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Hoop Maps: An App For Finding Pick Up Basketball Games


Twin brothers, Donte and Dominic Morris, have created Hoop Maps, an app to help people find a pickup basketball game in any particular area.

The Sacramento State graduates, who grew up playing pick-up basketball, invented the app after finding difficulty to find the game in their location.

They have turned a phone into a pick-up basketball database, where one can find a live, pick-up basketball game anywhere in the world. Their biggest location is in Oklahoma City.

The app is active internationally. At present, Hoop Maps is only available on iOS in the App Store, but an Android version is in progress.

Donte Morris said, "We wanted to play and find games and it was hard to find. We thought that there has got to be an app for this."

When they couldn't find an app for it, they created one, which solves the problem through social planning and networking.

The app shows where and when a game is being played. After log in to the app, individual players can find basketball games on demand. They can check in with a location and a time, schedule a game with someone, or invite others to play.

There are two settings for a game, orange and blue. A blue icon indicates when the game is about to start, while a game is orange when it's already in progress.

Users also can set up a game by selecting a time, place and duration. Their game will show up on maps or a list for users in that same area.

By posting an image with the time and place of the game, the users can also easily share their pickup game across their social media platforms.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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