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Prolific North Awards Nomination for Pitchero

April 29, 2013

Written by Fantastic Media

We’re pleased to confirm that we have been short-listed for the ‘App of the Year’ at the Prolific North awards for our work in creating the Pitchero iOS app.

With over 90,000 downloads the Pitchero app is a great success story!

Pitchero came to us after recognising the need to add a mobile solution to their network. After discussions, we came to the conclusion that, to start with, they needed an iPhone App that allows users to consume the vast amount of data Pitchero has to offer on their iOS mobile devices.

The app we created for them allows for a variety of rich media additions, such as team photos, Google maps for ground locations, direct links to club websites, contact information, and much more. We also integrated the league’s twitter feed, so that fans can read and contribute to the discussion and debate.

After launching the app, we achieved 25,000 downloads in the first two weeks, which in the following months grew to over 50,000 downloads. The app also rose to number two in the app store, behind the BBC, but beating other big names such as Sky, Ladbrokes and ESPN. Since then, the app has managed to achieve over 1 million unique sessions, in over 60 countries, as well as increasing registration to the network by more than 18%.

Lead Mobile Developer, David Ford said “The fact that we have been nominated for multiple regional and national awards with the Pitchero app shows how the app has helped to launch us into a position that makes us one of the foremost mobile development agencies in the UK. With over 90,000 downloads and 1.25 million sessions so far, the Pitchero app has added to our range of apps and has been a great success story”.

The Prolific North Awards will recognise and reward outstanding campaigns and exceptional talent in the creative and media industries across the North. The awards will feature 19 categories, including “App of the Year”. The awards will be judged by a selection of high-level independent individuals, who bring their wealth of experience and expertise to the panel.

The awards will take place on Thursday 16 May 2013 at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club. We’ll keep you updated!

To find out more about Pitchero visit their website here.

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