In 2018 Mantrax delivered Cricket Club Manager, a custom web application and mobile app to help sports club owners minimize administrative tasks and enhance member experience. Our client required a design and delivery of a minimal viable product to strike the right balance between speed-to-market, feature robustness and cost.
Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Canada and cricket clubs are forming across a wide range of sectors from for-profit recreational clubs to corporations clubs and university and college clubs. With memberships growing, club administration required better tools to help manage day-to-day tasks such as player availability and match schedules and last minute match updates.
The Challenge: Budget
Because managing membership fees was an ongoing challenge for sports clubs, a limited budget was available for a custom application. The minimal viable product we developed met budget constraints as well as client objectives.
We made it possible
After careful planning, we chose to build the application on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) due to its ubiquity, availability of support, affordable hosting options, and mature frameworks. After developing the application, we worked on social media marketing to increase adoption rate, club sign-ups, and traffic. Cricket Club Manager is now being used by almost 100 clubs worldwide.