Sports Aggregator JockSpin Releases Highly Anticipated iPhone/iPad App

    Sports Aggregator JockSpin Releases Highly Anticipated iPhone/iPad App

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Dec. 13, 2012

MIAMI, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --JockSpin has made it more convenient to
read news, opinion, and rumors for your favorite sports and teams. With its
just released iOS apps for iPhone and iPad, one easily selects teams, sports,
and regions. The app then aggregates headlines from thousands of sources,
displaying a page with recent headlines for each of your selections. To
navigate between the pages, one merely slides pages from side to side.

"We developed and continue to enhance JockSpin consistent with our corporate
design credo, 'Fast and Beautiful,'" states CEO James Hawkins. He continued,
"I think it helps that we are users ourselves. With every proposed
modification, we intensely think about how it will affect the user

JockSpin believes that sports fans almost universally are interested in
multiple teams or sports, but not all teams and sports. They also believe that
for all the news and opinion available, most fans remain hungry for more,
mainly because they don't find all that there is. As evidence of this
appetite, they point to the ascent in recent years of newcomer publishers like
SB Nation, YardBarker, and others, not to mention the countless independent

Checking out the app, one instantly falls in love with the design, which is
sophisticated, comfortable on the eyes, and notably functional. Choosing teams
and sports is as simple as tapping on them, with no registration required. How
refreshing is that? Perhaps the most attractive design feature is the ability
to slide from side to side to access individual selected team, sport, or
region pages. Setup, navigation, and subsequent modifications to selections
are all easy, convenient, and intuitive.

Users are raving about the product, making comments such as "I like that I can
flip through my teams and quickly get my sports fix," "beautiful intuitive
app," and "will be using it every day." The only knock on it is that when
trying to use it on a connection other than WiFi it can be a bit slow to load,
a problem seemingly related to one of the more powerful things about the app,
the amount of data it must access to generate its multiple pages of headlines.

An app for Android devices is in development, anticipated to publish in the
coming weeks. Expected to be almost identical in appearance and functionality,
it will open up JockSpin's functionality to the rapidly growing number of
Android devices. Numerous other developments are underway to expand and
enhance the company's offerings.

Asked how JockSpin came to be, Hawkins explains that as a Miami based "typical
sports fan" he found himself hungry for more about the Miami Heat, which had
then just signed Lebron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwayne Wade as the
anointed Three Kings. As he was checking Boston, Cleveland, and Chicago area
new sources for commentary the thought struck him, "there should be an app for

JockSpin, online at, bases itself in Miami, traditionally
known more for bikinis and nightlife than bandwidth and startups. Of late,
however, a startup scene has begun to flourish, with incubators including
Innovate Miami and Launch Pad Tech, and angel funds including Miami Innovation
Fund and New World Angels, leading the way. Hawkins, commenting on this,
notes, "We've given thought to moving to San Francisco, Boulder, or some other
recognized tech hub, but think we may be in just the right place to
participate in if not lead development of a tech scene here in South Florida."

"We're proud of what we have done so far," states Hawkins, "but we're not
close to done, and in fact are just getting started." JockSpin's stated goal
is 100 million monthly page views in five years. That is a lofty goal, to be
sure, but they are certainly off to a good start.

The JockSpin app is available in iTunes at

James Hawkins


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