For basketball fans, the most eye-catching launch of Apple's new fall product in 2018 may not be mobile phones and watches, but an App, the Home Court, at the launch as a demonstration of the iPhone X's performance.
HomeCourt is a basketball teaching application. Specifically, it is still a shooting teaching application for the moment, but its teaching model is not to find a famous coach for you, but to rely entirely on the smart enough iPhone Xs to achieve.
Steve Nash, the familiar retired NBA star, went on stage to explain the features of HomeCourt. In fact, it wasn't just the famous guard, but also Mark Kuban, the owner of the Lone Ranger, the investor behind the App. The former 76 general manager Sam octane, as well as active NBA player Jeremy Lin.
"When I was a kid, I wanted to play this sport, but I didn't know if I was training properly. I had to spend a lot of time practicing shooting, hoping that it would take my skills to a new level," Nash said at the conference. So I worked with HomeCourt team to develop this revolutionary product of basketball training.
The biggest advantage of a basketball App that many professionals can affirm is that it's very simple to use. It doesn't require precise photographic equipment and tracking sensors in the stadium. Transform an intelligent basketball court for you.
Thanks to the new generation of iPhone A12 Bionic's powerful processing power, HomeCourt has been able to track the players'postures, angles, speeds, altitudes, arcs, running speeds and other data for each shot, and further aggregate them after the training. With these records, players can easily get their own training every time. The result of training is a better understanding of shooting performance. The iPhone A12 Bionic is Apple's first 7-nm processor, with 690 million transistors. Compared with the A11 graphics unit, the A12's neural engine can calculate 5 billion operations per second, and its GPU speed is 50 percent faster.
In practice shooting, the App can automatically identify the basketball basket and the court by putting a cell phone on the edge of the basketball court and opening the Home Court. When a player starts shooting, HomeCourt also starts recording, using a circle for the shot, X for the miss, and every shot position is recorded. One of HomeCourt's greatest strengths is its ability to record the shooting percentage of players in each shooting area perfectly, thus drawing up its own shooting hotspot.
Both rookies and professional athletes can get their own training advice from this App, how to shoot close to the game conditions, maintain the correct shooting posture and speed. HomeCourt will give the data at the first time and remind the players in training with voice.
That is to say, with just one iPhone Xs and HomeCourt app, you can get the same experience and guidance as NBA professional training. The goal of the operation team is to make HomeCourt a good assistant at the edge of the training field.
Apart from that, HomeCourt also brings interesting challenges to boring practice. App gives challenging tasks, such as how many 3-pointers can be hit with 15 shots, and the competition is worldwide. If you're good enough, you can see your name on the world list. HomeCourt can even turn the course into a smart one if the court manager wants to, creating his own shooting files for every player who comes to the court to train.
How much do you charge for such an application? HomeCourt offers a free trial of 300 moons a month for a full version of $7.99 that can be used indefinitely. What's more, there may be a Home Court between you and the pitcher - and day after day of hard practice!