Draft Punk Android App

I published a new app today for Android.  It’s targeted for the fantasy sports fan like me.  Every year, I do an offline draft for my fantasy football league.  The problem with offline drafts though, is that you have to fumble around with various paper cheatsheets or internet printouts and make sure you cross out every player drafted.  The worst is getting hassled from your buddies when you pick a player already drafted.  So what’s the solution to all of this – the Draft Punk App.

Draft Punk is a mobile fantasy football drafting tool.  It allows you to keep track of the best available players, while allowing the user to mark players as either drafted by you, drafted by someone else, and add to an interested list.  It makes seeing the various ranked players easy by hiding those that you mark as drafted.  Plus, Draft Punk allows you to filter the available player list by position and by name to find the player you’re looking for.

One of the cool features I added was that for each draft, every time you mark a player as drafted, that information is saved.  So if you accidently close the app or someone calls your phone – you won’t lose the current draft status.  This feature also makes it possible to perform a number of drafts and open any of them in the future.

I hope to add some more cool features in future versions like giving the user an option to export the draft results to an email for example.  Plus, Yahoo! recently made a fantasy sports API available.  So it would be nice to one day integrate your results with your Yahoo! fantasy football league.

Check out my App details page here: http://joshclemm.com/android/draftpunk.html

  • Chris

    Congrats on your success with this app. Over 10K downloads and more highly rated then any other draft app out there right now. Awesome. Great user interface and really helpful. If I could pay for this app, I would.

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  • Dimitri

    Really cool app, is there any chance of open sourcing any of apps for us newbies…

  • Josh

    @Dimitri – I usually create a tutorial based on the apps I write, so it’s open sourced in a way. I may open source it in the distant future, but for now, I need to keep a competitive advantage!

  • Dimitri

    Thanks, i can understand that, looking forward to it , another quick question i am trying to have a view with tabs just as your application, but i would like to be able to flip the whole view around and show another sets of identical tabs but with different content.

    I have posted a question in stack overflow but with have not got a useful response

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5564639/viewflippers-and-tabhosts-in-android

    I am really stuck on this, any ideas?

    Thanks again for your time and effort.

  • Mike

    Hi, I am curious to know what you are using to rank players? Is it just going by last year stats or does it take in to account new team situations (like different QBS, traded to a different team, injury, etc.)

    Is the draft order taken from a particular site? If so which one? How often is the order updated?

    The app looks great, it would be cool if you could import your own rankings list from your pc, (from an excel file).

  • “One of the cool features I added was that for each draft, every time you mark a player as drafted, that information is saved. So if you accidentally close the app or someone calls your phone – you won’t lose the current draft status.”

    This is a very cool idea – I am so frustrated by the amount of times I get a call and lose everything – so frustrating !! Great idea..

  • Unbelievably cool app.. I would love to know the answer to Dimitris question as well.. I have been struggling with this also..

    Thanks

  • Josh,

    Very nice app!
    How is the draft rankings stored?
    Anyway to edit the file on your computer, and copy back to the application?
    Thanks

  • Victor

    Another cool feature to add would be to import your rankings. I’m in 3 fantasy football leagues this year and I’m planning on using this app to help with my draft for all 3. I rearranged the rankings to my liking’s for one draft, but it would be cool if I could then say i want to use my updated rankings for the other 2 drafts vs me doing them all over again. Just a thought…

    thanks for the app, it really helped me out last year where I was attending my work draft and thought i’d be able to use the internet. I was totally unprepared and this app saved me. unfortunately, i didn’t come close to winning.

  • What a great looking app! The email exporting is a nice touch to add for future version, I agree. I didn’t know about that Yahoo! Fantasy Sports API, thanks for the heads up.

  • Josh

    @Mike – the rankings are stored in a database on your phone itself. Right now there is no way to modify it outside of the app, but I would like to add a capability like that for next year.

  • Josh

    @Victor – that feature exists (just not very discoverable). In any draft setup screen, click menu then “import rankings”. This will show you a dialog of any other draft you have edited rankings for. Clicking one should copy in those rankings.

  • Josh

    @Lisa, there is a basic email export option. In your draft when you have selected the results tab, look for the up arrow icon in the top bar. Clicking that will open your phone’s email with the draft results at that point.

  • James

    hey josh, great app! what are the rankings based off of? very important since i trust some sites more than others. do you have a donate button somewhere?

  • Victor

    sweet… I didn’t know about the “import rankings”. I have one more draft this weekend that i’ll have ready because of this vs doing it the long way of going through each drafted player and undrafting them. Your app works very well on my transformer tablet. Thanks again!

  • Bob Miller

    I love your app! However, it has to be said that I don’t get why you just didn’t create an online app? Instead of having to import rankings etc, they’d automatically be updated as you made changes to the main database. Just a suggestion. A great app nonetheless; keeps me entertained at work!
    -Bob from Cape Town Architects

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  • Could you use the same platform to create similar APPs for other sports, like soccer perhaps? This would interest me as that’s the sport I follow !

  • Ari

    Any luck in connecting to the Yahoo! Api?

  • “Draft Punk is a mobile fantasy football drafting tool. It allows you to keep track of the best available players, while allowing the user to mark players as either drafted by you, drafted by someone else, and add to an interested list. It makes seeing the various ranked players easy by hiding those that you mark as drafted. Plus, Draft Punk allows you to filter the available player list by position and by name to find the player you’re looking for.”

    Very cool app :)

  • Is there any update for this app?