Sports fans have yet another way to enjoy their favorite games, thanks to Kwarter’s Fancake app. Utilizing the two-screen viewing experience, fans can chat, capture medals, and make in-game predictions while watching the big game.
The Basics of Fancake
Fancake is an interactive and free iOS app that offers four during-game activities:
- Chat with other sports fans
- Capture medals for points and to increase one’s profile
- Make in-game predictions – i.e. whether the next goal will be a 3-pointer, free throw, etc.
- Play for tangible rewards, such as discounts off of purchases, free apps, and other items, by scoring well in games and by simply checking into many games
In each game, there will be a “Game Master,” who not only updates the scores and welcomes users, but also releases medals when a prominent event takes place – such as a touchdown, dunk, or first down. The medal will flash onto the screen, allowing the user to touch it and claim it. Some medals are limited, such as the gold medals that are to one person.
In addition, bonuses are offered to those who get the most points in a game. In the past, Fancake has held exciting challenges, with prizes that include giving a big-screen TV to the user who gets the most points during the March Madness tournament.
Fancake is certainly young (founded in 2011), but I think that it is bound for greater things. Already, users spend an average of 1 hour, 13 minutes per use – with a total of 21,148 hours of use so far, according to Devon Glenn.
Watch this video demo to see the basic features Fancake offers:
Advantages and Disadvantages of Fancake
Interactivity is the name of the game with this app. Getting to know some of the “regulars” is one of the cooler things the app offers. Of course, there is the added element of competing for medals and points that can be redeemed for real prizes. It’s incredibly fun to chat with other sports fans, capture some great prizes, and test your ability to guess what will happen next.
Merging positives and negatives together – Fancake is incredibly young. It has already undergone changes, from the app itself to the sports it offers. Thus, it may take time to reach a level where it offers all the games anyone might want, but it’s certainly getting there. Currently, Fancake is only available for iOS, though an Android version is in the works.
Fancake can take some getting used to, as well. While it may not be for everyone, even the most casual sports fans will enjoy playing in the app, competing for prizes, and talking to other fans. Some may only go in there to talk with their friends that they have made.
Have you tried Fancake yet? What do you think of it?