Posts Tagged ‘Yinz Cam’

Awesome Pittsburgh App developer

What you’re looking at is the screen that greets the user when you open up iBurgh.  I’ve tried to use it before, but without success, however this morning, I successfully submitted unsafe sidewalk conditions.

It’s an extension of the city’s 311 service,  I’ve called that before to report a nasty pothole, and to their credit, a few days later, it was taken care of, so I’m hoping this has the same affect, although with the coming snow, I’m not sure.

Like I said, I’ve tried to use this app once before, but it seems to take the GPS a long while to find itself, so I hope that in a future release that gets worked out, or better yet, users are able to add pictures from their album.  Right now, you have to take a live picture and then upload it, or lose the picture.  That could potentially be unsafe.

The developer, YinzCam, also has apps for Heinz Field (you have to be inside to use it on game day) and the Penguins (news, videos and extra cameras if you’re inside the Consol Center).  They do really awesome work, make sure to check them out in the Android Marketplace or the iTunes App Store.

Updates from the Igloo

Pens won tonight, exciting stuff.  Also, I just found out that CMU has created a service inside the Mellon Arena called Yinz Cam.  If you have a WiFi phone, you can get a signal that shows different cams, including one of the bench, penalty box or overhead.  The service is in beta testing, so only 200 people can be watching at once, and they warn that the signal is aimed primarily at the club level seats, but should reach everywhere inside.

I’m hoping to see a game next month, and I’ll certainly try it out.  At that game I’m planning on wearing the Monroeville Zombies jersey which arrived at my door today.  Of course I wouldn’t have a normal jersey.  And besides, it’s still Pittsburgh, just in an obscure and undead way!

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