App category: Sports Technology Awards 2020

Most Innovative Sports App

This celebrates innovative apps in the sports sector which markedly improve the end-user experience in the market(s) being targeted.


Judges will review entries on the following criteria

  • What is the market for this technology
  • What need does the entry meet and how does it do so effectively
  • To what degree is the technology unique and innovative or, where there is competing technology, how is the entry’s technology superior (e.g. easier to use, more accessible, more rigorous etc.)
  • How robust is the technology as a business proposition (e.g. how scalable is the tech, what is its potential for growth and to what degree can it disrupt the existing market)
  • Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)

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Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted. If you have any questions regarding which category(ies) is best suited to your technology, please call our commercial team on +44 (020) 3150-2080

To explore the winning technology from last year see our   2019 Sports Technology Awards winners.


If you are interested in entering the ‘Most Innovative Sports App‘ category here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.

Mobile apps first appeared in our lives back in 2008 when the App store launched, offering just 500 apps. In 2015 this had grown to 900,000 apps, which had been downloaded 75 billion times. Today there are 2.1 million apps are available that have received over 170 bn downloads, generating $170b in revenues.

Sports apps have carved a considerable niche in the app market, straddling both the consumer and business markets. Each year, the Sports Technology Awards judges are treated to swathes of inventiveness, with these apps covering every aspect of sports imaginable.

The ‘Most Innovative Sports App’ category is one of the few Sports Technology Awards categories that is ‘market-agnostic’. By this we mean that it covers the sports mass market, not just the elite end of the sports spectrum.

The apps which the Sports Technology Awards judges have deemed most successful are the ones that have identified a specific challenge in sports and have provided an effective solution. These apps have covered sports teams, players and athletes, community programmes, apps for big-name sports sponsors and sports federations around major sporting events. The list is almost limitless, but the entries are always exciting.

Please note that entries to this category can include all innovative apps (on mobile and desktop) in the sports sector which markedly improve the end-user experience in the market(s) being targeted.

‘Most Innovative Sports App‘ is an established category and our judges tell us that they really enjoy seeing innovative sports technology developments amongst the entries.

With apps being such a fundamental part of almost all sports experiences, we are excited to be featuring world-class, visionary work at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in 2020.

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