Media & Technology: Apps & Software
City, County Map 137 Miles of Trails with Google Street View
by Hannah Hunnicutt April 2015
Hikers who want an advance look at Knoxville's Urban Wilderness trails can get their wish, courtesy of Google and city parks officials.
Dodgers Looking to Give Tech Startups a Boost
by Emily Attwood April 2015
The Los Angeles Dodgers have launched a program to integrate innovative technologies into the stadium and fan experience. The Dodgers Accelerator program, announced earlier this week, will provide 10 startup companies an opportunity to grow and build awareness for their products.
Fitness Apps No Substitute for Sound Judgment
by Angela Gosnell, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) April 2015
Fitbit CEO James Park stated in an interview last month that Fitbit users with friends take an average of 27 percent more steps than users without friends.
The AB Extra: April 3
by Michael Gaio April 2015
We dive into the second edition of The AB Extra with some Final Four coverage, an April Fools Day tweet gone wrong and heroics from two YMCA lifeguards. Today we begin with this heartwarming display of sportsmanship in women’s college basketball.
The AB Extra: March 27
by Laura Godlewski March 2015
Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to AthleticBusiness.com, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.
Evaluating Campus Recreation Management Software
by Emily Attwood March 2015
A good software management system is essential to the success of any business, facilitating everything from access control and asset management to membership sales and scheduling. Choosing a management software vendor is not a task many take lightly; between implementation, training and ensuring compatibility, making the switch to a new system is an arduous undertaking, and the final decision will be one the facility operator will likely have to live with for a number of years.
Under Armour Expands Reach in Fitness Apps
by Elaine Low, Investor's Business Daily February 2015
Under Armour signaled with two acquisitions Wednesday that it intends to win the fitness-tracking footrace while also outpacing fourth-quarter expectations with accelerating earnings and revenue gains.
App Enhances In-Stadium Super Bowl Experience
by Izzy Gould, @IzzyGould, USA TODAY Sports February 2015
When Jeremy Lane intercepted a Tom Brady pass at the goal line in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, some fans seated in University of Phoenix Stadium quickly had access to four different replay angles on their cellphones.
Four Reasons to Add Impact Sensors Into Concussion Management
by Harry Kerasidis, MD November 2014
Every hit counts. Every hit to the head can be one step closer to a breakdown in the brain. But for many in today’s sports world, we wait until the damage is already done, intervening with a concussion protocol only after the athlete shows obvious concussion symptoms.
AB Survey Results: Class Variety, Management Software Drive Fitness Programming
by AB editors October 2014
In August, Athletic Business surveyed fitness facility managers in all sectors of the industry regarding the management of their class offerings.