Michigan 2012 Recruiting class iPad app

Submitted by Dizzo on February 10th, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Just to let any iPad users know, my first (free) iPad app was approved today and posted to the App Store.  It's a pretty simple app, but aggregates a lot of the free data available on the web specifically for the 2012 football recruits.  

It's called "tsRecruiting" (Tremendous Software - Recruiting) and I hope to release other apps under the "ts" tag in the future.  

I'll be updating the content regularly as I find new videos/articles, etc.  Eventually I'll put out a 2013 version too, but want to see feedback on this one first before adding in some of the new features I am working on.  

Comments

Noleverine

February 10th, 2012 at 5:30 PM ^

Any plans for one for DROID? And it may be more user friendly to just allow you to choose year rather than needing to have separate apps. Just a thought.

Dizzo

February 10th, 2012 at 5:36 PM ^

I don't have any Android devices to test on though, so just went for iPad since I have one. 

Definitely going to do a single app w/ selecting the year for the next revision.  Don't want to have multiple downloads as you point out.  Being my first app, I didn't know how much Apple looked at stuff, so I wanted to get through one complete publish process before adding too many features.  They actually rejected my first version because I used a background image that contained the Big House and a block M was visible.  Since I couldn't provide documentation that I had the rights to display the trademarked logo, they rejected it and I had to go back and use a generic football field instead.  

Dizzo

February 10th, 2012 at 5:38 PM ^

All the content is web-based, so now that it's actually in the App Store, I'll be adding a bunch more content.  

2013 recruits, more complete highlight videos, interviews, articles, etc.  I tried to get at least one highlight reel for everyone (couldn't find anything for Jeremy Clark) before submitting, and now I'll be scanning for more complete stuff.  I have some other features planned too for the next release when I add in the 2013 class where it's prospects for the most part instead of commits. 

Dizzo

February 10th, 2012 at 5:40 PM ^

Planning an iPhone version, but haven't figured out how to display the content on the small screen.  I don't think what I did for the iPad would work directly on the iPhone, it would need to be a difference use case, but I do have a couple thoughts for tracking 2013 prospects, interest levels, and other updates. 

elaydin

February 10th, 2012 at 5:51 PM ^

drop me a line (google it) .  I could help. 

One thing you could do is download the html, change the stylesheet to your own, mobile friendly version.  Haven't looked at the app, but I could certainly give you some ideas.

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