MK technology entrepreneur Chris Murdoch has launched a ground-breaking new mobile phone app that helps people find partners to play sports with.
The brilliant free app is called SportBuddy and is exclusive to MK and surrounding areas at present, although Chris plans to roll it out across the country in phases as the business grows.
Hundreds of people around the city are now using the app and Chris (pictured at David Lloyd Club in Milton Keynes) explained where his fabulous idea came from.
He said: “I joined a sports club with tennis facilities as I wanted to get back into tennis, but it dawned on me that I didn’t have anyone to play with as my old friends aren’t bothered about playing.
“I just thought it’s really silly that in this day and age there isn’t any technology that can link me to other people interested in playing tennis. The idea for the SportBuddy app was born then at that moment.”
SportBuddy is a peer-to-peer networking platform that connects people who have the same interests in sports and fitness – including football, tennis, squash, yoga, pilates, mountain biking and more.
You can search for a partner by gender, the club/gym they attend and other factors.
Chris said: “We’ve added some new features such as sporting offers – which is like a Groupon for sports – and a gamification engine.
“People can use this to log their competitive history, then the app suggests other people to play based on the level they’re competing at.”
If you own or manage a sports/fitness related business and would like to connect your members more efficiently, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the SportBuddy app for FREE now from the App Store or from Google Play. For further information visit http://www.sportbuddy.io