The Playspedia Story
Playspedia is a sports strategy tool built for coaches & players with the vision of bringing play creation and strategy to the digital age. Around 2004, I was running an Ultimate Frisbee blog where sharing animated plays served as a key means of illustration the basics. From offensive formations, to defensive drills, the blog contained a collection of animated plays built in flash technology.
As the audience grew, users started to ask how they could create their own plays. So I shared source files for the flash plays but this proved to be too difficult. As well, Flash itself as a technology was losing support and mostly dead in the water so it became evident that this technology would not last long.
Fast forward to 2018, Playspedia has been rebuilt to leverage modern web technologies, and with a renewed focus to bring team plays, coaching and an improved user experience to the entire play making flow. With this release came the first premium membership subscription service.