FanFeedr does exactly as its name states. It feeds sports fans with a wealth of information on their favorite teams, games and players. Users can search for final scores or learn about current events in the world of sports. Users can follow their favorite teams or players on FanFeedr. The application provides a stream of information highlighting games, articles and other media based around the user’s preferred teams. The FanFeedr homepage also presents a great deal of information for users to stay on top of many sporting events. The site also offers a newsletter option for users who wish to receive sports highlights in their email inbox. The user can customize their experience by selecting favorite picks and following the steady stream of scores, articles and more offered by FanFeedr.
FanFeedr was founded in December of 2008. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, the team includes founder and CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Technology Lead Michael Bayer, Search Lead Sangraal Aiken, Product and UX Lead Michael Bourke, and API Lead Doug Tabuchi. The team may be small, but FanFeedr manages a large quantity of information all based on sports. Information, news, video, and Tweets are aggregated so the user gets the details they want.
There are many websites that offer sporting information. Some of these even include feeds and follow features. FanFeedr isn’t very unique, although it does help users follow specific players and teams through a number of different outlets, including Twitter. Users can see the most recent articles, scores and more through FanFeedr. The appearance of the site is also a little cleaner looking than other similar sites.
One of the draws to FanFeedr is the relatively clean nature of the site. Although there are still many different headlines, articles, images and the occasional banner advertisement, FanFeedr is for the most part uncluttered. A new user may find it less intimidating compared to other sports themed websites which throw many things at the user all at once.
Registering for FanFeedr is very easy, but requires one of two social networking accounts. Users can click on the dark blue Facebook button or light blue Twitter button found in the upper right hand corner of the homepage to sign up. The process is simple, the corresponding button will pop up a browser with the login page for that site. The user enters their details and they are logged into FanFeedr. Unfortunately the site does not offer a traditional registration option at this time.
FanFeedr provides a great deal of information, but it does not do anything that many other free websites do not currently do. Users are given access to FanFeedr for free, and this is definitely a good thing. Requiring payment for a service like this one would most likely cause the site to fail because there are so many free alternatives out there. Users login through other, free accounts, so there is no draw back to using FanFeedr if you are a sports fan.
FanFeedr is intended for sports fans and only sports fans. The site provides scores, team and player updates, Tweets and more. Users who are not into sports will find nothing of interest while the sports fans will find many articles, news clips, images and more.