Knockabout Sports

Social sports network - iPhone app

The Brief

Andrew Spence was completely new to app development but wanted to get his business off the ground. After researching a number of development companies and speaking to industry experts he commissioned with Gourmet Pixel to make his idea a reality. The app need to connect people who are passionate about sports and help them organise sporting activities.

The Process

The team worked very closely with the client from the initial concept, logos and branding, through to UX, wire frames, UI and development. Through this close teamwork, we were able to truly understand the initial requirements in order to create a beautifully simple user experience that masked the hidden complexities involved within the platform.


Knockabout is the innovative new way to organise your sport. Whether it's a friendly game of tennis or getting a team together for the big weekend match, Knockabout does the leg work for you to make sure you have the best players for your game.

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Create Games

Users can set up games in virtually any sport and invite friends to join them.

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Find Players

The Knockabout platform recommends other players using a bespoke algorithm.

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Users can send messages within the app to discuss the games and activities.

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Set up groups of friends into teams, making it even easier to organise larger games with multiple people.

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Receive alerts when invited to join in, when there are new messages or if games are cancelled

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Real-time weather updates allow users to see ahead of time if the game needs to be re-scheduled.

The Outcome

The app was soft-launched in April, Knockabout Sports received a further round of funding to expand the team.

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"I feel very lucky to have found Gourmet Pixel, who guided me through the whole process with patience and professionalism. The development process was engaging and rewarding. Thanks Guys!"

Andrew Spence
Founder, Knockabout Sports

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