New Sportody Mobile App Simplifies Finding and Planning Outdoor Activities in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (April 28, 2015) – Florida visitors and outdoor enthusiasts now have a comprehensive resource for the many trails, golf courses, boat launches, dive spots, skate parks and other sporting activities in the state. Gainesville-based startup, Sportody, released its new application to supplement, 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, it’s important that users have access to Sportody on the go.”

The app’s 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 12 outdoor activities from fishing and cycling to wakeboarding and skydiving. Users can also upload photos,
create a bucket list, earn badges and access tips and stories by experts on Sportody’s all-sports blog, the Broadcast – making the app engaging for Florida residents and visitors alike.

With headquarters in Alachua County, the Sportody platform has been concentrating
on outdoor venues and providers in North Central Florida. Listings for the rest of the state will advance as the user base grows and adventurers add more reviews. Further expansion nationwide and globally will follow suit. However, the platform already lists
information for more than 80,000 sporting locations in 100 countries.

Catchpole points out that the free app not only benefits consumers, but also supports local Florida 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 year’s 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

About Sportody

Sportody is the world’s largest online review network for outdoor sports. Through Sportody’s online community, adventure-seekers can find information, post photos and compare ratings for more than 80,000 providers, of 120 sport types, in 100 countries. Sportody connects adventurers directly with outdoor sporting providers, helping
providers reach more customers and helping adventurers enjoy more of the sports they love.  For more information visit

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