Rick and Sully talk new sports apps this week.
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1. New NHL app
For hockey fans...
In one of the first major new product launches since MLB Advanced Media took control of the NHL's digital assets, the league next week is expected to roll out a new mobile app called Arena that is modeled after the Ballpark app that MLBAM introduced in 2012, according to sources close to the leagues. Think or either a "second screen" mode or way to heep up with what is happening on each trip up and down the ice.
The sports biomechanical company is on the verge of something huge for the golf industry when it comes to putting. A new sensor that gets attached to your putter along with am app it set to debut.
Get immediate feedback either right on the sensor or through the app. Not only on 8-foot straight putts, but putts of any distance with breaks.
Rick has been in the great state of Connecticut this week looking at the media debut of the app and sensor and it works. More golf and sports apps and products to come from BioMech
Parkmobile could help solve the problem of parking at sporting events
Parkmobile is an innovative app that is working across nationwide to help user find parking spots in real-time and pay using their smartphones. People will no longer need to fumble with cash, coins, or even cards at machines.
Parkmobile provides a new and better way to pay for parking on your smartphone and is available for different devices iPhone, Android phones, Windows phones, and any tablet. Registration for Parkmobile can also be done through the website at http://us.parkmobile.com/ or via the QR code found at Parkmobile signs. After you have downloaded the app and registered you will link payment to either your MasterPass, Visa Checkout, or Paypal account.
4. The new and updated Twitter App
Twitter is making a play for people’s living rooms, unveiling an app in Sept. for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft’s Xbox One that will showcase its bet on live content.
Twitter’s new free app includes live streams of 10 National Football League Thursday night games, and all live videos from MLB Advanced Media, the National Basketball Association, Pac-12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Bloomberg News and the business news start-up Cheddar. This spring, Twitter beat Facebook and other technology companies to win the rights to live stream the N.F.L. games on Thursday nights. Twitter agreed to pay the league around $1 million a game and to let the N.F.L. handle some of the ad sales. Mr. Noto once was the N.F.L.’s chief financial officer.
5. Fox Sports VR mobile app
Live VR of college football on Fox.
By hooking their phones up to a Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard, viewers be able to watch the game in its full, immersive glory. Those who don’t have a headset will still be able to interact and watch in a 360-degree video setting. It’s the first of three or four college football games the company plans to broadcast in VR — in addition to its regular telecast — this season.
6. Arccos Golf announcing the launch of its second-generation system, Arccos 360
Boasting low-profile sensors that are more than 50% smaller and lighter than the original Arccos system, Arccos 360 ($249.99) also showcases a powerful new shot detection algorithm that increases accuracy and virtually eliminates the need for editing. Additional features include:
Battery Guarantee – Certified for a minimum of two years without charging
Power Saving – Allows users to play rounds in airplane mode, dramatically reducing phone battery drain and eliminating data roaming during international travel
GPS 2.0 – Hands-free shot mapping combined with rangefinder distances in yards or meters to any point on more than 40,000 courses
Arccos 360 consists of 14 ultralight sensors that easily attach to the club grip and communicate with a free app for iOS and Android devices. The system seamlessly records every shot a golfer makes, analyzes the data in real time and reveals strengths and weaknesses to enhance on-course decision-making. Unlike competing products, it requires no tagging, tapping or other annoying disruptions to a player’s routine.