SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have partnered with Gimbal, Inc., the leader in location and proximity-based mobile engagement, along with YinzCam, Inc. the leading developer of mobile interactive in-game sports technology applications, to deliver cutting-edge interactive in-venue mobile app experiences that bring to life the in-venue game-day experience.
YinzCam, Inc., the developer of the official Cleveland Cavaliers app, uses Gimbal proximity beacons with Apple's iBeacon technology to push highly relevant notifications to Cavs fans via their mobile devices. Gimbal proximity beacons have been integrated into NBA, and other professional sporting venues, and league apps, through the YinzCam partnership announced earlier this year.
The Cavaliers, Gimbal and YinzCam have worked together to implement the proximity beacon technology to give fans a comprehensive, mobile location-aware experience throughout Quicken Loans Arena. Fans with the official Cleveland Cavaliers app who opt in will receive special offers at the Cavaliers Team Shop, location-based updates, offers at partner locations and more.
"Creating the best fan experience while attending a Cavaliers game is one of our top priorities," said Michael Conley, Cavaliers vice president of digital and web services. "By giving fans the option to receive push notifications through the Cavaliers app, they can enjoy a personalized, interactive experience at The Q that takes the relationship between the team and our fans to a whole new level."
Fans who elect to opt-in to receive push notifications via the Cavaliers app will receive notifications while inside Quicken Loans Arena for Cavs games that are tailored specifically to their physical location, activities, time and personal interests. The Gimbal platform capabilities include:
- Welcome messages and exclusive video content for fans as they enter and explore different areas of the arena
- Exclusive content delivered by points of interest, such as the 1976 Miracle of Richfield video highlights, viewable when fans pass the display of the original hardwood classic court from the Richfield Coliseum
- Promotional incentives and giveaways to fans who attend games
- Reminders about game times and to pick up 50/50 raffles tickets when volunteers are close by
- Fan-controlled privacy with up-front opt-in, so engagement is only on the terms the fan wants
"We are excited to work with the Cavaliers to personalize the fan experiences in Quicken Loans Arena like never before," said Brian Dunphy, SVP Business Development, Gimbal, Inc. "Gimbal provides the very latest in mobile context awareness and proximity technology, allowing sports franchises like the Cleveland Cavaliers to deliver a premium in-venue experience."
"The Cavaliers are really dedicated to providing a best-in-class in-venue and out-of-venue mobile experience to their fans with the launch of their new team app, embedded with the Gimbal proximity beacon platform," said Priya Narasimhan, CEO & Founder, YinzCam, Inc. "Fans with the official Cavaliers mobile app will be able to enjoy the personalized in-venue communication enhancements enabled by the technology."
About Yinzcam, Inc.
YinzCam, Inc., the leader in mobile sports experiences, provides the native iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows Phone mobile applications of 90+ professional sports teams and venues worldwide, spanning clients in the NFL, NBA, NHL, CFL, MLS, NCAA, the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) and the Australian Football League (AFL). With its roots in Carnegie Mellon University, YinzCam has prided itself on developing and launching innovative technology and products that power a unique mobile fan experience in the industry. YinzCam is designated as an "Official NFL In-Stadium Handheld Technology Provider," with its technology to provide fans with the NFL RedZone channel and other unique content within NFL stadiums. For more information, visit www.yinzcam.com
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About Gimbal, Inc.
Gimbal, Inc. is connecting brands, venues, events and retailers with their customers in exciting new ways by providing leading-edge mobile technologies and solutions. Our context awareness, proximity and personalization technologies allow brands to drive engagement and loyalty by interacting with their customers when, where and in the ways they're most likely to engage and make purchase decisions. Visit www.gimbal.com for more information.
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About Cleveland Cavaliers
As a new era of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball launches, the landscape for the future of the team is filled with excitement and energy at unprecedented levels. On and off the court, Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert and the ownership group have made significant investments to provide the best experience, engagement and value to the most loyal, supportive and deserving fans in all of sports. The organization's commitment to bring an NBA Championship to the fans and the city of Cleveland has never been stronger.
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