Pointstreak goes Mobile with BlackBerry

Vancouver-based Pointstreak.com Inc. announced today the launch of Pointstreak Mobile, a custom software application that enables Pointstreak users to record live game stats during sports events and immediately deliver game information to the Internet from their BlackBerry. Pointstreak Mobile for BlackBerry will allow users – typically a league scorekeeper or a volunteer parent – to record game stats and deliver live game events to league/association websites from their BlackBerry . Game data is uploaded directly from the user’s BlackBerry at the sports venue and then fed through Pointstreak’s Electronic Gamesheet System.

Times have changed since I played minor hockey and eagerly anticipated a bi-weekly stats update from our coach via snail mail. Coach Wise would gather up all the carbon-copy score-sheets and summarize every player’s stats into the familiar games played, goals, assists, points, and PIMs columns and then photocopy the handwritten updates.

Prior to the development of Pointstreak Mobile, data was collected at the game using Pointstreak’s ruggedized touch-screen terminals or down-loadable software on the user’s own laptop. With Pointstreak Mobile, customers can use their existing BlackBerries to record and post games instead of investing in new or specialized hardware.