With the countdown on to the San Francisco leg of the global SailGP race, Apadmi has revealed details of its spectator app.
The Manchester agency built the competition’s first mobile platform, which enables fans to watch the latest action live, whether they’re at the event, or at home.
As well as streaming live video and replays, it also pushes data to the app, so that users can track performance, compare athletes and boats. There are 3 different modes to cater for those with expert knowledge and more casual fans.
“These are the fastest race boats in sailing, and SailGP will redefine the sport. Our challenge was to create an app that was just as ground-breaking. We’ve crashed through things we didn’t realise were possible to do,” explained Apadmi’s CCO Matt Hunt.
“To create a world-first app, for a worldwide audience, with a world-class team has been an amazing experience for all of us.”
Six teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States are competing for a $1m prize, reaching speeds of up to 50-knots (60mph).