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WillowTree Apps, Charlottesville, VA: Barclays Center App

Gold Stevie Award Winner 2012, Click to Enter The 2014 American Business Awards

Company: WillowTree Apps, Charlottesville, VA
Company Description: WillowTree Apps is a leading mobile strategy, design and development company. Named by Inc. magazine for two consecutive years (2013, 2012) as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, WillowTree Apps is comprised of one of the largest mobile strategy and development teams in the United States – spanning iOS, Android, mobile web applications and back-end/API developers.
Nomination Category: App Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Events

Nomination Title: Barclays Center App: Bringing A World Famous Arena To The Palm Of Fans' Hands

1. The date on which this nominated app was first distributed or otherwise made public:
September 22, 2012

2. Briefly describe this app’s objectives and how it has met those objectives (up to 125 words). Include here the platforms your app supports:

Forest City Ratner, developers of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, tapped WillowTree Apps to create a mobile app that could successfully brand the unparalleled fan experience at the Barclays Center. Users can access the arena's full event schedule, purchase tickets to games and add upcoming events to their calendars. In-app scoreboard functionality lets sports fans post messages to the board for everyone to see, while interactive 3-D maps help fans find food, drink & seating. The app was delivered to fans at the arena’s first major event in 2012, featuring Jay-Z & Beyonce. App downloads exceeded predictions within the first 90 days of launch; over 100,000 unique users have accessed the Barclays Center app to date.

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2. Provide a brief (up to 125 words) biography about the leader(s) of the team that developed this nominated product or service:

Blake Sirach, VP of Design, WillowTree Apps
Michael Lake, VP of Solutions Architecture, WillowTree Apps
Joel Garrett, Senior iOS Developer, WillowTree Apps
Derek Brameyer, Lead Android Developer, WillowTree Apps
Matt Yohe, iOS Developer, WillowTree Apps
Trung Tran, iOS Developer, WillowTree Apps
Max Clevenson, UX Designer, WillowTree Apps
Patrick O’Malley, iOS Developer, WillowTree Apps
Tom Chen, Manager Business Development, WillowTree Apps