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Screenshot of YinzCam's Pittsburgh Penguins app, January 2014
|Industry||Mobile app development|
|Headquarters||5541 Walnut St Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US|
YinzCam is an American software and mobile app company. It specializes in creating applications for professional sports teams and sport venues. As of January 2014, YinzCam's software had been downloaded over 7,000,000 times. The applications generally offer real-time statistics, multimedia, streaming radio, social media. The live video technology offering instant replay, including NFL RedZone, is offered within sports venues.
YinzCam was founded by Priya Narasimhan, a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The company is a spin-off from the university. Narasimhan has incorporated YinzCam into her Sports Technology course at Carnegie Mellon University.
Official mobile apps for professional sports
The first version of YinzCam's sports app was available in limited portions of Civic Arena in 2008. That version of the software allowed users to view the game, replays and real-time game statistics. With the opening of Consol Energy Center in 2010, YinzCam was made available throughout the arena. It was supported by Verizon. In October 2010, YinzCam released an official application for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Partnerships with the New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers followed. By March 2012, YinzCam had added applications for 3 National Hockey League teams and more than 16 additional National Football League teams.
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, United Center, Gillette Stadium and the Verizon Center.
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. A number of Pittsburgh technology firms and personalities were present at the announcement, including Priya Narasimhan. By August 2009, YinzCam had produced iBurgh, an iPhone application to allow citizens to report complaints to the city's departments via smartphone. The app sends complaints, coupled with photos and Global Positioning System data to city departments. It was the first iPhone application to permit such complaints to municipal authorities.
In February 2010, YinzCam developed a follow-up program, CityZenMobile, to allow crowd-sourcing of road conditions. It was released amid the February 9–10, 2010 North American blizzard that left much of Pittsburgh impassable.
- Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens
- Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning
- New England Revolution
- Phoenix Mercury, Washington Mystics,
- Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards