Rivalz is a sports community platform that connects passionate and competitive players who are eager to play sports together, and provides them with the best facilities. With Rivalz, users can find a game wherever and whenever they want. Join a sports game or create your own, book a playground, invite friends to compete and split the facility booking fee. With Rivalz you don’t just play, you compete!
Our client, Rivalz, came to Uptech with a request to create an MVP for the sports community platform. They wanted to connect people who are eager to play sports together and provide them with sports facilities. The client only had an idea about what the app should do and tasked Uptech to give the idea shape and bring it to life!
Thanks to Uptech’s refined product development process, we identified users’ main needs, then designed and developed that app that they love. See the process below.
The main product goal was to motivate users to compete with an opponent that matched their skills. Our task was to design the app and triggers for users to play games and compete with each other as rivals.
Uptech conducted user interviews and leveraged our experience to create an app that would motivate users to compete. We created the game-like UI, interactive animations social features to motivate users to be competitive. We designed and tested several concepts before selecting the final version, to make sure users love the app.
The hard part of building an MVP is to say NO hundreds of times to the “cool” but unnecessary features. In the first version, the goal was to deliver the product that users love and to fit within the budget and timeline.
From our experience of working with dozens of startups we know that building the right product is saying NO many times. That’s why we postponed the tournaments feature, online status for users, attachments and read/unread status for messages in chat. In the first version we decided to only include the four most popular games — Football, Basketball, Tennis, and Cricket — before adding other games in the next iteration. It all helped fit the app within budget and achieve the goals of bringing initial daily active users.
Uptech started with the Discovery Stage, the goal of which was to define the project vision and scope, do research and validate the hypothesis. Firstly, we conducted user interviews to understand their needs and learn how they gathered for sports games. Client interviews helped us identify the requirements and create the MVP Scope document.
We created the prototypes that visualized the scope and helped grasp the full picture of the app. After several iterations of testing, we improved the prototypes. It was an important step, since making changes to a black and white prototype is much simpler and cheaper than to a released app.
HERE ARE THE FEATURES
THAT WE IMPLEMENTED IN RIVALZ
From the very beginning, users can see that it’s not a simple app, it’s going to be a cool game.
Select your body parameters when creating the profile, to find the right rivals for your subsequent games. Interactive animation visualizes your body params.
Select one of your favorite games, the number of players you need, level and private/public game type. Select the playground, start, and end of the game and invite rivals to play with.
Select the payment method and add credit card details.The fee for the facility will be split between all players.
Search through the game’s other rivals who are already playing in your area and join the games with the most competitive players that match your skills.
Discuss the important details and use the game chat to check how your rivals are doing before the competition starts.
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