The “Why” Behind Sporfie

Sporfie   •   August 8, 2017


You have a 98.3% chance to miss the game highlights if you film randomly.

It’s true–out of a couple of hours played at most sports games, only a few seconds to a minute are what most would consider highlights. This has been broadly proven for high-intensity professional games and is even more accurate for amateur and youth sports.

Who would invest in anything that has such a failure rate?! Nevertheless, parents continue to try their luck and hope they will walk out of the game with at least some memories on film.

As parents, many of us keep our phones in-hand throughout the game, instinctively raising the camera and hitting “record” anytime the players move toward one side of the field. But, most of the time, we end up stopping the video after a few minutes or seconds and deleting the uneventful footage.

Some parents, desperate not to miss anything, even go so far as to film the entire game, with their eyes glued to their screens, and end up with more footage than anyone cares to watch.

That was the old way of doing things.

The solution to this problem can be found through this striking reality: At every game, there are as many cameras available as there are parents on the sidelines, cameras that are filming in increasingly better quality–also known as smartphones.

Let’s look at an average game with 20 parents in attendance.

If there are 20 parents, then it can be assumed there are also 20 smartphones–all of which are likely equipped with a quality video camera–at the same game at the same time.

Most of said parents don’t film at all, choosing instead to focus entirely on the game.

Some film in anticipation, maybe ending up with a little bit of footage saved at the end.

One parent mounts their camera on a tripod and records the game in its entirety. Then, they go home and edit those hours of footage into something they can share and watch later. Or, it’s stored and never watched again.

So then, why can’t everyone else at the game save the highlights they want using that one parent’s camera?

By communicating and working together, 19 of those 20 parents could focus entirely on the game without the distraction of filming and get video highlights without having to edit hours of footage.

Where this idea falls apart in practice is with that last parent, who does almost all of the work with little reward.

Not many people would selflessly volunteer to film the entire game and edit the footage every single week. And even if they did, would that really be fair?

With the ambition of solving this problem for every parent, Sporfie was created.

Sporfie is an innovative mobile app that strives to create a new way to save sports highlights, breaking down the barrier between filming the game and living in the moment, making both possible at once.

Rather than try to predict when to hit “record,” Sporfie allows every parent at a game to capture moments after they happen, using just one shared camera.

By combining technology and teamwork, all 20 parents in the above example could watch the game and save their own videos without anyone having to take on extra work.

Plus, video clips captured using Sporfie are ready to share instantly, no editing required.

While other video apps focus on capturing more, we strive to capture less.

When you think back on anything in your life, you don’t recount details of each day–you recall only moments that matter. Why should your filming needs be any different?

As you walk out of the game, Sporfie is automatically compiling your moments into one highlight reel–a video story of the game ready to be replayed and shared.

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