feature that we would like to incorporate into Stats 2 Go and that is not in any other applications is the notes feature. This feature will incorporate a notes section for each individual player in our database. The note section will provide scouts with a section to write about a particular player to remind them what the player’s strengths and weaknesses are.
After we found out our competition we decided to meet with high school and college coaches in the area to see if they were interested in an application like Stats 2 Go. We have received the same response from every coach; “This is a great idea for an application if you can make it happen.” We are determined to make Stats 2 Go a reality and that is why we are continuing to survey coaches to be able to gather information on other ideas we will be able to place into the application. The coaches’ think it is a great idea for basketball because all of the information is stored in one book and the results are inputted using pencil and paper. We told them how about making these statistics live and always have access to any player in the database? They thought this would change the game of basketball for good. In fact the coaches provided us with another use of our application. The coaches looked at the application as a great way to change and modify their game plan based off of the statistics they would have at half time. The great thing about this application is that while the game is being played, a coach can view the statistics of the opposing team they are playing and modify their game plan by doing so. All in all every coach we interviewed truly felt this would be a very useful application and would love to implement Stats 2 Go.
In order to get the ball rolling even further, we have also found a programmer that we are using to help us develop our application, and have even began to make a model of our database. We hope to have the application finished in the fall. The development of this application has helped us to expand our knowledge of the many tools that are available to us.
In conclusion, we have found that while there are similar applications that exist, none offer real time statistics for high school or the college level. We truly believe that Stats 2 Go will be a game changer in the sports statistics market. So far we have had great success with our results and they will only help to push the development of our application further.