The Fanmode App Helps Fans Feel Emotionally Connected to Sporting Events

 - Aug 11, 2014
References: fanmode & techcrunch
Fanmode is an interesting app that allows sports fans watching games on TV to express their emotions and convey them to the live stadium audience and potentially the players themselves. Sports fans often have emotional reactions to compelling games, but unless you're physically at the stadium for a big game, you can feel disconnected from the event itself.

This is where Fanmode comes in. The iOS and Android app has a gesture-based input that enables fans to swipe up to cheer and swipe down to boo. You can even tap the phone to clap, wave your phone around in the air like it's a flag and even push out a 'super cheer'.

All fan sentiments expressed through the app are then aggregated in real-time, and could be fed back into the stadium and be seen by fans in the stadium and possibly even players themselves.

The goal of this app is to connect fans with sporting events they may not be able to attend physically. This is very important in an age where big sports teams are trying to expand their fan bases around the world rather than restrict them to a local market.