Just in time for the 2012 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns have joined with Verizon Wireless to launch their first-ever smartphone mobile app, available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry operating systems. Fans that download the free smartphone mobile app before 9 p.m. on draft night, June 28, 2012, can enter to win a personal phone call from the player the Suns select in the first round.
Fans can download the smartphone mobile app by visiting Suns.com/app on their compatible smartphone’s mobile browser, or by searching for “Phoenix Suns” in iTunes, Google Play or BlackBerry App World. The app is also accessible by scanning the attached (or below) QR Code with their smart phone’s reader.
The official smartphone mobile app features the latest Suns news, blog posts, photos and on-demand video, from the producers of Suns.com. Verizon Wireless customers with Android or BlackBerry operating system smartphones will have access to additional exclusive video content using the app.
Social media users can get the latest Suns Facebook updates, Instagram photos and aggregated tweets from the team’s front office and players, and send tweets and post comments from within the app, as well as “check-in” via Foursquare or Facebook Places while attending games.
The official Suns app will be a must-have for fans on game nights, whether at US Airways Center, at home in front of their TV, or for those out-and-about looking to keep tabs on all of the action. With real-time scoring, box scores, play-by-play and shot charts, the Suns’ app is loaded with live statistics. Fans within Arizona will also be able to listen to the Suns’ radio broadcasts, featuring Al McCoy and Tim Kempton.
Fans attending games, concerts or events at US Airways Center can quickly find the nearest restroom, concession stand or team shop via the app’s map functionality.
“We are always exploring new ways to connect with fans,” said Jeramie McPeek, Suns Vice President of Digital. “Working hand-in-hand with Verizon Wireless and our developer, YinzCam, we believe we have built an app that will enhance the experience of being a Phoenix Suns fan.”
The Suns plan to introduce a tablet version of the app during the 2012-13 season for both Android and iOS platforms, as well as new game elements, contests, special offers and video replays for fans in-arena. The Suns were the first NBA franchise to fully integrate wireless tablet technology into both their business and basketball operations in February of this year.