Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Developer of Tour of Utah iPhone app goes iPad in '10

A special shout out to Kevin Hoogheem, the developer of the Tour of Utah iPhone app who this year decided to make this year's app universal so that it can be enjoyed on the iPad -- all his apps remain free to download.
Hoogheem released an app last year for the bike race as well, and this year has an Android app available which he obviously is new at. "Please consider this a BETA release, was done in 4 days,' Hoogheem writes.

None of this really matters to me. The point of all this is simply to point again to a post I wrote very early this year -- a remembrance of Terry McGinnis, a some time colleague, some time competitor, who was one of the best B2B media sales people I've ever know. Terry died just short of a year ago.

In the story in his hometown paper of Salt Lake City the notice of his death never mentions his time at McGraw-Hill or Reed Business Information, but instead talks about his role as executive director of the Tour of Utah. Terry took responsibility for the race in 2007 after there were sponsorship problems.

It is good to see the race continue, and it is good to see someone continue using mobile media to promote the event -- which by the way has already started.

The Deseret News has coverage here. Or, you can download the apps, right?

1 Comment:

Kevin said...

Thanks for the little write up about the Tour of Utah app.. It has been such a pleasure working with the team that puts on one of the great races in the States. It is great to see cycling take such an active role in the social media space, from the teams, riders, and now to the Races.