Cricket World Cup is finally here! And I cannot think of a possible way, to describe how I feel right now. Even if I start to pen down each and every single emotion of mine, I won’t be able to describe my love for this spectacular sport. The most awaited time of the year, has finally arrived, Cricket World Cup, 2019.
My never-ending affection for this game started, when my father first taught me the rules of this game and gave me my first cricket bat. The adrenaline rush that I felt then, was so magical and powerful, that during the same moment I knew that, my emotions for cricket can never fade away. From visiting different stadiums with my family to watch my favourite team’s match, to playing on streets all the afternoon with my buddies. Every memory of my childhood revolves around this game, and most importantly, THE WORLD CUP.
This mega event that occurs once in every four years, is the time that always keeps me on my toes.
Watching those late night exciting cricket matches on television made me happy. The nervousness that I felt during the final over, has only amplified my passion for Cricket World Cup.
Year after year, I kept re-living those exciting moments, until I experienced a sudden turn of events. Well, I grew up!
THE DILEMMA OF AN ADULT CRICKET FAN
Laugh all you want, but I am serious. The day I started working, I also started missing out on my favourite game. It is absolutely against the pride of a passionate cricket fan, to get an update later, by watching its highlights.
But thankfully this situation changed, or I can say it got a little better. With the massive growth of technology and the expansion of internet, everyone was able to watch live scores online. This brings satisfaction to a level that was almost negligible. Everyone wanted more!
But being a tech geek, I knew that there are going to more such innovations. And if not I was prepared to create one.
Then came mobile app revolution, and the idea of creating an all in one application for fans.
The development of a cricket application worked in a direction that simplified the life of a fan. It made possible for us to watch live matches, get updated scores, or any other information, irrespective of our place and time. Let us dig a little deeper and study the USP’s of a good cricket app.
WHAT A FAN WANTS IN THE CRICKET APPLICATION
Let us start with very basic yet necessary USP’s of a cricket application.
Since it is nearly impossible to carry your television with you during the World Cup season(or in general), the portability of mobile and its applications have made it easier for us to watch the live streaming of our favourite team’s match, anytime and anywhere.
Live streaming feature, of an application allows everyone to stay connected with the feeling of watching a live cricket match, regardless of their current situation. Even if you are traveling in a bus, working in your office, chilling at a cafe, all you need to do is, plug in those headphones and relish the entire match, with this live streaming feature.
Live scores update
Now we all can relate, that we can’t always watch live streaming of our favourite match, as we have professional priorities that we need to fulfil(perks of adulting). And this is where, an application can jump in to your rescue.
With the feature of live score updates in mobile application, we can establish a connection with the ongoing match. I know it is not enough for a crazy fan like me, but we need to line up our priorities.
Live cricket commentary
You know what else I loved about cricket since I was a child, the spectacular commentary. It is like watching a live cricket match with your eyes closed. Listening to every specific change of events, controls the rhythm of my heartbeat. Even my parents and grand parents used to share their experiences of listening to match’s commentary, and relishing every part of it.
Inculcating the feature of just listening to live commentary, not only brings back all the memories of my childhood, but also of my father’s as well as grandfather’s.
Highlights and match summaries
In the rarest of rare situation, if someone misses the live streaming of a match, the next best thing he wants to do is to watch the highlights of that cricket match. Hence to curb his urge it becomes necessary that the mobile app must include a feature of viewing the match’s highlights.
Some born bibliophiles who also love this game, prefer reading the entire match’s summary. Hence providing the written highlights of the match, is one of the many features that a mobile app needs to include.
Mobile applications that display pop-up notification, about any current news feeds related to a match in the Cricket World Cup, are going to receive an extreme appreciation by the fans.
Pop-up notifications that inform the delay of a particular match because of the unfavourable weather conditions, or any other exciting information related to the game, are a few examples for the same.
Adding match to the calendar
Now if you are used to forgetting the important events, unless and until you set the reminder for the same, then you must be interested in a mobile app that allows you to add matches to your calendar.
A feature where, just a tap on the upcoming match takes you to your default calendar application, where you can save the date, is one of the most important features that a cricket app needs to have.
These are some important and necessary features that simplify the daily life dilemma of a cricket fan. By now you must be wishing for an application, that includes all the above mentioned features and a few more. Here is when Techugo jumps in to your rescue.
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