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Pens Mobile App (In Arena Features Review)


Yea I am that late in writing this, as well as getting pictures up, we can't all be PaYD  ;-)

This is pretty much a follow up of what Frank wrote up a few weeks ago on the Mobile Apps. I am really only going to focus on one part of the App, and that's the in arena option.  Dateline, November 12th, my pregnant wife and I travel to Pittsburgh to see the Penguins of Pittsburgh take on the Lightning of Tampa Bay.  I am really excited for a few reasons. For one it's my first trip to the still shiny new CEC. This is also my first time seeing the Lightning in person, my first chance to see players like Stamkos, St. Louis and Lecavalier (who was out). It's my weekend to have my yearly sometimes bi annually Number 2 seller "Pittsburgh Cheese steak" It's also my first chance to use the “In Arena aspect” of the Pens Mobile App.  Let me tell you what my first impressions were:

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(I totally should have taken screen shots that night)

Setup:

The Setup was easy.  App was already downloaded and installed since it was first offered. While in the arena all I needed to was connect to the Pens Mobile via Wifi.

 

The Application Feel:

Short answer, it's good. It offers a lot of options, such as follow the play (LIVE/half second behind) camera angles which is cool, but why would I do that when the quality is so so on the phone, but so nice on the "Jumbotron" .

 

The Good:

The ability to see replay's of scoring chances, goals, and saves.

 

The Really Good:

Being able to see replays from about 4 different camera angles.   It's pretty slick.  Some may even be inclined to say it was pretty hot.

 

The Great:

This is a huge step in the right direction to be including in game content to fans while at the event.  I've seen some types of pay offerings from companies trying to do this in the NFL.

 

The Bad:

This might just me being a pain but the quality of live or even replay wasn’t that great. I want something close to 780p 720p, but that's just my snobby self. I want it smooth and not choppy.  It wasn't terrible, don't get me wrong, it was acceptable, but I want my replays in high def on my phone in the future.

 

Overall:

I give it a 4 pucks rating out of 5.

There is some room for improvement but more so for advancement. I enjoyed it and used it for most of the first period. If you have a phone capable of running the app at the arena I suggest firing it up!

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