Big names in skateboarding and snowboarding have come together to build the world’s largest community of skateboarders and snowboarders by launching Spot Digger – The App for finding the best Skate- and Snowboarding spots around the world. Spot Digger has been originally founded by Eero Ettala and Fredu Sirviö and has an impressive global team of professional riders behind it. The development of the Spot Digger app has been financed by Samsung Finland.
Spot Digger is a location based social mobile application and internet service that lets users search, find, share and rate the best skate and snow spots, and lets them add their favorite ones to the map and list favorite locations. The users will create the content by adding their own spots. The application lets users see all the spots on the map and in a list view. They can also search for specific locations filtered by distance, name, rating and type. They can check in to spots, add photos and information about their own locations and rate other’s spots and pictures. In the news feed, users can see in real time what others are up to;
“I check the Spot Digger news feed all the time to check where my friends shred.” Says Halldor Helgason, Spot Digger team rider.
Spot Digger has an impressive global team of professional riders behind it; the snowboard team includes global super stars: Eero Ettala, Mark McMorris, Aaron Biittner, Fredu Sirvio, Halldor Helgason, Eiki Helgason and Heikki Sorsa. The skateboard team includes professional skateboarders: Madars Apse, Jaakko Ojanen, Simo Makela, Jesse Turunen and Pirkka Pollari and more joining soon.
The team members will be an active part of the Spot Digger community. They will create content such as blog posts on spotdigger.com, videos and pictures for Spot Digger, list their own favorite spots while travelling the world taking part in the biggest contests and filming for the most popular skateboard and snowboard movies.
The idea initially came from the founder’s own frustration when they were spot digging around the world, there was no easy way of finding spots in your own city and when travelling to new places. That’s how the idea of creating a solution that would both let you save your own favorite spots and find new ones that others have added came to life.
“I used to have hundreds of spots in my head and finally there is a way to store them all on my phone. I feel like I have tons of free brain capacity again.” Says Eero Ettala, one of the founders.
With Spot Digger you have all the spots in the world in your pocket plus you can easily see what your friends and professional riders are up to. Spot Digger offers an easy way to follow your friends, the pros and your favorite brands.
Samsung Finland is Spot Digger’s main launch partner and actively participates in related events. “Samsung is passionate about sports and we think that snow- and skateboarding are really exciting pursuits. We have been involved in organizing sports-related events in the past and have developed products, such as the Galaxy Xcover, that offers durability and are perfect for snow- and skateboarders. We’re excited to be a part of the Spot Digger launch as it is a cool, new innovation that helps snowboarders and skateboarders find the best spots to do their thing”, says Samsung Finland’s marketing manager Eva Carrero.
The application was launched worldwide for Android during Board Expo trade fair 2nd -4th November 2012 in Helsinki. The iOS version of the application will be launched worldwide in the beginning of January 2013.