SportMatchup: find sporty competitors in your city

I love sport. I’m not very good any any particular kind, but I’ll play almost anything. I have heaps of sports equipment I’ve used only a few times, and drawers of uncompleted sports-club application forms. I’m always keen to play, but the hardest part is finding someone to play against, or finding a team to play with that isn’t made up of semi-pro hotshots who played in their high-school first team.

So, SportMatchup is a community site for finding competitors. The site is first and entirely a mobile site: not only is mobile likely to be the primary user environment in the near future, but I really wanted to try out a free-site-building service called Motribe. Motribe’s super easy to use. Including designing a logo, it took me twenty minutes to set up a basic mobile site, including adding advertising from AdMob and InMobi – I enter my AdMob and InMobi IDs on the Motribe dashboard, and revenue from clicks will gather in my ad-publisher accounts. (UPDATE: Misunderstanding: Ad revenue is possible from upgraded, paid Motribe products; for free sites, ad revenue goes to Motribe, presumably to help sustain the free service). By default, the Motribe site gets a domain, but I could point my own domain there instead, if I thought it worthwhile. For now, Motribe’s free service let’s me test the concept without even a domain-name-fee commitment.

Tools used:, logo done in Illustrator and optimised in Photoshop.

Process: Open a Motribe account, and enter some basic site details; design logo, upload to Motribe dashboard; drag-and-drop Motribe ‘plugins’ (site elements) and create city-specific chat rooms; write SportMatchup user guidelines; open ad-publisher accounts with AdMob and InMobi, and enter site IDs in Motribe dashboard. Make site live in Motribe dashboard.

2 thoughts on “SportMatchup: find sporty competitors in your city

  1. Hey Arthur I’m glad you are enjoying Motribe. It’s great to see people creating mobile communities to express and share their passions. Good luck, I hope users start swarming in soon 🙂

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