eseo (“ee-z-oh”) is started by software investor, Ian Campbell, to create a sports community in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, May 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Philadelphia is a sports-oriented and neighborhood-centric region. Native resident Ian Campbell is an accomplished software investor and has assembled a development team to create a new sports app. eseo (“ee-z-oh”) is now available on the App Store and the first platform of its kind to mirror the functionality of Alltrails, Meetup, and more. eseo offers tools for local athletes of all levels to come together for running, cycling, pickleball, basketball and a variety of other sports.
The app currently has approximately 1500 local neighborhood groups, gyms, courts, parks, leagues and more in the Philadelphia area. Users can download the free app (a paid version is also available) and create an account. In this account creation process, they select the sports that interest them. The app will then provide immediate recommendations to other locals also interested in those sports and provide a map interface to find places to play.
The idea behind eseo
Ian came up with the idea for this app after the chaos of the past two years caused a major disruption in community connections. A sports enthusiast in his own right, he saw the opportunity to restore in-person play and camaraderie through community sports. As a software professional, he also recognized that people needed technology-enabled tools to find and engage with each other.
“Communication about community sports remains largely word-of-mouth and information exists in siled and disparate places, often requiring individual research. Technology can make it easier,” said Ian.
The first version of eseo is now available in the App Store, and anyone can try it for free here.
eseo is first available in Philadelphia, and Ian has assembled a local team and network, following conversations with nearby running groups, fitness influencers, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and other organizations sports focused on a positive impact on the community. The brand is also already corporately backed, with partnerships and endorsements from Athletica, Philadelphia Runner and Barrys.
The future of eseo
eseo relies on a grassroots effort to spread early adoption of the application. Once the hype builds, the company plans to recreate its success in other metro areas and then expand to a national presence.
“Improving health and building unity through more accessible community sports will help shape a better future. eseo’s mission to unite athletes and build communities, and if you can move you’re an athlete, is our north star as we build eseo,” shared Ian.
It is important to keep the local sport alive. The more conditioned people are to use technology, the more important it is to equip them with tools to make real-life connections to be healthy, enjoy competition, and hone fulfilling skills.
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