Hitpost’s New iPhone App Turns You Into A Sports ReporterTechCrunch Jul 22, 2011 Back to press
We’ve covered Hitpost, a nifty app that allows you to share pictures of sports events. The startup most recently added scores, news, and athlete tweets to go along with photos. And Hitpost’s Android app saw 125,000 downloads in first month of availability. Today Hitpost is launching a new version of its iPhone app that aims to take sporting news to the next level. You can download the app here.
Simply put, Hitpost’s new app allows you to become a sports reporter for your favorite team. Instead of uploading your own photos, you can file instant sports reports using Hitpost photos and scores right off the sidelines. You can add your own commentary, geo-tagged your post, and share your reports via Hitpost feeds, Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email.
As mentioned in the last iteration of the app, Hitpost allows you to follow your teams to get a comprehensive view into photos, Tweets, and news coming out of an organization. Now any user-uploaded sports report will also be included in this feed.
And Hitpost has added English Premier League soccer to both the Android and iPhone apps, and allow you to follow your favorite soccer teams along with your other sports teams.
Hitpost, which is backed by a number of high-profile angels and investors including Keith Rabois, Shervin Pishevar, Naval Ravikant, Khosla Ventures and RRE Ventures; is seeing impressive traction for its app engagement. Last Sunday alone, Hitpost saw 100 “hits” or comments, photos posted per minute via the app. And the app is seeing an average of 3,000 daily users.