OhioTex wrote:I would be curious to know more about how you are connecting to and using an "external display" with iscore basketball...Also, i see you have posted before for football and baseball also. Wondering if external displays used in those scenerios too.
While it would be a cool feature for football and baseball, I find it unlikely that my school is going to be able to afford an outdoor big screen video display anytime soon, so I can see why the developers prioritized the feature for basketball. I'm also trying to work out a way to incorporate radio-style play-by-play into the scorecast by using RTMP streaming. It would be cool if iScore could take an audio input, but I've had some success using media encoding software to stream my audio source in tandem with a screen shot of the scorecast. A little convoluted, but it works.
I suspect that a great number of iScore users are coaches / assistant coaches who sit on the bench and are mostly concerned with their own team's stats for their own purposes. But I'm not a coach - I'm a sports information director and PA announcer for all sports. So I'm mostly looking for ways to enrich the fan experience. Therefore, the live Scorecast feature, the Scoreboard feature, the basketball external display feature, and the ability to load team logos and player photos are big wins for me. Having the stats on a heads-up display makes me a better announcer, the live fan-facing components help me reach more people in more ways, and the instant e-mail feature lets me easily report results to media outlets after the game. The Twitter integration is cool too, although I wish it would tweet a link to the specific scorecast for the game instead of making fans copy and paste my customer ID number.
Most stat apps either don't have fan-facing features, or if they do, they charge either you or your fans an ongoing subscription fee for access. Another huge capability that I haven't found in most other stat tracking apps is the ability to choose any two teams even if neither one of them is mine
. We host a lot of tournaments and so this comes up frequently.
If iScore made apps for Volleyball or Lacrosse, I would snap those up too, but I suppose those are smaller markets compared to the four apps they have today.