iPhone application connects users to school sports, leagues

Sports teams looking to get their information out to their communities in an accessible and modern way need not worry any longer — now there's an app for that.

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Team Info App LLC of Ruston has launched an iPhone application that gives schools, sports leagues and business teams a way to offer their communities vital information specific to their organization directly through their smartphones.

Only two days after becoming available to the public, the TeamInfoApp was the 17th most downloaded sports app in the Apple App Store on Friday, according to iOSNOOPS and iOS tracking company.

"We were really excited and thrilled by that," said TeamInfoApp co-founder and designer, Jordan Riggs, who created the app with his wife, Julie. "We really believe in the concept."

Riggs said they came up with the idea for the app after seeing the need firsthand.

"My wife and I have six kids who play just about every sport imaginable, and we couldn't figure out why more high schools and sports leagues didn't have a custom app to keep parents and fans updated with their team's information," he said. "So we looked into it and realized that what did exist was costly and labor-intensive for the schools and leagues to use and provided very limited features. We came up with a concept of something very easy and inexpensive for our partners to use with very little effort on their part."

The app allows users to access a variety of information from their organization, including their schedule, calendar of events, directions to events on Google Maps, team rosters, fundraising opportunities, contact information and websites.

"As parents, we're so busy today, and the info is out there but oftentimes not where you really need it to be. This allows the organizations to provide that information in the place where they really want to have it, which is on their phone," Riggs said. "Our phones have become the place where we access about 90 percent of our information."

TeamInfoApp is now partnered with Ruston's Cedar Creek School, Ruston Parks and Recreation, the YMCA of Northeast Louisiana for Ouachita, Lincoln and LaSalle parishes, Ruston Body Works and Ruston Dixie Baseball.

Source: thenewsstar

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