A pair of Edmontonians is helping Canadians from anywhere enjoy this years World Junior Hockey Championship with a new iPad app.
David Quail and Sean Collins, split their time between Silicon Valley and Edmonton, but are back home this week for the WJHC which is being co-hosted by Edmonton and Calgary.
Their company Row0 will update the tournament every night from December 26th through the gold medal game January 5th.
The app was developed with social media in mind and how fans now use the internet to get more out of the games than just watching on TV, so an in-game chat room will be available during all of Team Canada’s matches.
“We all remember watching Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal at the 2010 Winter Olympics,” says Collins. “At the time, we noticed how Twitter and other social networks were ablaze with people across the country watching the game and sharing the experience. It’s not just watching the game on TV anymore, people want to interact and engage themselves, and technology available today allows us to participate as fans together like never before. It’s like we all have a digital barstool we can pull up next to each other which is a truly amazing feeling.”
Other features of the app include player profiles, fan pictures and contests with daily prizes for fans.
You can get the app at the row0 website.