ATLANTA, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- uVuMobile™, Inc. (Pink Sheets: UVUM), a mobility solutions and content aggregator today announced that they will be first to market with a suite of interactive video sports training and skills applications for Intel Atom-based devices such as the NetBook, Smartphones and Interactive TV systems. The applications will be available through the new Intel AppUP mobile store, which is currently available on the Intel NetBook Computer. Intel has shipped over 80 million NetBook computers to date. Best Buy, U.S.: Dixons, UK; and Croma, India are pre-installing AppUP on all of the NetBooks they sell as-well-as making it available for download to current NetBook users. ASUS is also developing a branded version.
In 2010, application stores will exceed 4.5 billion downloads and consumers will spend $6.2 billion in them, according to a Gartner Inc. forecast. Gartner is a worldwide information technology research and advisory company. Mobile application stores' worldwide download revenue exceeded $4.2 billion in 2009 and will grow to $29.5 billion by the end of 2013. The research firm's revenue forecast includes end-user spending on paid-for applications and advertising-sponsored free applications. "The share of advertising revenue is increasing, though it will only be 25 percent of the app stores' revenue by 2013," said Stephanie Baghdassarian, research director at Gartner, Egham, Britain.
uVuMobile has partnered with Pro Tips 4U, the worldwide leader in video sports training tips, for mobile applications. Pro Tips 4U is now working with over 150 of the world's top athletes in various sports. Pro Tips 4U athletes include Arian Foster (the NFL's leading rusher); Hanley Ramirez (2009 National League batting champion); Bryan Clay (Olympic Gold Medalist in the Decathlon); Cobi Jones (13-time Major League Soccer All-Star); Jackie Joyner-Kersee (widely recognized as the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century); Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls; MMA stars Jake Shields and Cung Le; Dr. Jim Suttie (one of the nation's top golf instructors); and WNBA Rookie-of-the-Year Tina Charles, among many others.
User's will have the ability to view the video tips directly from their Intel Atom-based NetBook, Tablet or Smartphone. It gives users the ability to train and experience the sport right in the field with top athletes and coaches. The application also allows the user to ask questions or post comments to the athletes Facebook page.
uVuMobile's very first offering will be a Soccer Skills Application with Cobi Jones in the early first quarter 2011. Many additional athletes and sports offerings will quickly follow. uVuMobile envisions an entire suite of sports instruction applications for users who play or coach high school, college and league (professional, semi-professional and recreational) sports. These new applications are expected to range in price from $1.99 to $9.99.
"We see this as another giant step in our strategy of delivering compelling content to a broad range of audiences," said Richard Seifert, President and CEO, uVuMobile. "One great thing about sports is that it transcends all ages, genders and physical ability. It is the intent of the Company to continually roll out new content and applications services for the Intel platform over the coming months. These applications are expected to generate significant revenue streams and create positive cash flow in the second half of 2011."
"Pro Tips 4U was developed to bring sports skills and training tips from professional athletes, coaches and trainers directly to both youths and adults who are looking to improve their game," said Mark Leonard, president & CEO of Pro Tips 4U, Inc. "Intel users will now be able to benefit from world-class coaching while they are in the comfort of their home or while they are on the go. This is the next revolution in sports instruction and training."
About Pro Tips 4U
Pro Tips 4U was founded in 2009 by Mark Leonard. The company is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois. For further information, please visit www.ProTips4U.com. Individuals can become a fan of Pro Tips 4U on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProTips4U; on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ProTips4U; and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/ProTips4U.
uVuMobile recognizes the ever-increasing demand for personalized, interactive entertainment content anytime and anywhere on media-enabled devices by offering a full suite of products that effectively deliver video and audio content to mobile handsets. uVuMobile provides back-end media hosting, application development, mobile marketing, messaging, content aggregation, billing, advertising and other services directed towards the mobile business-to-business market. These services are now available to entertainment brands, carriers, developers, aggregators, distribution partners and other players in the mobile value chain. uVuMobile now offers ad supported and white label mobile video services. For additional information, please visit www.uvumobile.com.
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