Aspire has revolutionized the way youth sporting pictures are taken. Providing a green screen allows the players and the parents to design their own posters, shirts, and even trading cards. At Rain I was the primary Flex developer for Aspire’s product designer. The designer allows users to design custom posters, shirts, trading cards, team pictures, blankets, and other products.
After being in beta since July 2008, we released the major release of Aspire in September, 2009.
Aspire’s business model is unique. Aspire does a photo shoot, uploads the green screen photos, autogenerates all products for each player, and then sends the player an email letting them know their account is ready. The user can then login and customize their own products.
“Trading cards are a top seller! Nowhere else on the planet can one design and order a trading card this way! We greatly appreciate the awesome tool you have created.” – Chris from Aspire