Footy Fit – digital fitness app for sports fans
Footy Fit is a smartphone app that helps sports clubs and fans to communicate and think more about active, healthy lifestyles.The app is designed to increase fitness awareness and empower fans and players with just a basic smartphone. The app can track various activities including walking and running etc. and integrates with social media. It can be rebranded to a clubs colours and information. It has been developed from research at Salford University and allows better communication between fans, whilst tracking exercise levels. Digital Media, football fans and communications are key areas of research for Salford University’s Centre of Sports Business and Digital Business, working in conjunction with our centres for Social Business and Health Sciences. Our research centres on the use of digital communication technologies for sports fans and clubs and crosses over into the growing demand for sports and also fitness apps.
Footy Fit on Android and iPhone
- You can try the app out by downloading it here.
- A video demo of the app in action with further explanation is below
Footy Fit Research
We are currently conducting a number of research studies around the Footy Fit project. Our research so far shows that most fans own smartphones but not wearable fitness devices and most people would be likely or very likely to use Footy Fit.
Footy Fit has been designed to track fitness data and to integrate social media data to allow friendly competition between fans and players. New functions and a new look can be applied to the app. We are currently seeking sports clubs and other interested parties that would like to trial out the app and speak to us at the University. If you would like to participate or have any questions about the project, please contact:
Alex Fenton, Salford Business School, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 2954127