The experience of Social TV is finally coming to you with Zeebox
The problem: everyone is talking about Social TV, but except on Twitter, it’s hard to find a good app where you can chat with your friends and strangers about the show going live on your big screen.
The solution: an iPad app (also available in your browser) where you start with the programs guide, and where you find news, live tweets, chats and your connected friends. That’s all you need for your TV night.
The bonus: Zeetags. Zeebox picks up what’s going on the show and give you links and information on it live, while you watch the 312th episode of CSI.
Why we talk about it: it already got praises from everywhere, but it’s the more advanced and mature Social TV app we’ve seen (and believe us, we’ve seen a lot of them), beating US’s GetGlue or Miso to their own game (in our view at least).
You can check the trends on “popularity” of any program, and be sure you won’t miss the one everyone will talk about tomorrow morning. And as you can use Zeebox as a remote, you’ll never have to drop your iPad (except for “biological” breaks).
It’s only available in the UK… for now: a launch in the US and (some) European countries is planned in the coming months.
It should remove the frustration of all of us on the continent.
Find new ways to play your sport
Organizing a casual game or managing a team are tasks the web can definitely help with. We found two competitors for it. Place your bet!
Bluefields : the captain toolbox
A private social network, a messaging and calendar tool, a club house : Bluefields is an all-in-one for team captains! Create your team, invite your players, and get everything done in a slick and bright interface that will make your local amateur team look like pros!
Jogabo : meet and play!
When it’s hard to find enough player for a week-end game in the nearby park, Jogabo is your friend. Find a game or create your own, define the rules (number of players, level of the game), and wait for the local players community to join you on the field!
Missing a player, or missing playing? These are just the tools you need. How did you do before? 15 phone calls? No way…
Plus you can debrief the match after you played it, that’s good for the return match the next week…
Not every players are into organization and statistics… Where is the game? Where is the fun?
More pictures and video sharing features, as well as games, votes, etc. wouldn’t hurt.