We have gathered a team of experts in software engineering, engineers in a field of tracking fast moving objects, marketing, and sports professionals and enthusiasts, all that in order to introduce worldwide audience with an app that will change a way of training and gameplay of table tennis worldwide.
Our task wasn’t as simple as it looks at a first sight. We spent many hours, dedicated to problem-solving in different areas: from ball tracking to synchronization of high-speed cameras.
The first problem that we came across was the technological barrier, but our engineers managed to synchronize high-speed cameras to trigger at the same time. That gave us a base for a desktop application that measures ball speed and spin and analyses data of a table tennis match.
The second challenge was to test that by professional players. Our friends from table tennis club Mladost - and especially former European table tennis champion Aleksandar Karakašević gave us a full assistance on the project and provided us with professional table tennis player's insight. With a lot of knowledge, enthusiasm, hard work, and a little bit of luck we are ready to put our app on Play Store and iTunes, for free and for your enjoyment.
A reward for this hard work was a Grant from Catch Pitch Challenge 2016 programme, organized by Foundcenter Investment, Germany. This was the first investor-related event in Serbia which gathered the top European experts, investors, and most promising worldwide startups.
This is what made our Pongio App!