Timu Launches Social Media Platform for Amateur Athletes and Sports
on: June 29, 2009, 6:07 am
June 30 -- Timu today announced the launch of its social media
platform, specifically built to solve the communications problems
encountered by amateur athletes, sports teams, and their fans.
to Timu CEO Matt Heaton, “Existing social networks provide
disjointed solutions that do not handle sports specific needs,
such as player rosters, game results, and statistics. At the same
time existing sports offerings provide almost none of the interactivity
and engagement expected in today’s social media environment.
Timu brings together the best of both worlds into one single platform”
the opportunity to athletes, sport teams, and their fans to break
down the current barriers to communication, Timu allows people
Have a social network designed to suit the needs of amateur athletes
Setup a Team Center to manage schedules, rosters, game results,
statistics, and team news.
* Coordinate games and team events through a variety of communication
* Create athlete profiles to highlight their sporting achievements.
* Share photo and video highlights online
* Use social media to interact with the athletic community online
matter what sport, or at whatever level people play at, they can
set up a profile or Team Center on Timu in minutes. Profiles can
be customized with information about the their sports, their teams,
and their competitive highlights. Photos and videos can be uploaded,
and various “widgets” can be added or modified.
also lets people interact as a team, not just an individual. Whether
they’re a coach, player, parent, or fan; they can create
a Team Center for their team at Timu. Team Centers provide many
features like team news, schedules, player rosters, highlights
and many communication tools. For softball and baseball they also
include a powerful game results and statistics package, which
we will be adding to the other sports shortly. All the people
associated with the team can be invited to become members of the
team center, which then functions as a hub for team communications.
existing functionality provided on Timu is offered for free while
Timu will generate revenue from a variety of future premium services,
e-commerce and premium advertising. Timu plans develop the tools
that amateur sports organizers desperately want to see executed
effectively. From online stores for team paraphernalia and equipment,
to the important, and never before well executed, online billing
for sport team’s memberships.
launched in 2009 to provide a powerful social media platform to
solve the problems encountered by amateur athletes and sports
teams. Timu was founded by Matt Heaton, the former CEO and Co-Founder
of ActiveRain Corp, the largest social network in the real estate
Contact Details: http://timu.com
Matt Heaton, Timu Founder/CEO