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San Diego Company Sportaneous Wins Grand Prize in NYC Big Apps Competition
Sports-based iPhone app & website recognized by NYC Mayor Bloomberg
By: Chanel Woods-Joe
The mobile application and website that urges users to “Be Sportaneous”
“Our goal for Sportaneous is to keep people active by fostering a social environment that encourages physical activity,” said Aaron Royston, co-founder of Sportaneous. “Taking home two major wins in the Big Apps competition cements in our minds that this app has the potential to get people moving and in turn, keep them healthy.”
The competition boasting prizes of up to $20,000 judged entries on criteria including quality of the idea, implementation of the idea, potential impact, and potential for commercialization. Judges included Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter; Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of Foursquare; and Ian Robertson, chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Ltd.
The app launched exclusively in San Diego in January to take advantage of the region’s optimal weather conditions for outdoor sports and is now available in New York City with planned expansion to San Francisco and Philadelphia later this year.
For more information about Sportaneous, visit www.Sportaneous.com. To find out more about the Big Apps 2.0 competition, visit www.NYCbigapps.com.
Sportaneous Inc. is dedicated to helping exercise enthusiasts find and participate in team sporting activities using GPS technology. The company offers a mobile application and website that makes it easy for busy people to play team sports by harnessing location-based technology to facilitate sports games at any time. Through the Sportaneous application, a person can quickly view, organize or join all pick-up games that have been proposed in his or her surrounding neighborhoods.
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