Last summer, we launched the official Raith Rovers Matchday App in association with our away kit sponsor Tag Games. At the time, it was believed to be the first of its kind for a football club.
As well as a penalty shoot-out game, the app engages fans during matches at Stark’s Park to improve the matchday experience. You can join others in guessing the scoreline and crowd, suggesting the next substitution – and even voting for your favourite player. At the first match the app was used, over 700 votes were received for Man of the Match – that was nearly half the crowd!
Many fans now use it regularly, and have collected many trophies along the way.
Over the summer, Tag have been working on updates to the app – and version 2 is now being rolled out across the App Stores.
As well as some tweaks behind the scenes to help make it easier to administer, the biggest change is the release of a new game – Raith Invaders!
In the new game, you’ll take on a rival mascot as they attempt to invade Stark’s Park with a cardboard tank. Your only way to stop them before they fire at you is to blow them apart with your own ball. As the game progresses, the tanks get better defended. As you’d expect from a top games company like Tag, it’s very addictive.
A few other features have also been added. One common request from fans was the ability to transfer your profile to a new phone. You can now do this – once you’ve installed the app on your new phone, log in using your username and the password (which you’ll get in the settings page of the app on your old phone). This will preserve all your trophies.
There’s also a notification system, so you’ll get updates throughout the game.
Please make sure you update to the new version before Saturday’s game. Updates should be rolling out to phones with the app already installed. You may have to update manually. For any support issues, there’s a link with the app to contact the developers directly.
As with anything technology-related, there may be a few teething issues on Saturday – so bear with us as we get used to the new controls.
If you’ve not downloaded the App yet, just go to Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and search for “Raith Rovers Matchday App”.