December 11, 2010

Fanvibe – For the Sports Obsessed

Sports fans, unite. Fanvibe is an interactive app that gives users countless ways to stay connected and in the game—no matter what that game may be. Whether you’re obsessed with football, hockey, basketball, or soccer, Fanvibe delivers instant, accurate game updates to any computer or mobile device. The application also offers great deals on sports tickets and merchandise, and even lets people trash talk with their friends about all the on-court action they want.

Create an account or login with your Facebook account to get started on Fanvibe, and then create a profile page that can be viewed by your friends. Whether you download Fanvibe’s iPhones app or utilize the service from your computer at home, you’ll get access to all the best social networking tools as soon as you sign up. Check out the dashboard page to see all the pro games being each day, and virtually “check-in” to any game you’re watching on TV. You can see how many fellow fans are following each game, and post controversial comments on the game wall. Fanvibe will send you automatic alerts whenever new information is updated about your favorite teams, including upcoming game times, real-time updates, and final score notifications.

In addition to connecting you with fans and helping you stay on top of the latest sports news, Fanvibe lets you earn points for completing various tasks like answering trivia questions correctly, checking in at games, inviting friends to the site, sharing information via Twitter, and picking the winner of any given game. Top scoring users show up on the Fanvibe leaderboard, making it easy to see the most powerful and influential users on the site at any time. For tech-obsessed sports nuts, Fanvibe is an app that can help you stay in the action no matter where you’re at in the world.

Practical Uses:

  • Find out when your favorite football team is playing next
  • Get up-to-the-minute sports scores delivered to your mobile phone
  • Talk trash with other sports fans online
  • “Check-in” at important sports games and let your friends know you’re watching

Insider Tips:

  • Download the iPhone app to use Fanvibe when you’re not at home
  • Accrue points by inviting your friends to join the site
  • Sign up for push notifications to get a constant stream of game time information
  • Cross post your favorite sports messages onto Twitter or Facebook

What we liked:

  • Fanvibe will keep you updated on when your favorite team is playing next
  • People can “check-in” at sports games just like they would at a bar or restaurant
  • Sports games can be interactive, even when you’re watching by yourself at home
  • The iPhone app is very robust, and offers the same main features as the website

What we didn’t like:

  • The application doesn’t have many users commenting on most games, and therefore most game-time conversations aren’t very lively
  • Users have to upgrade to a paid account to get certain alerts and premium icons


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Art Chang, Vishwas Prabhakara, and Joe Pestro
  • Web site:


  • Free for basic users
  • Pro account is $2.99/month


  1. Laura (part of the Fanvibe crew)

    Thanks for the write-up! We love when people share their experience re: using our site/app.

    Since this post was published we actually have come out with a new and improved version of the app! Some new features include: a total visual redesign, prediction questions, baseball card profiles, and leaderboards for every team. Check it out and let us know what you think –

    Thanks again and enjoy the games!

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