Penguins and Yinzcam, Inc. Launch Free Android Application…



Priya just sent me some amazing screen shots of the new application! Here they are for your review!

Congratulations go out to our good friend Priya Narasimhan and her team of designers.

First she hit a home run with the phenomena that is the amazing Yinzcam and now they have teamed with the Penguins to launch the Official Penguins Application for Droid.

I first told you about this exciting app on Saturday and it has quickly become one of the most popular sports apps in the Droid store.

Here is the official release from the Pittsburgh Penguins.


The Official Pittsburgh Penguins Android application is now available in the Android Marketplace for use on several Verizon Wireless smartphones. Developed by Pittsburgh-based YinzCam, Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company, the free Penguins app offers a wide range of new features that allow fans to stay in touch with the team anytime, anywhere while also enjoying unprecedented in-arena interactive experiences.

Content that is accessible inside and outside of Mellon Arena includes real-time scores, stats, standings, news, live 247 Twitter feeds of fans and bloggers, roster and schedule information. Exclusive in-arena content, presented by Verizon Wireless, includes unique live video camera angles and instant replays from multiple views that are available only 2-5 seconds after a play.
No other NHL team offers fans the cutting-edge technology to experience the game live from various unique perspectives. Fans can also use the app to capture their personal moments and memories at the game through a digital game diary.

YinzCam, Inc. launched a platform-agnostic version of the mobile in-arena experience for Pittsburgh Penguins fans on the Blackberry, Android, Samsung, Nokia, iPhone, iTouch and other platforms last year. The mobile experience will also be available on touchscreens in the luxury boxes in the new Consol Energy Center, offering guests the ability to customize their game experience and watch the game in a richer, more interactive way.

With the recent free Verizon Wireless Android app, Pittsburgh Penguins fans can get both the outside-arena and unique, in-arena content in the 2009-10 season and beyond. The Blackberry and iPhone/iTouch apps will follow soon this year.

“We are pleased to partner with YinzCam, Inc. to offer such a unique and innovative product to our fans,” said Penguins senior vice president of sales Dave Soltesz. “The app will certainly help to enhance the experience fans will have at the state-of-the-art Consol Energy Center beginning this fall, giving them yet another way to get closer to the game.”

“As part of Verizon Wireless’ efforts to provide our customers with the latest in innovative applications, we are excited to work with the Pittsburgh Penguins to enhance their fans’ experience through this mobile application,” said the regional president for Verizon Wireless Roger Tang.

“This is the ultimate game experience, built by fans, for fans. We really wanted fans to have the ability to customize their game experience to their liking on their own smartphones, while enjoying the excitement of the game with thousands of other people,” said Priya Narasimhan, CEO of YinzCam, Inc. (Official Yinzcam Site!).

Within the first 48 hours, the Penguins App shot to #1 in the Free Sports Apps category on the Android Market.

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Priya was nice enough to give me a quick tour of the application at a recent NHL Tweetup here in Pittsburgh. I can personally vouch for the fact that it is amazing!

The Application is a must have for all Penguins fans. It will significantly enhance your Penguins experience on the fly or watching live at Mellon Arena! Get it today!


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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for and is the primary contributor for this site

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