Hatboro, PA and San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2012
The Sports Network (TSN), the nation's foremost real-time sports wire service, and Verious, Inc., the leader in connecting publishers and developers with mission-critical components and services for mobile app development, today announced the launch of a line of rich mobile API components to seamlessly integrate real-time sports feeds into mobile apps.
To kick off the launch, TSN and Verious have introduced mobile app components that connect to real-time news feeds for MLB, NBA, NFL and the NHL; college basketball and football; and other popular sports, including PGA Golf, Soccer (English Premier League), NASCAR Racing and the 2012 Olympic Games. Mobile developers are able to download free trial versions of these components for the Android platform so they can immediately test real-time sports news in mobile apps across a range of smartphones, tablets and other connected devices. Components for the iOS platform and many other sports, leagues and content types (including scores and schedules) will be rolled out based on major publisher demand.
“As the premier provider of sports content and data sets across a broad array of leagues and countries, we see a huge demand from our customers to integrate real-time sports feeds into their mobile apps,” said Mickey Charles, CEO and President of The Sports Network. “Through our partnership with Verious, not only can we enable our feeds to be easily integrated with our customers’ mobile apps, we also open up our feeds to the global universe of independent app developers, allowing this valuable content to be consumed by an entirely new set of partners, reaching a completely new range of consumers.”
The Sports Network API components are purpose-built for integration into apps by major media companies and independent developers publishing apps across a range of categories, including news, entertainment, local, casual games, gaming and fantasy sports. These sophisticated software modules handle all of the real-time calls, back-end content parsing, data presentation and caching necessary to integrate sports data feeds into native mobile apps. Each contains thousands of lines of complex code, representing significant development cost savings to app publishers. The components utilize the Verious™ License Manager to enable various licensing models including a free 30-day trial, an enterprise/source code version, and an ad-supported version.
“While large publishers have long been able to use sports XML feeds to integrate news, schedules and scores into their Web sites, these APIs were built for a Web-only world and smaller developers have been locked out of this content entirely,” said Anil Pereira, Founder and CEO of Verious. “Our new Sports Network rich API components remove significant barriers to integrating real-time content, enabling media publishers and independent developers alike to quickly and easily integrate sports feeds into their apps. User engagement and loyalty dramatically increases through an integrated ‘in-app’ experience and paves the way for a host of subscription and advertising models.”
Pricing and Availability
The Sports Network API Components are available now on http://www.Verious.com for the Android platform with iOS versions rolling out in Q2 of 2012. The free trial version includes an embedded trial API key for testing purposes. Enterprise pricing for commercial versions is available for major media publishers and is based on the volume of users and content types for a given mobile app.
About The Sports Network
The Sports Network, North America's foremost international real-time sports wire service, furnishes a wide range of content on a 24/7 basis utilizing state-of-the-art technology that sets the tone and standard for the entire industry. From statistics to news, weather and injury reports to instant scores, branded product and Gamecasts to photography and complete fantasy coverage data, domestic or world-wide, radio or TV, print or Internet, mobile to signage, TSN leads the way. For more information please visit http://www.sportsnetwork.com. Contact: Ken Zajac @ 1-215-441-8444 or e-mail kzajac(at)sportsnetwork(dot)com
Verious (http://www.Verious.com, @Veriously) is the leader in connecting publishers and developers with mission-critical components and services for mobile app development. The company operates a mobile development marketplace and license management infrastructure, connecting mobile developers with pre-built components, mobile SDKs, rich software modules connected to APIs and other highly relevant content from leading companies across all leading mobile app development platforms.
Verious, which means “very serious”, is backed by top-tier Silicon Valley investors and its team includes industry veterans with experience at leading mobile, software and trusted services companies including American Express, Apple, Motorola, Oracle, Playdom, Samsung, TRUSTe, VeriSign and VMWare. For more information, please visit http://www.Verious.com or follow us on Twitter @Veriously. Media inquiries may be directed to Don Pitt, VP of Marketing, at Don(at)verious(dot)com.