YinzCam

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YinzCam
Industry Mobile app development
Founder Priya Narasimhan[1]
Headquarters 5541 Walnut St Pittsburgh[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 December 2016, YinzCam's software had been downloaded over 30,000,000 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 December 2016, 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], the National Basketball Association [nb 5], the National Rugby League (Australia), the Australian Rules Football League, the National Basketball League (NBL), as well as for teams in the Canadian Football League. 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]

  1. ^ a b "About YinzCam (R) Inc". YinzCam. 
  2. ^ a b c "Priya Narasimhan, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University". Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Interactive In-Game Technology". YinzCam. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
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  5. ^ Price, Karen (December 3, 2009). "Students bring together sports and smarts". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Leonard Kim (October 22, 2008). "Tech toys bring game home - to game-goers". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Leonard, Kim (August 1, 2010). "Virtual Consol is shooting for 'wow' factor". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ Cronin, Mike (February 28, 2010). "Smartphones rise from gadget to tool of necessity". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ Conte, Andrew (Oct 8, 2010). "Fans impressed by Consol's technology". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  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.