Telstra to launch AFL Live app for smart watch wearers

App will be available for the Pebble smart watch from 12 May

The AFL Live app on the Pebble smart watch.
The AFL Live app on the Pebble smart watch.
  • The AFL Live app on the Pebble smart watch.
  • AFL fans can receive real time scores and updates to their smart watch from next week.
View all images

Australian Football League (AFL) fans who own a Pebble smart watch will be able to receive updates about the game on their watch from 12 May 2014.

Telstra has developed a version of its AFL Live app for the smart watch which, once downloaded from the Pebble app store, lets AFL fans receive real time scores and updates to their smart watch.

Information includes the two teams playing, who is in the lead and where the AFL match is being played. The telco has partnered with app developer Outware Mobile.

According to Telstra director of digital media and content Adam Good, it developed the app because the company is “always looking” for new ways to bring AFL fans closer to the game.

“It’s a handy way to keep up with your [AFL] team without having to pull out your phone all the time,” he said in a statement.

A Telstra spokesperson told Techworld Australia that only the AFL Live app will be available on Pebble, but if the National Rugby League (NRL) app is added, it would "keep people" informed of the change.

In September 2013, Telstra and developer Seventh Beam launched an app called AFL Glassware for the 2014 season. The Glassware app allows fans to choose a live game commentary or have the commentary translated to text via the optical display. Customers can also view scores and stats while watching the match.

At the time, Good told Techworld Australia that the primary aim of the project is to ensure it has some apps available in the marketplace when Google Glass launches in Australia.

“It’s also a chance to demonstrate to customers what might be able to be done in the future,” he said.

Read more: Optus takes issue with deregulation proposals

“The number of customers using the app will obviously depend on sales of Google Glass once they become available in Australia. That said, we have seen more than 1.7 million downloads of our AFL Live app for smartphones and tablets so there is definitely an appetite for this in Australia.”

Follow Hamish Barwick on Twitter: @HamishBarwick

Follow Techworld Australia on Twitter: @Techworld_AU

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Blog Posts

5 common mistakes to avoid in scalable customer experience

CX is about future-proofing your business by ensuring that your commercial model is always looped into your customers' needs, perceptions, values, beliefs, motivators, and detractors.

Tom Uhlhorn

Founder and strategy director, Tiny CX

5 cornerstones of a strong digital culture

Creating a strong company culture may sound like a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty straightforward. In fact, company culture is created in exactly the same fashion as a religion or democracy. Behaviours created from the organisation’s inception are reinforced over time by leadership, attracting like-minded people and eventually reaching critical mass to become an accepted ‘truth’.

Anthony Stevens

Founder and CEO, Digital Asset Ventures

Should you rebuild your company’s tech stack in blockchain?

The question I get asked most regularly these days is: ‘Do I need to rebuild my company’s systems on Blockchain?’ And the answer, every time, is ‘No, you’re asking the wrong question’.

Michelle O'Keeffe

CEO, Engaging.io

What is your opinion about chatbots serving your customers? My belief is bots are going to be the future of customer service and fulfilme...

Giridhar Prathap Reddy

NAB taps power of AI chatbots for business customer service

Read more

Thanks for writing about chatbots. Definitely bots have the exciting future when it comes to customer engagement, transactional and conve...

Giridhar Prathap Reddy

Deloitte TMT Predictions: AR and mobile crucial for marketing success in 2018

Read more

Hi there! Thanks for this interesting article! I love to read about new technology and software that makes our lives easier. I'm looking ...

Julia Summer

Wartsila overhauls Web platforms to create ‘seamless’ brand experience across all devices

Read more

RE: Sales and marketing SLAs, often the choke point isn't the teams but them getting the data into the tools they want to use with the da...

Ed Fry

Why sales and marketing alignment is more important than ever

Read more

Thank you for the good and very helpful information. It is very interesting. I love all the things you share and see your beautiful creat...

รัตนาวดี ภูมิวรรณ

Former eHarmony marketing chief joins telco startup

Read more

Latest Podcast

More podcasts

Sign in