Archive for April, 2011

Vertical Offense – first featured play from playspedia.com

I thought it would be suiting that the first features play be the most basic offensive play in Ultimate Frisbee, the vertical stack. Check this out and see what you think, I want to hear what you guys need in these animations. Now that this is not using Flash, you’ll be glad to hear you can view this on your iPad or iPhone. It’s not optimized for the iPhone yet, but expect this in future releases.

Playspedia.com – Our New Tool for sharing ultimate plays

It’s with great pleasure that I can announce the official “beta” launch of www.playspedia.com! This is a web based tool we developed to allow Ultimate players to create and share plays.

After creating several plays for the Ultimatehandbook using Flash, we realized that there was quite the demand from users to contribute. Unfortunately, the Flash plays were not that easy to share or allow others to use, so the decision was made to create a separate web site that would allow players to do this with basic web technologies (HTML/JS). Also, following the trends of the web, we wanted to make this “social” so that players could learn from each other, and also keep some private plays among teammates.

This is a beta launch and will likely have a few bugs as we tweak things. Expect the site to change a lot over the coming weeks. The ultimate plan (no pun intended) is to funnel the best plays onto the Ultimatehandbook.com as showcase plays. While we get off the ground, please be patient as we make more updates and fixes to the site. We hope you’re as excited as we are.

Cheers,

Andre Liem