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RosterBot 1.0: Ready to Roll

rosterbot.gif We’ve finished version 1.0 of RosterBot, our RSVP system for sports teams… it’s generic enough to do league hockey, shinny, Ultimate, or any sport… but functional enough to make management of your team(s) easier. I’ve described it in the past as being “.. like eVite for sports teams”.

It’s a pretty simple system: You can paste in the email addresses of all the players on your team, input dates of your upcoming games (which is even easier if it’s a recurring event) and the system does the rest to figure out who’s coming and who’s not.

Please do try it out: http://www.rosterbot.com

I got the idea when I became tired of sifting thru all the big long email threads from each of the hockey teams I play on where the team manager is trying to figure out who’ll be coming to the next game. It’s a painful, tedious task that all too quickly fills up Inboxes and Blackberries.

I know I’ve talked to many of you about this project of mine… In many cases, we’ve incorporated some of your feedback into the design. Thanks for that.. and please let me know what you think after fooling around with it for a while.

-Ian.

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6 Comments » for RosterBot 1.0: Ready to Roll
  1. Gnana says:

    Hi Ian,

    It is a nice tool and does exactly what the players want for the availability list mgmt.

    It would be great if you could employ OpenID authentication and an API for integrating other custom built apps like a scorebook app.

    I also noted that the site is being served by Mongrel. Guess it is written in RoR? If yes, will you open source it?

    Thanks and I’ll try to use RosterBot this season for managing the Cricket club I play for here in Cossonay, Switzerland ;-)

    -gnana

  2. Ian says:

    Some interesting discussion on TechCrunch about our little web app.

    Thanks for the Feedback..

  3. Ian says:

    Agreed on Arrington’s and Ted’s comments, BTW. I was being lazy. Gonna take the ads out of the signup process.

  4. Ted Shelton says:

    I am afraid I am going to have to pile on with Scott – what the heck is shinny? Is this some canadian thing? Guess I’ll check wikipedia…