SXSW: Toronto's yapAgame is the World's 'First Mobile Social Media Platform for Sports Fans'

Launched at the infamous South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas this past week was yapAgame, a new web startup. The Toronto-born company claims to be the "world’s first mobile social media platform dedicated to sports fans."

Through smartphones and tablets, yapAgame connects fans, teams, and leagues with conversations, gossip, and inside scoops. The startup says that sports fans "always have something to say"—a point we certainly wouldn't argue—which makes a social-based app logical.

The app is currently available for free for iOS and Android devices. YapAgame says it's working on a BlackBerry PlayBook version, which will be available "soon." (Sounds like a port-over from Android, so don't expect it on the smartphones until QNX appears debuts on them later this year with BlackBerry 10.)

Also worth noting, North of 41—dubbed the "unofficial 'Canada House''" at SXSW—selected yapAgame as one of five Canadian digital media startups to participate in the Canadian Pavilion at SXSW over the weekend at the Old School Grill. Other startups included Edmonton's Empire Avenue and the award-winning Wattpad from Toronto.

Empire Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Empire Avenue is a revolutionary online influence stock exchange combined with an advertising platform that allows individuals and organizations to convert their online influence and reach into revenue. To this end we will be connecting advertisers, consumers and influencers in a manner not as yet undertaken in the online space. Through the Empire Avenue influence stock exchange and its... more

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Great stories bring people together! Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of readers, and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad... more

Company: Inc.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada inc. is a Toronto based mobile app Development Company that invented yapAgame. YapAgame is the first mobile social media platform for sports fans. It was developed because sports fans deserve a dedicated platform that is devoid of chatter about the latest teen idol, political opinion, restaurant reviews and the random noise that floods social media channels. Sporting events... more

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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