Calgary, AB – The official NHL Calgary Flames App for iPhone and BlackBerry devices is now available for free from the App Store and will soon be available in App World.
Developed by Atimi Software, the new in-depth and interactive Flames App keeps fans updated on the latest Flames news, stats, photos, videos and much more, no matter where they are.
“Mobile presents a new platform that has allowed us to extend the connection between the Flames team and our fans through a convenient and engaging app,” says Jim Bagshaw, Vice President of Advertising, Sponsorship and Marketing with the NHL Calgary Flames. “We turned to Atimi for their strong grasp of the mobile landscape, and are pleased with the sleek, high-quality end-result that is now available for Flames fans to enjoy.”
Through the official NHL Calgary Flames app, users can:
· Stay updated on the latest scores, statistics, standings, and schedules
· Learn about favourite players through Mobile Player Cards
· Watch videos of pre and post game news and player features directly from Flames TV
· Browse through Flames photo galleries
· Interact with maps of the Scotiabank Saddledome, exploring different seat sections and pinpointing food, beverage, and retail vendors in the stadium
· Access news direct from the Flames and NHL
· Discuss hockey with other fans on Message Boards
· Follow the Flames Twitter and Facebook feeds
· Purchase tickets through the mobile browser
· Share content with other fans through twitter, Facebook, and e-mail
“Our extensive experience in developing mobile apps for sports allows us to work with teams like the Calgary Flames with a strong understanding of what will and will not work for sports team apps,” says Scott Michaels, Vice President of Atimi Software. “Fans want more than the latest scores and the standard other features. The goal is a real connection to the team by the fans that you are fostering, building and nurturing. This means engaging features to connect fans to each other as well as the team on multiple levels. You have to go above and beyond to captivate fans, and teams like the Calgary Flames understand that."
To see a full list of features and to download the Flames App, visit the App Store or, for Blackberry, visit calgaryflames.com.
The Calgary Flames app is compatible with all iPhone devices and Blackberry 9700, 9630, 8900, 9000 devices.
About Calgary Flames.
The Calgary Flames compete in their 31st year as a member of the National Hockey League during the 2010-11 campaign. Since their inaugural season in 1980-81, the team has captivated hockey fans with their on-ice success, including three Finals appearances and a Stanley Cup championship in 1989, while establishing a solid off-ice reputation for community involvement and 32 million dollars of contributions to charitable organizations throughout southern Alberta.
The ownership group, comprised of seven Calgary businessmen, jointly controls operations for the Calgary Flames, the Scotiabank Saddledome and the Western Hockey League Calgary Hitmen. A highlight of the 2010-11 season will see the Flames host an outdoor game, the Heritage Classic, versus the Montreal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium on February 20, 2011.
About Atimi Software Inc.
Founded in 2001, Atimi Software Inc. has become a leader in mobile and cross-platform development with core strength in developing for the Mac platform and the new generation of Smartphones.
Atimi develops some of the most successful mobile and desktop applications on the market today for some of the leading brands in North America including The New York Times, HBO, ESPN and the Vancouver Canucks. Specializing in cross-platform development, application porting, custom software development and mobile, Atimi is a trusted partner of Apple and handles high-value intellectual property for some of the largest technology companies in the world.