RIHERDS/KHSAA SCOREBOARD APP AVAILABLE THROUGH iTUNES
February 23, 2011KHS GameNight
LEXINGTON, Ky. - For nearly 15 years, high school athletics fans in Kentucky have been able to follow the result of their favorite teams through the Riherds/KHSAA scoreboard web site. Now, 21st century fans can get scores on the go through their iPhone thanks to the release of the Riherds/KHSAA Mobile Scoreboard application.
The app is free to access and download. To get the app, simply go the Apple App Store and type ‘KHSAA’ in the search bar.
The app gives the user the option of each of the scoreboard pages offered on the current web site (boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball). The app also offers customized search capability to view scores by date or team. Users also are given the option of customizing how often the app updates scores, including every minute.
The product is the result of nearly two years of research and development.
“The first time I saw an iPhone I knew I wanted us to write a Scoreboard app for it,” said Frank Riherd, who was the lead programmer on the project. “I knew it had to be free to download; free to use.”
More mobile applications are currently in development to benefit member schools and fans alike.
“We are moving as quickly as feasible toward the development of other apps and on other platforms, including our member school directory and apps directing fans to the audio and video of our championship contests,” said Tackett. “I continue to be very pleased with our progress and congratulate both Frank Riherd, our scoreboard partner and the lead developer and all our staff who have helped with the project that has culminated with this release.”