Shnarped builds sports media applications for athletes and fans to connect and create simple video highlights.
Shnarped is a tech company that builds great consumer mobile apps in the sports media space. Their latest release (titled Shnarped, launched Nov 2015) enables users to capture video, edit, and share sports moments with tools like slow motion, music, a moving spotlight, and special effects. Over 150,000 people have downloaded Shnarped, and thousands of people post videos of themselves every day. An earlier platform created a new way for pro athletes to connect with their fans via a unique one-to-N messaging feature. Athlete profiles were generated by aggregating player news, statistics, tweets, and highlights from across multiple pro leagues. Fans could communicate directly with players that claimed their profiles in a new way designed specifically for the pro athletes. In 2014, more NHL players used Shnarped’s app than used Twitter to communicate with hockey fans. Under development is a new platform targeting the amateur sports market which enables AI techniques such as computer vision and NLP/chatbots. Currently coaches, athletes, and parents’ communications are spread across multiple ineffective platforms. The new app – currently dubbed Crewsade and due for release in late 2016 – makes team communications simple and effective by creating a centralized location for chat and photo/video sharing. A virtual assistant coach helps the team with logistics and creates a fun environment for the team.
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