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New app feature: Follow your favourite athetes live

 

On sunday it is once again time for the biggest sports event in Copenhagen, the KMD Ironman Copenhagen. At Nodes we are the proud supplier of the official app for the fourth year in a row. Since the first edition of the app more than 100.000 users have downloaded the app. This year we have added a new feature that will enhance the spectator experience remarkably.

10 million API calls in 10 hours
This app is different from other apps when it comes to usage, since it has a significant amount of users in a short period of time peaking on race-day compared to a steady daily usage. With many users within a short timeframe, you need a solid and thoroughly tested product.

Here are some stats that underlines the point:

  • The app is number 1 in App store during the days before the race
  • Up to 2.000 simultaneous users during race day
  • 10 million API calls in 10 hours

We are fully integrated with the KMD Ironman Copenhagen timing partner, Ultimate Sport Services. And we work closely with both companies in the test phase and during race day to make sure the athletes and the spectators get an extraordinary experience.

New feature: Live athlete videos
This year we have developed a new feature in the Ironman app in collaboration with Ultimate. The ambition has been to enhance the spectator experience during race day. The new feature is an athlete live streaming service in the app.

This is how it works. When you have chosen which of your favourite athletes you want to follow, you are automatically notified, when the athlete crosses one of the many timing points during the cycling and running course. By clicking on the notification a live video with your chosen athlete will appear on your mobile device.

We are really excited to see how the users receive the new video feature. Hopefully it will be an awesome digital experience for the 3.000 athletes, their friends and family and the rest of the 250.000 spectators cheering during race day.

At Nodes we especially look forward to follow athlete number 931, Mathias Funder. Mathias is Managing Director of our new office in Aarhus, and it is his first Ironman.

Curious? You can download the app to you IOS device at https://itunes.apple.com/dk/app/ironman-dk/id679749714?l=da&mt=8 and your Android device at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.ywc.ironmandk&hl=en

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