Looks awesome guys!
My nephew and his partner are building something similar, but targeted at a different activity. I think this model of leveraging technology to connect with new people to do things you all love is going to grow in popularity over the next few years.
Edit: How do you plan for this to be better than Facebook group & events? Or Meetup?
In the way that Sporty concentrates on being one specific niche. You enter Sporty to do sports with friends and people nearby and you know all the people are in there for the same game.
Seems like there is a bit of a classic chicken and the egg problem though. How are you going about getting people to start using it before there is already an established community using it?
This is a common scenario for a lot of a services, particularly those that get better the larger and more consistent the user base. (And a lot has been written on the topic.)
Uber/Lyft for example, first scoped their service offering to particular cities; Facebook (famously) started at a single college.
I assume Sporty will do something similar — like most apps that aim to connect us in the real world. I’d be curious to hear the details though…
Totally unrelated to the product but the hand in the photograph is giving me the heebie jeebies.
Haha, that's no good.
dry skin from mountain climbing.
Naw Its just the angle of the thumb is lined up with the side of the hand and slightly out of focus.
Hey guys! I'd love to hear any and all feedback you might have, no matter good or bad. This is our launch day and I'm really thrilled to finally release it.