Mobile App Puts Users in Front Row Seat at 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

2018-07-01 12:00:00

“There’s going to be a lot of moving parts to next week’s event and this app will be a tremendously useful tool in keeping everyone connected,” said Eric Corning, Vice President of Production for the Special Olympics USA Games.

SEATTLE

Organizers of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games today announced the launch of a new mobile app that will make tracking next week’s event a lot easier for spectators, media and athletes. The new app is developed by AppInteract, one of the fastest-growing mobile app platforms built on Microsoft Azure.

“There’s going to be a lot of moving parts to next week’s event and this app will be a tremendously useful tool in keeping everyone connected,” said Eric Corning, Vice President of Production for the Special Olympics USA Games. “We’re really excited to see this go live and are already using it to communicate more effectively with everyone planning to attend and track next week’s event.”

During the week of July 1 – 6, more than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes and coaches from across the nation, along with tens of thousands of family members, volunteers and spectators, will gather across Greater Seattle for events and competitions in 14 team and individual sports.

The new app can be downloaded by iOS users searching SpecialOlympicsUSAGames at the iTunes app store (iOS : Special Olympics iOS) and by Android users at the Google Play app store (Android : Special Olympics Andr) online. The app is free and provides easy access to useful information including: sports schedules, venue information, details on athletes and teams, events and ceremonies as well as updated social media and news coming out of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. The app also provides information on the history of the Games, a gallery of images and useful tourism information on the Greater Seattle area.

About AppInteract

AppInteract is a Seattle-based DIY mobile app platform developed on Microsoft Azure that enables small businesses worldwide to compete effectively in the Mobile-First world. AppInteract is designed to be used in a multitude of small business segments. From retail, restaurants and leisure to the education, legal and non-profit sectors, any small business can build a unique app that works for their brand in minutes.

About Microsoft

Microsoft is the Premiere Partner of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 participants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement and its 50th anniversary; promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport; and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2018 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and community-building.

For more information on the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, please visit SpecialOlympicsUSAGames.org and follow on Facebook (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames), Twitter (@2018USAGames) and Instagram (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames).

Media Contact

Jaymelina Esmele, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games
jesmele(at)specialolympicsusagames(dot)org
(206) 788-8964