NEW YORK, NY, April 7, 2015 – SLAM, the originator of stylish basketball coverage, is pleased to announce the launch of its SLAM City Game app powered by Hookit. A portable interactive guide to every city, SLAM City Game gives basketball enthusiasts unique insight into local hoops culture in their area and is the best way to find where to catch a game or where to find the best pick up run.
“SLAM has long been the go-to print and online source for basketball fans,” said SLAM Editor in Chief Ben Osborne. “Now we have an app to match. With a steady stream of news, NBA players’ social feeds and, best of all, our partner Hookit’s easy-to-use way to find pickup games, our new City Game app will be a must-have for anyone who plays or follows basketball.”
SLAM City Game is full of features and allows the user to:
• Find the best urban courts
• Post pickup games / invite friends
• Find pickup games to join
• Post a profile with a pic and skills
• Get the latest SLAM Magazine news
• Check player social rankings powered by Hookit
• Get a feed of updates, photos & videos from your favorite pros and teams
• Get the latest SLAM Magazine news and updates on demand
“We are honored to be working with SLAM Magazine and TEN to extend our athlete-focused technology to the world of basketball,” said Scott Tilton, CEO of Hookit. “This is the first app of it’s kind for players to connect, find games and get the latest from SLAM and NBA pros. We are beyond excited to get this in their hands.”
SLAM City Game is free for download now for iOS devices from the Apple App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slam-city-game/id…
SLAM was founded as the “in your face basketball magazine,” covering all things hoop-related, from NBA, college ball and high school hoops to old-school stories, kicks, streetball and the fashion of the game. SLAM is the No. 1 dominant media outlet both in print and online for all things that matter in the world of basketball and brings the reader face to face with their favorite players. Slamonline.com also brings breaking news and rumors in real time.
Hookit is a digitally connected platform of tools and services created to support and connect athletes, brands and sports. Nearly 1M athlete’s worldwide use Hookit to track their progression, promote themselves, build their personal brand, and earn deals from their favorite brands. The newly launched Hookit Score essentially measures the value of any athlete at any level. Updated daily scores range from 1-10,000, and are based on athletes’ commitment, performance and reach in their sport. Brand partners are provided with powerful tools to discover, manage and reward amateur and professional athletes who actively support their brand.