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Olympic iPhone app from Boulder
The Cowbell 2010 iPhone application recently jumped to the number one spot under sports paid iPhone apps.
The application came straight from Rage Digital, a company located in Boulder, CO. The creators include the company owner, Ted Guggenheim and his two CU alum business partners Andrew Kimmell and Keiran Flanigan.
Right before the holiday season the guys had an idea for a new application that would make the Olympics a little more interactive. They sat down and came up with the cowbell.
"You can't clap in mittens. You definitely need a cowbell app to do that," Andrew Kimmell said.
They introduced the idea a few weeks before the Olympics opening ceremony. Just like they had hoped for, the application is taking off. A huge support was iTunes, advertising their app on the front banner of the iTunes store.
"I think it really speaks to both people who are going to the games and will be in Vancouver and people who are just gonna be at a bar or at home with their family and just wanna feel like their part of this global event," Keiran Flanigan said.
The application has a use for everyone. Besides a cowbell, it also offers a schedule of the Olympic games, a medal counter, a live wall that users can post pictures and comments to, and twitter and facebook access.
The application is available in 25 different languages. So far 20 thousand people have downloaded the application.
They are already planning ahead to make other cowbells for certain events. One idea is a cowbell for different schools, including CU.