People all over the world will be able to share in the excitement and emotion of the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships thanks to a new iPad app launched by the local tech entrepreneur team of David Quail and Sean Collins.
Online PR News – 24-December-2011 – – Edmonton - People all over the world will be able to share in the excitement and emotion of the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships thanks to a new iPad app launched by the local tech entrepreneur team of David Quail and Sean Collins. The duo, which split time between California and Edmonton, are excited to be home for the holidays and to join in the celebrations of everyone’s favourite hockey tournament.
Row0 is an interactive digital magazine updated nightly for the 11 magical days of the World Juniors tournament, taking place in Edmonton and Calgary from December 26, 2011 – January 5, 2012. The digital magazine is beefed up with in-game fan chat when Team Canada hits the ice so we can all share in the excitement.
“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 unique features include lists of World Juniors players active on Twitter, in-stadium fan pictures, chat’s within every game, and a memory match game where the daily winner gets a $25 gift certificate to Alley Kat, proud local brewer of quality beers.
Fans can download the app starting today at: http://www.row0.com
Availability and visual imagery:
The Row0 team is available in the time prior to and throughout the tournament period to demonstrate the app. We would be happy to do in-studio television segments where we show the app on an iPad, and we will also be on site and available to the media at many games in Edmonton and Calgary. The app will work best for television during the World Junior games, and particularly during Team Canada games, as that is when we expect to generate the most in-app activity.
About David Quail:
After the 2010 sale of his company, Attassa, to Yousendit.com, David has become known throughout Silicon Valley and Canada as one of the top emerging mobile developers. With 9 different iPhone and iPad applications under his belt, David flew home for the holidays to turn his attention to his deepest area of passion, sports. David has been recognized for his entrepreneurial success with a charter membership within The C100 (www.theC100.org), a Silicon Valley non-profit set-up to encourage entrepreneurship throughout Canada. David has repeatedly given back to the Edmonton tech community and founded projects such as The C100 internship program and 4 Days in the Valley which brought U of A Computer Sciences students down to San Francisco for 4 days of networking, mentoring and learning.
About Sean Collins:
The son of an RCMP officer, Sean bounced around all corners of this province before settling into U of A for a marketing and finance degree that wrapped up in 2009. After spending a three years working with the Edmonton Indy, Paul Tracy and Alex Tagliani doing event marketing and sponsorship, Sean recently made the full time jump into working on tech startups full time. In his free time, Sean proudly holds the title as the youngest sessional professor at the University of Alberta, starting teaching at age 24. Several students from Sean’s Business 488 Class within the Alberta School of Business have taken his lead and have now started their own companies while still in school.