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Anand Prakash By Anand Prakash | November 18, 2020

Sometimes a new turn can bring in some great results. An ever-growing concept called fantasy sports is gaining popularity for the last few years. Till now there are around 100 million fantasy sports players available and the numbers are going to increase in the coming years. 

This is already highlighting the market size of the sports along with showing the potential of the market and how it is a challenge for the mobile app development companies to come up with a robust solution for the fantasy best sports app. 

Moving on to the other side of the same coin, fantasy sports web apps are also known for offering ultimate user experience along with encouraging them to sign up in the return for bonuses and cash prizes. Cricket, football, and others are well-known fantasy best sports apps. 

Apart from that, there are many fantasy sports apps that allow users to create their separate teams along with letting them compete with others and manually transfer players from one team to another.

By analyzing the popularity of fantasy sports apps and its craze among the masses, we have decided to go ahead with the blog explaining major things about fantasy sports apps. 

So, without further ado, let’s get started with the very beginning of the blog talking about what fantasy sports apps!

What Is Fantasy Sports Apps?

Fantasy sports apps are the apps offering users the chance to play types of games using the internet. Through these apps, participants can club imaginary or virtual teams of real players of a particular sport. These virtual teams then compete as per the statistical performance of all those players playing in real games. 

The performance of the virtual players is then converted into several pointers that are further added and totaled according to the roster chosen by the fantasy team’s manager. 

All these accumulated points are manually calculated by a league commissioner coordinating and managing the overall fantasy sports league. Mobile applications play an important role here in making the process of gaming and accumulating those points easy.

As we are also stating the importance and popularity of fantasy sports apps, there are some facts and figures available too. Let’s check them up-

Fantasy Sports App Statistics

There are over 59.3 million fantasy sports users alone in Canada and the USA alone. The numbers were just 5,00,000 back in 1988, now you can imagine its popularity these days. As per the report by Technavio, they stated that fantasy sports are expected to reach 9.34 billion by the end of 2024. 

Psychological warfare called FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is in the mind of users encouraging them to spend a huge amount of money, energy, time, and others on the games. 

Here are a few factors you should consider before investing and understanding the potential of fantasy sports apps- 

  •  There are 19% of females and 81% of males included in fantasy sports as virtual players. 
  • Over 50% of the players are between the ages of 18 to 34 years. 
  • On average, a fantasy sports player spends $556 on league related costs. 
  • Over $75,000 are being made by 47% of the virtual gamers.

In another survey presented by Orbi Search, it has been found that fantasy sports will register a 13.24% of CAGR on the basis of revenue. Moving on to the sports market size, the number will reach US$ 33199.64 million by the end of 2025. 

With it, let us now understand the processing or the functioning of the sports app.

How Does Fantasy Sports Apps Works?

The mechanism of fantasy sports apps works by connecting sports enthusiasts with their favorite players. Here the users are virtually connected and allowed to play virtually by picking up his or her team accordingly. They are also given the choice to choose players of their choice. 

Moving on, the apps also allow users to select any sports of their choice, be it hockey, football, cricket, kabaddi, or any other. 

Here is how one can get started using the app or the mechanism behind it- 

  • Game selection- Upon starting the app, users are allowed to select their choice of sports after the OTP verification. The app is equipped with multiple on-going and upcoming matches. 
  • Team development- This is the step where the users need to create a team of their choice. 
  • Team captaincy- Here, users need to select the captain of the team along with Vice-captain if required. 
  • Team division- A user is allowed to form multiple teams as per the requirements and discipline of the game. Also, virtual players are given the choice to join a team of their choice.
  • Team management- Until and unless the game is about to end, a fantasy sports app user is allowed to modify their team. Apart from that, gamers can also track the performance of the players.
  • Reward distribution- Once the game gets completed, the points gathered as rewards are then distributed among the players as per their performance. Any virtual user with the highest performance points is declared as the winner of the league or the sport. 

Features Of Fantasy Sports Apps

Till now, you must be aware of the mechanisms and the statistics of the fantasy sports apps, now, it is the time to look at the features of apps- 

Admin

  • Admin login or sign in
  • Manage results and points
  • Manage payment and transactions
  • Team management
  • Manage games, contests, leagues, and players
  • Manage notifications and requests

Users or Participants

  • Sign up or registration
  • Profile settings
  • Home screen
  • Contests
  • Live score
  • Join contest

Advanced Features

  • Push notification
  • Location tracking via GPS
  • Scores from live matches
  • Real-time analytics
  • Social media sharing
  • User mail reminder
  • Payment system

How To Design A Fantasy Sports App?

Till now, you must be aware of the features, popularity, and definition of the fantasy apps, but developing such an application is a major task as more applications are coming into the market. These new applications are robust and come up with better features and great designing aspects. 

Taking the thread of how to design a fantasy sports app, the design separates a single application from other top applications in the market. Thus, a designing aspect of the fantasy sports application plays an important role in enticing users and encouraging them. 

So, if there are a few things you need to consider when designing a fantasy sports app- 

Easy Onboarding

Users always want their onboarding experience easy, smooth, and secure. It is even one of the most important and first elements of the fantasy sports app. The onboarding experience is also a stage that can either make or break the experience of the users. If the onboarding process is lengthy and too descriptive, users might not want to go ahead with the application sign-up process. 

Thus, creating a smoother experience for the users, it is good to follow mobile app onboarding best practices for making an impact. 

Real Estate Definition

The fantasy sports application is filled with data, digits, and huge chunks of the information set. This information in turn allows users to go several things and play games inside the application. The mobile app lets users join, create, play, or earn rewards, view their team’s management, accessing the dashboard, payment medium, etc. 

Thus, it is now important to develop a fantasy sports application to get started with the wireframing of the real estate page. Other than wireframing of the application, it is also crucial to come up with all the different data sets of the user’s requirements making the process easier. 

Text Usages

Fonts, colors, and designing play an important role in arising the emotions of the users. Apart from that, the text is something that plays a game in the bigger picture, which can make users give them a breathing area of virtual reality.

Thus, it is important to use the right placement of texts and the choice of them too. It is good to avoid too many types of fonts and suffocating the pages with fonts. By making the app screen easy, and precisely made, you will be encouraging users to keep on using the application without forcing. 

How To Make Money From Fantasy Sports App Development?

Apps are developed for earning money and there are many ways to earn money from a mobile application. However, there are a few ways you can use to make money from fantasy sports app development- 

Advertisement

Advertisement is one of the very first ways to get started with making money from fantasy sports app development. By integrating the advertising banner and processes, you can earn money wisely. Also, for the advertisement, you can assign a place in the app for brands to advertise. 

“Check out- Winning Strategies for Sports app

Participating Fees

Fantasy sports are also filled with lots of things like content, offers, rewards, and others. Fantasy sports platforms also organize content along with giving users the chance to win remarkable prizes in return for the participation fee. 

User Engagement Models

There are many sports apps available in the market that offer users multiple contests weekly. These contents, in turn, increase the collection of the fee, other than encouraging users to opt for the complete season. 

Technology stack for fantasy sports app development-

tech stack of fantasy app development

Till now, we have completed and gathered information about statistics, features, technology stack, the working of the app, how to design fantasy sports apps, and so on. 

Understanding all these aspects, it is now the time to know about the costing part of the fantasy sports apps. 

How Much Does It Cost To Develop A Fantasy Sports Apps?

The cost of fantasy sports app development depends on several factors like- 

  • Mobile app development platform
  • Mobile app development complex 
  • Features of the app
  • Back end and front end development
  • 3rd party API integration
  • UI/UX development
  • Mobile app development team size and structure
  • Mobile App developer 
  • Mobile app development hours

All these are the major factors that will make you invest money into the app development, meanwhile, if you are hiring a leading mobile app development company from the UK, the US, the cost of development might cost you $70 to $250 per hour. However, the cost of the fantasy sports app might vary as per the region, domain, geography. 

Thus, the overall app development meanwhile ranges from $35,000 to $50,000.

Conclusion

This is just the crux of the fantasy sports app development, meanwhile, there is more information still lying beneath the upper layer. So, if you are willing to get started with app development, connect with our app experts to know everything in detail. 

Anand Prakash
Anand Prakash

Co-Founder and AVP Technology at Appventurez Mobitech. A tech enthusiast who has broad expertise in delivering end to end software solutions. He is an expert technocrat ho has in-depth knowledge and is highly experienced in delivering solutions for Android, Xamarin, Ethereum Smart Contracts, ASP.net.

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