GAINESVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) April 28, 2015
Outdoor enthusiasts now have a comprehensive resource for discovering trails, ski resorts, boat launches, golf courses, dive spots and other sporting activities. Digital startup Sportody released its new application to supplement Sportody.com, the online review network for outdoor sports. The free app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Sportody founder and CEO Roger Catchpole says mobile applications are the next logical step for his growing sports network.
We are thrilled to finally introduce our new mobile app to our adventurers, Catchpole remarks. 38% of consumers research their purchases via mobile device, and 27% of travel bookings take place on mobile. As more travelers search for adventure via their mobile devices, its important that users have access to Sportody on the go.
The apps main features are an interactive map that displays adventure opportunities based on location and sport type, and enables users to write and compare reviews for sporting providers in real time. Sporting types include 120 outdoor activities from fishing and cycling to skiing and skydiving. Users can also upload photos, create a bucket list, earn badges and access tips and stories by experts on Sportodys all-sports blog, the Broadcast.
Although the platform already lists information for more than 80,000 sporting locations in 100 countries, the Florida-based company currently concentrates on the outdoor venues and providers within the Sunshine State. Sportody listings throughout the southeastern United States will advance as the user base grows and adventurers add more reviews. Further expansion nationwide and globally will follow suit.
Catchpole points out that the app not only benefits consumers, but also supports local businesses by providing a way to boost their marketing efforts and connect with new customers and visitors. Outdoor sporting providers can use Sportody as a platform to host customer reviews, upload photos, post information about their services and link to their sites.
By years end, Sportody anticipates the release of a provider-specific mobile app, enhanced social media integration for adventurers and further resources for both types of users. Sportody also looks to integrate booking management and payment processing systems within the next year.
Our platform will always be improving and developing, says Catchpole. With the unveiling of our mobile app, we move one step closer to our goal of being the resource for anyone around the world looking to find adventure.
Anyone wishing to download the Sportody mobile app can search for Sportody in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For additional information, visit http://www.sportody.com/info/apps/.