Concept There’s nothing on earth for any man to recall when it comes to his/her best days in life but one, without doubt it’s the time with their Alma Matter. Unlike in any other part of the world, Sri Lankan’s bond towards their second mother is remarkable. People spend a quite a lot of time in admiring, gossiping even benchmarking their respective schools. Unfortunately only a few, with adequate time amongst them were able to dedicate themselves in such activities. However, the remaining lot always hunts for this entertainment in parties, meet ups, get-togethers and even on facebook. But there is a serious lack in persistence and instant availability of the information in this ‘fast and instant information era’. As a solution to this long awaited challenge, we found cheerurTeam. Solution Updating information related to school sports, archiving it in a structural way, maintaining students’ profiles and transformation of the conventional cheering and supporting in to an online experience, were the core activity of our initiative. We leveraged the internet to minimize our operational cost, and developed various applications in mobile phones to facebook to distribute the information. Apart from the operational team, We have recruited professional journalist and professional photographers to maintain good quality contents in our initiative. Mobile Applications At the beginning we ran our whole solution on website. We discovered, in Sri Lanka Mobile penetration is far better than the internet penetration. So, we started to focus on delivering the content via mobile phones. SMS Alerts App We tied up with Dialog to send school cricket updates and we developed an SMS alert application on the Aventura platform provided by Etisalat. By this application we solved a unique challenge; There are days that consist about 10 school matches. So, if we are to start sending all match results of all schools to subscribers, it could put them off as most of it are irrelevant. As most people are interested only in his or her school and not all the schools in the country. As the solution we developed this application in such away, Users can subscribe to the application by their school name or by any particular sport or all schools and all sports, according to their preferences. Another fantastic feature is; if a subscriber wants to get a match update of other schools, the request can be treated on demand. Eg: If a user has subscribed to Ananda College and wants to know what happened at the Royal-Thomian big match; he will just simply have to send an on demand text to 4499 on Etisalat. Particulars of registering and unregistering as follows; • Particular school’s sports updates To subscribe type REGSCHOOL and send to 4499 To unsubscribe type UNREG • SCHOOL and send to 4499 • Sports updates of a particular sport regardless of schools: To subscribe type REGSPORT and send to 4499 To unsubscribe type UNREG SPORT and send to 4499 • All sports updates of all the schools To subscribe type REGSCHOOL and send to 4499 To unsubscribe type UNREG SCHOOL and send to 4499 http://apps.appzone.lk/#app_106 J2ME Application This application can be installed to any Java enable mobile and get the updates on the go.. We provide the completed matches results, upcoming matches details (comprehensive: Date/time/venue), Match report articles, Photographs, To get the user interactivity we have integrated website’s comment wall call ‘Opine Wall’ and users can cheer via mobile for their upcoming school matches.. http://m.cheerurteam.com/download/cheerurteam.jar Mobile Web This is to cater the people at large. Who ever has a phone with GPRS/Data connectivity can view this site.. Nothing to download and it takes few Bytes to download the content. The Mobile web contain the completed and upcoming matches and the articles. Users can cheer for the upcoming matches. Via mobile web user can follow the live match on the go.. http://m.cheerurteam.com Other Service Platforms Facebook Application – http://apps.facebook.com/rugbymatches http://apps.facebook.com/bigmatches Widgets http://api.cheerurteam.lk/index.php/maincontroller/rugby http://api.cheerurteam.lk/index2.php
What we deliver?
SMS Alerts – Sri Lankan school sports updates and results Mobile web and J2ME App – Match results, Match write ups, pictures (not in mobile web), Online cheering, comments,
Why is the project unique?
Sri Lankan culture is carved with patriotism. Unlike in any other part of the world, Sri Lankan’s patriotism towards their second mother is remarkable. People spend a quite a lot of time in admiring, gossiping even benchmarking their respective schools. But unfortunately, there was a serious lack in persistence and instant availability of the information So, we found cheerurTeam to cater the busy individuals who are patriotic to their alma mater and eager to get updates of the latest happenings in schools and school sports arena.
Cheerurteam.com (Pvt) Ltd
Western Province Sri-Lanka
URL/Website – www.cheerurteam.com