Milestone achievement for local sports company
By Stewart Grant
After months and months of development and refinement, Biliztik Sports reached an important milestone this past Wednesday when the St. Marys company’s digital app passed through Apple’s approval process and became available for people around the world to download through the iTunes app store.
The company’s press release, issued Wednesday, discussed Biliztik’s objective of revolutionizing the fan experience with their app, giving every sports fan the best parts of gaming, social and digital media.
“At Biliztik Sports, we feel sports fans need their own platform to play, share and chat,“ says CEO Don Corby. “With Biliztik, you don’t have to bounce from one social media site to another. It’s all here in one place.”
The Biliztik app’s R.I.S. (Realtime Interactive Sports) gaming system is a particularly unique and exciting feature. The R.I.S. system lets users predict and play along with the live game, whether they are in the stands or on the couch. For those who aren’t able to play along in real time, there is an option to lock in answers ahead of time and check back when possible. Per Corby, many players will use a combination of the live picks and locked-in picks depending on their schedule.
Beyond the R.I.S. system, the app also features “The Locker Room” which is similar to Facebook’s social media platform but geared towards sports fans who can post photos, videos, and interact with each other. Meanwhile, the app’s “Digital Media Centre” allows users to turn photos into trading cards that can be autographed and shared to other social media platforms.
Just hours after the iTunes launch on Wednesday, the Biliztik app buzzed with activity as users tried their luck predicting outcomes of the Jays vs. Orioles baseball game and the Argos vs. Lions CFL game. As the user network grows, more and more games will be available within the network, including local sports events that can be hosted on the Biliztik platform.
While Biliztik Sports plans to take on the world, Corby knows that success needs to start at home. It is the local community that will be the first to try out the app and share the word and excitement with family and friends. To learn more about Biliztik, visit the company’s website at www.biliztiksports.com, find the company on Facebook, or follow their twitter handle @Biliztik_Sports.
For the immediate time being, the App is only available in the Apple iTunes Store (search term “Biliztik”) for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad, with the Android version in development for future release.