New Zealand is a proud sporting nation and for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the mission was simple; a little support can make a big difference.

We created a cross-platform mobile app designed to be an exclusive go-to companion to the NZ Olympic experience. Kiwis could follow the progress of their favourite NZ athletes and connect with them personally like never before.

NZ Olympic Team App

Exclusive Content

Built around a real-time news feed, the NZ Olympic Team app was updated with exclusive daily highlights, medal results, behind-the-scenes content and in-depth articles.

NZ Olympic Team App pages

Light up the Sky

The emotional heart of the app featured a 360° interactive starscape which enabled a two-way conversation between NZ Olympians and everyday Kiwis via stars in the real night sky.

Light up the sky

The Go-to App

In a very competitive media ecosystem the NZ Olympic Team app became the go-to source of information with 58,000 users, the majority of whom returned to the app multiple times in a single day throughout the games.


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messages written in the stars

Over 6,200 messages of support were sent into the stars and major sponsor ANZ saw a 2% growth in brand consideration during the campaign. The app also received a 2016 Best Awards Bronze for Interactive Design and W3 Awards Silver for Mobile Sites & Apps.

NZ Olympic Team App
NZ Olympic Team App
NZ Olympic Team App
NZ Olympic Team App
NZ Olympic Team App
NZ Olympic Team App

Kiwis outside of New Zealand are also using the Olympics app, with top 4 user numbers from Australia, United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom.