YinzCam

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Yinzcam
Industry Mobile app development
Founder(s) Priya Narasimhan[1]
Headquarters

3846 South Water Street[2]

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
Website www.yinzcam.com

Yinzcam is an American software and mobile app company. It specializes in creating applications for professional sports teams and sport venues.[3] As of January 2014, Yinzcam's software had been downloaded over 7,000,000 times.[3] The applications generally offer real-time statistics, multimedia, streaming radio, social media.[3] The live video technology offering instant replay, including NFL RedZone, is offered within sports venues.[1]

Yinzcam was founded by Priya Narasimhan, a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.[2] She is a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Steelers.[2] The company is a spin-off from the university.[4] Narasimhan has incorporated YinzCam into her Sports Technology course at Carnegie Mellon University.[5]

Official mobile apps for professional sports[edit]

The first version of Yinzcam's sports app was available in limited portions of Civic Arena in 2008.[6][7] That version of the software allowed users to view the game, replays and real-time game statistics.[8] With the opening of Consol Energy Center in 2010, YinzCam was made available throughout the arena.[9] It was supported by Verizon.[7] In October 2010, Yinzcam released an official application for the Pittsburgh Steelers.[10] Partnerships with the New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers followed.[10] By March 2012, YinzCam had added applications for 3 National Hockey League teams and more than 16 additional National Football League teams.[11]

As of January 2014, Yinzcam is the developer of the official mobile apps for professional sports teams in the National Football League,[nb 1] the National Hockey League,[nb 2] Major League Soccer[nb 3], the Women's National Basketball Association [nb 4], and the National Basketball Association [nb 5]. Yinzcam also developed official mobile apps for Sports Authority Field at Mile High,[47] United Center,[48] Gillette Stadium[49] and the Verizon Center.[50]

iBurgh[edit]

In July 2009, Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto, with the support of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, announced their intention for the city of Pittsburgh to become the most tech-friendly city in the United States.[51] A number of Pittsburgh technology firms and personalities were present at the announcement, including Priya Narasimhan.[51] By August 2009, Yinzcam had produced iBurgh, an iPhone application to allow citizens to report complaints to the city's departments via smartphone.[52] The app sends complaints, coupled with photos and Global Positioning System data to city departments.[52][53] It was the first iPhone application to permit such complaints to municipal authorities.[54][55]

In February 2010, Yinzcam developed a follow-up program, CityZenMobile, to allow crowd-sourcing of road conditions.[56] It was released amid the February 9–10, 2010 North American blizzard that left much of Pittsburgh impassable.[57]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Professor, Carnegie Mellon University". Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
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  7. ^ a b Leonard, Kim (August 1, 2010). "Virtual Consol is shooting for 'wow' factor". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
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  10. ^ a b "YinzCam launches app for Steelers on smart phones". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 7, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ Nixon, Alex (March 29, 2012). "Kangaroo Media sues YinzCam over patents". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tennessee Titans Mobile - The official mobile app of the Tennessee Titans". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ "St. Louis Rams Mobile - The official mobile app of the St. Louis Rams". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Chiefs Mobile - The official mobile app of the Kansas City Chiefs". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Houston Texans - The official mobile app of the Houston Texans". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Falcons Mobile - The official mobile app of the Atlanta Falcons". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Official Green Bay Packers - The official mobile app of the Green Bay Packers". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Chicago Bears Official Mobile App - The official mobile app of the Chicago Bears". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles - The official mobile app of the Philadelphia Eagles". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Dallas Cowboys Mobile - The official mobile app of the Dallas Cowboys". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  21. ^ "New York Giants - The official mobile app of the New York Giants". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Minnesota Vikings Mobile - The official mobile app of the Minnesota Vikings". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Arizona Cardinals Mobile - The official mobile app of the Arizona Cardinals". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals Mobile - The official mobile app of the Cincinnati Bengals". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Buffalo Bills Mobile - The official mobile app of the Buffalo Bills". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Seahawks Mobile - The official mobile app of the Seattle Seahawks". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  27. ^ "49ers Gameday Live - The official mobile app of the San Francisco 49ers". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Detroit Lions Mobile - The official mobile app of the Detroit Lions". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  29. ^ "New York Jets - The official mobile app of the New York Jets". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Mobile - The official mobile app of the Indianapolis Colts". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Denver Broncos Mobile - The official mobile app of the Denver Broncos". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Patriots Game Day Live - The official game day mobile app of the New England Patriots". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Steelers Gameday PLUS - The official mobile app of the Pittsburgh Steelers". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  34. ^ "Carolina Panthers - The official mobile app of the Carolina Panthers". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The official mobile app of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  36. ^ "Baltimore Ravens - The official mobile app of the Baltimore Ravens". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  37. ^ "Detroit Red Wings Mobile - The official mobile app of the Detroit Red Wings". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Edmonton Oilers Mobile - The official mobile app of the Edmonton Oilers". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  39. ^ "Pittsburgh Penguins Mobile - The official mobile app of the Pittsburgh Penguins". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  40. ^ "Caps Mobile App - The official mobile app of the Washington Capitals". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  41. ^ "Tampa Bay Lightning - The official mobile app of the Tamp Bay Lightning". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  42. ^ "NE Revolution Matchday - The official matchday mobile app of the New England Revolution". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  43. ^ "Official Phoenix Mercury Mobile App - The official mobile app of the Phoenix Mercury". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  44. ^ "Washington Mystics Mobile - The official mobile app of the Washington Mystics". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  45. ^ "Phoenix Suns Mobile - The official mobile app of the Phoenix Suns". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  46. ^ "Washington Wizards Mobile - The official mobile app of the Washington Wizards". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  47. ^ "Sports Authority Field at Mile High - The official mobile app of the Sports Authority Field at Mile High". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  48. ^ "United Center Mobile - The official mobile app of the United Center". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  49. ^ "Gillette Stadium - The official mobile app of Gillette Stadium". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  50. ^ "Verizon Center Mobile - The official mobile app of the Verizon Center". Yinzcam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  51. ^ a b McNulty, Timothy (July 10, 2009). "Pittsburgh tries to move quickly to be tech-friendly". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  52. ^ a b McNulty, Timothy (August 17, 2009). "Pittsburgh begins receiving problem reports via mobile phones". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  53. ^ McNulty, Timothy (August 18, 2009). "iBurgh lets you complain to city by cell phone". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  54. ^ "YinzTech". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 20, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  55. ^ McNulty, Timothy (January 2, 2010). "iBurgh app takes its place at last on iPhones". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  56. ^ Cato, Jason (February 16, 2010). "CMU profs, students launch street site CityzenMobile.net". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  57. ^ "Site offers information on local road conditions". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 12, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2014.