How might we make the task of playing organized sports such as soccer and basketball with other people easy and more accessible?
The customers for our app would be individuals looking to participate in team-based sports matches, such as pickup soccer or pickup basketball games. The need for this problem is the difficulty that people face in finding enough players to organize and participate in team-based sports matches. Many people want to participate in sports matches but often struggle to gather enough players due to location, and busy schedules, or just being able to find people. We should address this process because nowadays people are very busy and they don’t have time to organize a sports match and they do not want to struggle with organizing the sports match. It has been increasingly challenging to find enough people to play with. There is a growing trend in health and fitness, and team-based sports are a great way to socialize and stay active. With everyone having smartphones nowadays it has never been easier to connect with people online that have the same interests and needs.
User Pain Points
“Using discord and group me, I identified a few different categories of users and did 10 user interviews”
“80% of people I interviewed said they had trouble finding teammates to play with..”
“Users had concerns about privacy and safety as they are meeting with random people”
Problems we would need to address are public safety with meeting with random people. Such as implementing features such as user verification, community reporting, an 18+ age limit, optional background checks, and serious community guidelines.
Product Manager Learnings:
How to write a detailed spec, feature prioritization, and building an MVP.