|By Marketwired .
|August 29, 2014 04:16 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/14 -- Sqor has much to celebrate this week: Launching their Android app, hitting 1 million pageviews year-to-date, and releasing their interactive football "Showdowns."
Now sports fans can connect and have the ultimate insider access to their favorite athletes on the web, iOS or Android. Sqor's release on GooglePlay is the next step to reach new audiences on additional devices. The Android app features editorial and social content posted in a timeline fashion by athletes and users, with notifications, comments, favorites, search capabilities, user and athlete profiles, images, video, and the ability to share via social media sites such as Facebook, and Twitter. Download the new Android app on GooglePlay at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sqor.droid -- or get the existing Sqor app in the iTunes App Store.
"We are very excited to be launching via GooglePlay and bringing Sqor content to Android devices. As one of the leading application ecosystems, we know the importance of being compatible to Android products. We highly appreciate the support that GooglePlay offers to app producers, and we believe that Android users who are interested in sports, interactive football showdowns, athlete contests and giveaways, and real-time access to the athletes, will love what we've created," said Brian Wilhite, CEO and Founder at Sqor.
Given this massive opportunity in sports, Sqor believes the biggest untapped opportunity in sports is the athlete -- specifically the 99% that have powerful personal brands but no current off-the-field income. Sqor has partnered with over 1,500 athletes, because they know that the #1 thing fans want is greater access to the athlete. This is especially true with the younger demographic.
The athletes and fans are excited that football season is finally back. Sqor wants users to get even more involved than they were before. "I'm excited about the new Sqor Showdowns. It was great getting to interact with fans who were playing against me with Sqor's Showdowns last year. With all the new gaming features Sqor has added, this year is going to be even better," said Brett Favre, NFL Legend and Sqor Board Member.
Showdowns is a feature within Sqor online (coming to mobile soon), that allows users to pick teams and predict who will win, challenge their friends, and receive virtual badges/trophies if they're right. Starting in September, Sqor users who win at least 10 Showdowns will be entered to win a $500 gift card to fanatics.com. Additionally, some of Sqor's NFL athletes such as Brett Favre, will be giving away signed memorabilia every week to Showdown users. Showdowns are intended to encourage interaction between fans and participating athletes as they go head-to-head selecting the winning teams and top performing athletes of games throughout the season.
"We are excited to offer new features to enhance the sports experience for our users. We look forward to the fans' enthusiasm about the elements we've introduced, and we will continue building interactive features," said Noah Gift, CTO at Sqor.
Sqor will be adding other sports to the Showdowns such as MMA, NBA, MLB, and others in the following months. This should be good news for the existing users, as Sqor just hit 1 million YTD pageviews this past weekend, and is tracking for exponential growth for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned for more great updates with Sqor on their blog.
For more information on Sqor please visit the website.
Sqor (http://www.sqor.com) is a groundbreaking social and editorial sports technology platform revolving exclusively around sports, athletes and fans. Sqor delivers editorial and social content from more than 1,500 professional athletes, with a current social graph of ~25M fans. Its mission is to create the most entertaining platform in digital sports, while creating an economic opportunity for every professional athlete in the world by connecting them with fans and marketers at massive scale. Sqor has created an entirely new paradigm in digital sports by giving our growing roster of sports stars access to their most engaging fans. Sqor is based in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Brian Wilhite.
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