HitPost has launched a new sports-social networking app on both iPhone and Android. While HitPost app is still in beta, the company has other interests in sports and is backed by several prominent investors.
HitPost came into being when its founders noticed people were sharing a lot of sports related content on Facebook and Twitter. HitPost app aims to bring together photo sharing and other user generated content with latest scores, and sports updates to the mobile web. The HitPost network will be an ‘always connected with sports’ experience and will use geo-location, Facebook places and HTML5 technologies. HitPost could prove useful for sports buffs who frequently take out their mobile phone to check the score.
According to the chief executive officer of HitPost, Aaron Krane, “The Hitpost sports network brings together user generated content, photo sharing and community captioning with up-to-date scores and highlights, turning sports content into a digital community for friends and fans.” Krane further says that users will have the option to share highly visual sports stories instantly with their friends, possibly only on web based platforms.
Before embarking on social media, HitPost started a digital sports magazine called Snapshot, in association with Sports Illustrated. The company has several investors including Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, Keith Rabois, Shervin Pishevar, Naval Ravikant, Josh Stylman, Kal Vepuri, Eileen Burbidge and Stefan Glaenzer.