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Smartphones Develops College Sports Apps for Universities
February 25, 2010
By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor


Mobile application publisher Smartphones Technologies has announced that it is building college sports apps for more than 80 Universities to bring custom “College SuperFans” mobile sports applications to iPhone, Blackberry and Android (News - Alert) devices.

College SuperFans Apps are touted as the first officially licensed college sports apps. Company officials said that these applications provide customers the “true fan experience” for their school, including live game tracker and live scoreboard of games in progress.
The applications are customized for each team, and allow fans to see everything that’s happening with their team as soon as they launch the app, said company officials.
Each college sports application brings college basketball and football fans custom content dedicated to their team, including live Game Tracker with real-time scores throughout the game; live scoreboard with scores of other games in progress; and previews of upcoming games, recaps of completed games, and updates with the latest info about the team; and more.  
Additionally, through message boards, fans can interact with one another regardless of their device -- fans with iPhones can respond to fans with BlackBerry (News - Alert) or Android phones, said company officials.
Company officials said that the first wave of 30 “College SuperFans” individually-branded applications have launched on the iTunes App Store and are available for iPhone (News - Alert) and iPod Touch. BlackBerry and Android versions of the apps are expected to be available in the near future.
“College SuperFans apps bring all the information fans care about- customized for your school- directly to the top level menu. One tap lets you see what's going on with your team as soon as you launch the app,” said Mike Merrill, founder and CEO of Smartphones Technologies (News - Alert).
The first colleges to launch “College SuperFans” applications include many of the top college basketball teams in the country -- Kentucky Wildcats, Purdue Boilermakers, Kansas State Wildcats, West Virginia Mountaineers, Ohio State Buckeyes, New Mexico Lobos, Georgetown Hoyas, Pittsburgh Panthers, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Tennessee Volunteers and Temple Owls.
The additional team apps available now include Auburn Tigers, Boise State Broncos, California Golden Bears, Cincinnati Bearcats, Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs, Louisville Cardinals, LSU Tigers, Memphis Tigers, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon State Beavers, South Carolina Gamecocks, South Florida Bulls and UCLA Bruins.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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