Trends – Apps and Football

The Growing Influence of Apps

I love football, pro and college.  So to me it’s always of interest, how the game is growing and progressing.

So the convergence of technology and football … what’s not to love!

If you haven’t been following this, you’ll find this blog post interesting.

A number of progressive NFL teams are jumping on the “app” bandwagon, among them the Denver Broncos and their new franchise quarterback, Peyton Manning.

This is a smart idea in my opinion with a number of immediate benefits.

For example:

  • Increase Speed in delivery of critical information (direct wireless transmission of just captured video)
  • Ease of Use
  • Security (tablet can be remotely erased if lost)
  • Reduction in manual effort to use the material
  • Environmentally friendly (“green” if you like)
  • Reduced assimilation time (HD video, annotations vs only static images and printed text)

Also, I would not be surprised to find some enterprising entrepreneurs coming up with a way to create an off-shoot that fans could subscribe to … as just one idea.

I definitely think this is a trend with staying power.  It will be fun to see what comes next!

Articles on this trend:

Peyton Manning embraces Broncos iPad playbook – NFL.com

Broncos embrace iPad playbook, video – Fox Sports on MSN

Peyton embraces iPad playbook during Broncos transition (good video on the topic) – USA Today

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