hedgehog lab Creates Snooker Training App

Mobile agency hedgehog lab has launched an educational sports app featuring snooker legend Stephen Hendry.

Stephen Hendry Snooker Masterclass Routines offers coaching and practice routines on the iOS platform. hedgehog lab teamed with animation company Kuro Dragon to create the animations in the app.

The app is made up of two editions, the first costs £4.99 and features an introduction and 30 practice routines. The second edition is an in-app purchase that focuses on specific aspects of the game of snooker.

The app took three months to create, according to hedgehog lab and Kuro Dragon. It is also translated into Mandarin for the rapidly-expanding snooker market in China. hedgehog lab co-founder and managing director Sarat Pediredla says: “There is a definite gap in the market with regards to a high quality educational sports app, and the Stephen Hendry app goes someway to fulfilling this. Instead of reading a book to develop your sports prowess, this app brings words to life creating a more engaging and interesting progression for skill training.”

Kuro Dragon managing director Stuart Howard adds: “Collaborating on such an interesting project has been a great experience for Kuro Dragon. Our expertise lies in high quality animation, and by creating each virtual routine we have produced a premium learning tool for snooker enthusiasts.”

But what does Stephen Hendry have to say about it? “I believe the app will when used fully be of great assistance to any snooker player regardless of age or ability. Myself and my team gave a great deal of thought about the content of our routines. I chose at this stage to select a range of routines that will focus on playing naturally and enjoying the game. Later editions will touch on stance and cue action, however I feel each player is individual and it’s just as important to feel comfortable and to enjoy playing the game.