Interview APP Founders – Rodolfo Mourato and Saul Henriques
Name Founders: Rodolfo Mourato and Saul Henriques
Name Company: CortexRails, LDA
Name App: InstaSports
Category App: Sport
Is the App created for a certain country/area or worldwide: Worldwide
Q & A
As Founder of this fantastic App, what was your motivation to create such an App?
“Somewhere during Fifa World Cup, Brazil lost with Germany for 7-1, and we are sitting watch the game and we thing that we want to share that moment with a photo with the score. And we search at web, for some website or app to do it and we find nothing. So we dicide to start build InstaSports app that allows the soccer fans to Share their own photos with realtime scores skins!”
Why should Users download this App?
“When your team wins, the content most share are the results, the goals etc. We are talking of passion content.
The users can have the skins of their own teams, soon they could participate in contests, win jerseys, tickets etc. “
What are the advantages compared to other similar App’s?
“There are lots of apps with livescores, but any gives you to chance share photos with realtime scores filters.”
Can you tell something about the process, challenges, hurdles and time spent from the moment you start (The Idea) till the moment you launched the App at the AppStore / GooglePlay?
“So we start building with our own capital, we start with iOS version, then we present the first version to SL Benfica, and they agree to work with us as a partners and they are the first club join our skins market, we have a pack with 12 skins.Now we are talking with the europe biggest clubs and brands to join our app. We also are finish the android version.”
Once you launched the App in the Appstore / GooglePlay, what did you do to promote this App to your target audience (user group)? Do you think Applepies (as worldwide rating and reviewing Online App Magazine) can have a certain role in this?
“We have more that 100K fans at facebook, we also work with a public with high levels of engagement, cause we are talking of soccer, people love to see soccer filters in their teams victories. We also have a great coverage of media during Euro 2016, and the lucky of Portugal being Champion! Lots of Shares and huge app usage. We believe the applepies will have a huge importance in our rating ???? ”
You as a visionair, what is your view on the new technologies of the digital smartphone (App) world. Do you think that within 1 to 5 years App’s will be indispensable?
“I think that in the future the VR and AI will be the next big thing, the human will be replace by robots, the VR will allows us to live awesome things, and we will have more time for recreation. But meanwhile, next 5 years we thing apps will be indispensables, for medical care, tax pay, transports pay etc.”
Are you currently (still) looking for investments or funds to finalise or optimize your App?
“Yes, we have some offers of investors, but we are looking for a right one, one related with SportsBiz.”
Last but not least is there anything you want to recommend other creators/founders?
“We recommend to all of creators to work for passion and not for money, our dream is to see InstaSports in the hand of all sports fans. (we want to expand for sports like, NFL, NHL, NBA)”