It all started with an email from Snaptic for an invitation for "Move Your App" Challenge, I was working on some other android application at the time so I decided to just turn that in.
At the very same time, me, my co-worker Jonathan Pennington, Delfin, Michael and John decided to play basketball the week after. A week has passed, everybody except me and John bailed out at the last minute, and we didn't even have a ball, nor there are anybody playing at the park. Feeling frustration about finding the game, I've decided to make a seperate app about it to enter the challenge. Since it is a problem I am trying to solve myself.
Pickup Sports is about finding a casually assembled, spontenous game of any sports, it promotes physical, mental as well as social wellness of a person, the application allows you to keep a record of how much sport you've played, and it gives you extra gimmik for using phone's accelerometer for warming up. The core of the application is to make it easy to understand just like how normal pickup sports are being played.
I've completed the Pickup Sports within 10 days, drove up the San Francisco on a Wednesday night after work, only to find out I've won the grand prize for "Move Your App" Challenge. It was very surprising since it was very competitive, there were a lot of amazing applications that spent a lot more time and being more refined. I am very honored to win the award and will try my best to expand the product.
On the very same weekend (memorial day weekend) I've managed to crank out the WebOS version of the application, and the iPhone version should be released in next couple of days before I go to TED. During the period I've also registered http://www.ipickupsports.com, as well as a kid version located at http://www.earnthestars.com, the basics of web portion should be out in next couple of days as well.