As a social product, ZenSports allows you to connect to others that are interested in the same sports, leagues, teams, and players that you are, as well as those that you might be friends with outside of ZenSports. By connecting with others in ZenSports, you'll be able to follow their posts, instant message them, and (coming soon) form groups with them.
To follow and connect with others, follow these steps:
The "Discover People" screen is the main hub where you can find and connect with others. To get to the Discover People screen, you'll first need to go to your "You" screen, which is your ZenSports social profile screen. Tap the "More" tab in the bottom right of the navigation bar, and then the "You" menu item:
Tap on the Discover People icon from the upper right corner of the You screen:
When you first come to the Discover People screen, you'll be on the "Suggested" tab:
The Suggested tab is a list of people that ZenSports recommends that you follow based on common sports interests, such as those that have the same favorite leagues, teams, and players that you do. You can either follow everyone all at once by tapping the "Follow All" button, or follow individual people by tapping the Follow button next to that particular person:
If you haven't set up any Favorites yet, ZenSports won't know who to recommend to you, so you'll see the version below of the Suggested tab. You can tap on the "Create Favorites" button in order to set up some Favorites, and thus receive some recommendations from ZenSports of who to follow:
If you've already followed everyone that ZenSports recommends to you, you'll see the version below of the Suggested tab. You can tap on the "Add More Favorites" button in order to add more Favorites, which will then give you more recommended people to follow:
The other way to find others within ZenSports to follow is to tap on the "Facebook" tab within the Discover People screen:
The Facebook tab will let you know which of your Facebook friends have also signed up for a ZenSports account, and will allow you to follow all of them at once, or each one individually:
The Facebook tab of the Discover People screen will only work if you've signed up for a ZenSports account using the Facebook Connect option. If you signed up with an email address, the Facebook tab of the Suggested People screen will return an error message, letting you know that you need to sign up with Facebook if you want to find your Facebook friends.
Whenever you follow anyone within ZenSports, they'll receive both a push and in-product notification, letting them know that you've followed them.