Self-funded Canadian entrepreneurs James Anderson and Brett Easton have unveiled a new, interactive scoring software for the rapidly-growing sport of axe throwing.
The enthusiastic business partners own Forged Axe Throwing in Whistler, and have spent the past twelve months developing the scoring software that will now be rolled out globally to affiliated World Axe Throwing League (WATL) clubs.
The software is built as a responsive web application and although it’s been designed for iPads, will work on any touchscreen tablet or phone.
Axe throwing has enjoyed a surge in popularity over recent years, with more and more people taking part recreationally and competitively. The software is, in part, a response to the increase of local league tournaments and competitions that are proving so influential in furthering this inclusive community.
“We are passionate supporters of our great sport and are always looking at ways of facilitating fun for those who share our passion” says James Anderson.
“We developed our scoring solution with the many leagues and clubs in mind, adding fun features such as player profiles and cards as well as the ability to live stream league finals. We believe the software will allow leagues and clubs to add a real sense of occasion to their events as well as keeping track of those all important throws with an intuitive leaderboard”.
“Our partnership with WATL will allow us to develop and evolve features further and faster in the coming weeks” he adds.
Current features include:
- Real-time leaderboard
- Ability to livestream league finals and regular matches including leaderboard
- Player profile with pictures
- Player cards - similar to hero hockey player cards
- Achievement awards
- Coming Soon: Team play scoring