So it’s been a while now since we last blogged about our work with the guys at BBC Sport and following Matthew Clarks’ latest blog we thought it was time to update you all.
The last time we spoke we had just got back from the build studio and were awaiting news as to whether our idea, out of the ten at the build studio, would make it through to Pilot. Well by the very nature of me sharing this blog post with you all, I think it’s fairly obvious that we were one of the lucky four!
Back in November we popped down the road to MediaCity in Salford to take part in the BBC Connected Studio event. The events give the wider digital community, internal BBC employees and external companies the chance to pitch directly to the people responsible for the individual products at the BBC. A brief is set for every event a few weeks prior to the 'studio day'. If they like your idea, there is a chance you will be invited back to the build studio to create a prototype and then if you are successful, a pilot to see how your idea can work in the real world.
This time round the beeb were looking for ways to integrate the available digital content with it's live sports coverage. Once we received the brief we spent some time brainstorming at Pobl HQ. We struck upon the idea of creating a digital dashboard to act as a second screen experience for sports fans and create the ultimate 'datatainment' experience.
A couple of weeks back we had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Salford Business Expo at Salford City Stadium. This was a great opportunity for us to network with other companies in the area and put Pobl and App Development in Salford on the map.
The day could have got off to a better start with a lot of exhibitors not having tables or chairs as they had requested and not knowing where their stands were. The steady flow of attendees and friendly exhibitors made up for this as the day went on.