Athletes aren’t the only ones relying on technology nowadays. Siine, a start-up company based in London and Barcelona, wants referees to enjoy the gift of technology too. They’ve created a brilliant smartphone app called Referee Pro which promises to be the digital pen and paper for referees. The app, according the company, can take notes, mark fouls, report live statistics, and even show red and yellow cards. At last, referees are finally getting techie. Developed with the help of a few experienced referees, Referee Pro complies with FIFA’s official guidelines.
Siine wants the app to be the Digital Referee Signal System (DRSS) for referees, not just at the professional level, but also among amateur users who want to track, share and gather fun stats on their games. Siine says that Referee Pro will be first used today, November 15th, at a football game during the Indoor Football Finals in Mexico. “The match is the most important event of the Mexican Indoor Football and gathers thousands of fans and a large TV audience. This will road-test the new tool in a live environment. Referee decisions will even be directly beamed to a Twitter account, which will allow instant verification of who scored or fouled,” the company adds.
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