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Are You Watching This?!

Sports Video Tracking Software


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Published 12/13/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Are You Watching This (RUWT) is an application for sports fans. Its purpose is to alert fans only when the most exciting games are on and worth watching.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

RUWT was founded in 2007 by Mark Phillips as a way for sports fans to determine what games are worth watching and what channel to tune in to in their areas.

What are the differences to other apps?

RUWT’s algorithm is designed to alert users only when a game is worth watching. Rather than continuous updates of games that aren’t exciting, the application actually rates the games on a scale using collected data and only alerts for the most exciting games.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

At first glance, users may think this is a typical sports site. The interview video on the home page with founder Mark Phillips is informative and helps with understanding the way RUWT works.

By providing information about cable/satellite providers, users’ alerts will include what local channel to watch to see the action. Users also customize their profiles with a short bio, favorite jersey number, hometown, current town, favorite teams, favorite sports quotes, favorite sports movies, favorite sports moment, favorite athletes, players they love to hate, and the best game they’ve ever attended.

Users may then customize their alerts. They can choose which sports, frequency of alerts, whether they wish to only be notified of games that are viewable in their area, frequency of email and cell phone alerts (this is where the cell phone number is requested).

In addition to alerts, users may view what games are occurring and root for a game. This data goes into the overall algorithm in calculating how exciting a game is and whether it is worth watching. Users can also choose which team they predict will win the game. It is interesting to see the RUWTbot add and remove roots as time goes on. A space is provided for users to “shout” about each game as well. Game pages also include news stories related to the teams playing in each game.

How does the registration process work?

Registration may be completed by linking the app with Facebook or by providing a zip code, cable or satellite television provider, name, email, and password.

What does it cost to use the application?

RUWT is completely free to use. Texting fees may apply to alerts depending on individual cell plans.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Sports fans will appreciate this site for the ease of use and notifications of truly epic games.

  • Free to use
  • Customizable
  • Alerts for great games in multiple sports
  • Algorithm to indicate the best games
  • Alerts via email, text, or both
  • Updated scores
  • Daily sports schedule customized with local channels


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