RECAPP: Your Favorite Sports News in One Place

November 6, 2012

12:40 pm

If you’re a sports fan who visits a dozen websites everyday looking for fresh sports news, here’s a time saving solution. RECAPP is the sports news app that organizes high quality news by your favorite teams and sports. For fans, both casual and hardcore, this app offers an easy way to stay up to date on their favorite teams.

Users can select their favorite teams across different leagues and funnel the latest updates into one feed. Follow categories as broad as soccer, leagues such as the NFL or NCAA basketball, or your favorite teams like the Washington Redskins.

The internet can tend to get really noisy during real-time sports updates. Much of the news comes from amateur pieces, not quality publishers. While there will always be the worldwide leaders like ESPN and Twitter, RECAPP distinguishes itself by providing a top-level look at the team using local news and experts.

Launched in April 2012, the app has gained good traction and feedback. “Organically, app downloads have increased mostly by word of mouth, but sports is a tough nut to crack,” shares founder David Chen. “When you look at the landscape of sports apps, there’s a lot of room for improvement.” In the next several months, the team plans to release an Android app and develop a more social platform for fans to engage and connect with each other.

Whether it’s promoting at startup conferences or local sports bars, people who love technology and sports love RECAPP. Chen explains that the best thing about this startup is “being able to create something you’re passionate about that people also find value in — there’s nothing like that.”

For more information, visit RECAPP at their website, or follow them on Twitter @RECAPP for the latest updates.

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Stephanie is Lead Designer and co-founder of Landmark, a navigation app for walking directions based on photos of buildings and landmarks. Stephanie was a guest at Y Combinator’s prestigious Female Founders Conference and was profiled in The Washington Post. Actively involved in the DC community, she is a co-producer of the DC Tech Meetup and is actively involved in encouraging technology education and mentorship for women. Follow her on Twitter @nguyenist.

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