A platform called Team App has been developed for sports clubs that “run on the smell of an oily rag” to create their own iOS or Android apps.
Using the platform, clubs can build apps offering features such as the ability to contact team members, display league ladders, share game photos and chat live with fans.
Former Australian cricket player Simon O’Donnell, who partnered with entrepreneur Phil Warren, invested funds and 10 months of his time to help develop the app.
“Most sports clubs run on the smell of an oily rag and can’t afford $500, let alone the $5000 or $10,000 it might cost to create their own smartphone app,’’ O’Donnell said in a statement
“Team App lets them do it privately and securely – all from the palm of their hands.”
According to O’Donnell, the app, which launched less than a month ago, has been downloaded by hundreds of sporting clubs around the world including Canadian ice hockey teams and an Irish hurling club.
Among its most popular features include event alerts notification which tracks player availability and event attendance, which directly affects a club’s financial return.
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