Media & Technology: Apps & Software
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.
Fingerprint Processing Delays Lead to Unvetted Coaches
by Becky Pallack, Arizona Daily Star January 2015
Long waits for fingerprint processing mean it could take weeks -- even the team's whole season -- before a background check is done.
2015: Year of the Virtual Race
by David Quick January 2015
First, there was virtual reality. Then virtual money and even virtual girlfriends. And now, for better or worse, virtual races, as in 5Ks and half marathons.
Wearables, Drones to Be Hot Topics as CES Kicks Off
by PATRICK SEITZ January 2015
The chatter about wearables could become unbearable next week at the International CES, better known as the Consumer Electronics Show, though GoPro-like cameras and drones also will be among featured performers.
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.
Aramark to Pilot Newest Mobile Payment Technology
by AB Editors October 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a $14 billion global provider of food service, facilities management and uniforms wherever people learn, work, play and recover, announced today it will pilot acceptance of mobile payments from Apple Pay and Softcard at select arenas this hockey season.