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University of Tampa student develops Breeder's Cup iPhone app



The 27th running of the Breeder's Cup starts today and undoubtedly many people will be tracking the results on a new iPhone app that was developed by a University of Tampa junior.

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Molly McGill, who also is an Apple Store employee and lover of horses, met Greg Avioli, president of Breeders' Cup Ltd., during a trip to Australia with her aunt last April. While talking to Avioli about her interests in technology and horses she pitched the idea for the app and began developing it in cooperation with the Breeder's Cup.


(Molly McGill, courtesy of University of Tampa)

The free app includes the ability to watch live races on an iPhone or iPad, get news updates, indexes for race contenders and previous winners and viewing of a video library from previous races. The app also includes seating charts, ticket information, trivia game written by McGill and more.

A complete story on McGill by University of Tampa writer Jamie Pilarczyk can be found on their web site. A press release from the Breeder's Cup contains additional information about the app. The app is very polished with a classy look and clean interface. The first race starts in 20 minutes (2 PM EST) so if you want to watch, now's the time to get this app. You also can go to the live webcast of the races on the Breeder's Cup site.


[Last modified: Saturday, November 6, 2010 11:23am]


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