Optimizer, a software tool that analyzes video and audio from live football games, can help fans and fans watching the games on TV avoid spoilers and make informed decisions about what to watch.
According to the Optimizer website, it can “find patterns in the data that lead you to believe a game is going to be a high-scoring affair.”
The tool’s algorithms “automatically detect trends in how players and teams are performing, and then use that information to recommend what to look forward to in a game,” according to the company’s description.
Optimizer is a free app, but a paid version is also available.
The company, founded in 2015, describes itself as “a technology company focused on bringing live sports data to a larger audience.”
The team has worked on a number of games, including the NBA Finals, Super Bowl, NFL championship, Superbike race and NASCAR race.
According a spokesperson, the app is “designed to improve the viewing experience of the most popular live sporting events, including football, hockey, and baseball.”
The NFL has a strict set of guidelines for the game of football, which includes a “no-tweets rule” and the ability for fans to “ignore anything that might be offensive or divisive,” according the team.
It is also possible for a fan to “predict the outcome of a game by following some of the predictions on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media.”
In 2016, the NFL released the rules for using social media to help fans predict the game.
The guidelines state, “Fans who tweet about the game are not allowed to post about the outcome, but must post about how to watch the game on television.
Fans who retweet, comment, or otherwise share a game-related tweet, post, or comment, are not required to follow the rules.”
Twitter rules, like many in the sports world, are subject to interpretation.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company “remains committed to protecting the privacy of our users” and that the company has “no plans to allow the retweeting or comment rules to change.”
According to a company spokesperson, Twitter has not received any requests for changes to the NFL’s rules and will “continue to work to evolve them for all fans.”
In February, Twitter also announced a new “frozen” Twitter account with a “Frozen” tagline.
The account is now frozen, but Dorsey did not specify why.