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Monday, September 20, 2010

YinzCam Steelers app hits Android marketplace

YinzCam launched its latest NFL apps Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers Gameday Plus and 49ers Gameday Live mobile apps for Android smartphones. The Steelers app is listed for $1.99, and the Niners app is free.

The apps are the latest offering from Carnegie Mellon University spin-out YinzCam Inc., which started in the sports mobile app space with a Pittsburgh Penguins app last year as a pilot project when the team was looking to bring technology to the team’s new home.

YinzCam’s foray into the NFL, with its work with the Steelers, 49ers and also the New England patriots, is just the beginning, according to founder Priya Narasimhan, who says the company is in talks with three other NFL teams and two other NHL teams for apps.

The NFL apps feature drive-by-drive stats, real-time scores, video-on-demand for those inside the stadiums and access to the NFL RedZone channel. The company’s technology features the ability for fans to have their own instant replays at games using all the camera angles the teams have at their disposal. Prices for the app vary team by team, the company said.

Narasimhan, a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan, was especially pleased to launch the Steelers app. “For me, whenever I am traveling I want to see drive-by-drive, I want to see the third down,” she said. “Just think of the Steeler Nation with the ability to get an app to watch drive-by-drive anywhere in the world, in real-time.”

Article Courtesy of Pittsburgh Business Times