Olympic legends star in new phone apps

Matt Morris (right) and Dan Wortley of Moshen with the Michael Johnson Fun Run app.
Matt Morris (right) and Dan Wortley of Moshen with the Michael Johnson Fun Run app.

A city business has developed mobile phone apps for Olympic legends Michael Johnson and Sir Steve Redgrave.

Moshen, a digital media and entertainment company based on Church Street, has produced two apps on behalf of four-time Olympic gold winning sprinter Johnson.

And it will further capitalise on Olympic fever by launching an app for five-time gold winning British rower Sir Steve Redgrave later this month.

Staff met Johnson to develop Motiv8 and Michael Johnson’s Fun Run, paid for aps available from iTunes. Motiv8 is also available for Android handsets through Google Play.

Motiv8 is a GPS running app in which Johnson gives you an Olympic standard warm-up and mentors you through your own running regime. Michael Johnson’s Fun Run is a casual game aimed at kids of all ages.

It lets your fingers do the sprinting through track and cross-country scenarios, avoiding junk food and boosting times by eating healthy food.

Sir Steve Redgrave’s River Adventures sees the rower tackle crocs, turtles, rapids and piranhas whilst attempting to collect gold.

It will be launched at the iTunes app store and will be free to download.

Moshen, which employs 27 staff, is also due to release the Official Fantasy Premier League app on behalf of the English Premier League and the

Official Twenty20 World Cup app for the International Cricket Council.

Chief executive, Graham Baines, said: “These are really exciting times at Moshen.

“Michael Johnson and Sir Steve Redgrave have, in some respects, been the face of the Olympic Games and are great ambassadors for the spirit of the games. We are delighted.”