Sports Social Network, Sportlobster, Unveil Apple Watch app for Launch
April 24, 2015
Leading sports social network, no rx Sportlobster, asthma has unveiled an Apple Watch app, order which will be available from Friday to coincide with the launch of the Apple Watch.
One of only a small number of sports apps developed for the launch of the Apple Watch, the new Sportlobster app will enable the wearer to receive live football goal updates, red card alerts and final scores tailored to their own preferences.
Push notifications, meanwhile, will be broadcast straight to the wearer’s wrist via the app, allowing them to stay up-to-date with all the latest sports news and scores, without the need to check their phones.
Following shortly after the launch of the app, Sportlobster will also introduce NBA content, including fixtures, results, notifications and the opportunity for users to predict and engage with other NBA fans.
The launch of the Apple Watch app marks a significant development for Sportlobster, which launched only two years ago. The platform, which up until this point has been available via iphone, android and web (mobile responsive), is designed to offer a one-stop-shop to sports fans.
Attracting more than two million registered users worldwide since its inception, the platform allows sports fans to read the latest sports news, make match predictions, share content, follow their favourite sports stars and join sporting ‘fanzones’, all customised to their own preferences.
Ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch, Sportlobster’s team of technology and innovation specialists were given the unique opportunity to work closely with Apple in order to develop a bespoke version of the platform for the watch.
“For us, there was a clear synergy between the Apple Watch consumer and the Sportlobster audience.” said Andy Meikle, co-founder and CEO of Sportlobster.
“This is a consumer base which is young, tech savvy, and likes to be kept up to date with cutting edge news and technologies. Moreover, many of these consumers will undoubtedly be keen sports fans. So for us, this was the perfect audience to open our product up to.
“When it came to determining the functionality of the app, we knew that we needed to offer something which enabled sports fans to interact with other fans.
“We knew that the product we developed had to be simple, yet engaging, and that it needed to provide fans with a multitude of opportunities, regardless of where in the world they were or what they were doing.
“The end result is an Apple Watch app which we believe sports fans will love. It brings consumers closer to the action, allows them to interact and engage in debate, encourages them to make predictions and, perhaps most importantly, provides them with a reliable source of information when they’re on the move.
“It is incredibly exciting for us, as a relatively young start up business, to feature on a device which consumers all over the world have been waiting a long time for.
“For us to have the opportunity to sit alongside major international apps, which consumers globally are avid users of, is credit to just how far Sportlobster has come in a very short space of time.
“We look forward to unveiling the app and to seeing how sports fans respond to it.”