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[May 18, 2017]'s Innovative Approach to Sports Applications Nets Them an Appy Award

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --® – a technology provider with digital solutions that enable organizations to quickly create, connect and scale applications across mobile, web and IoT – today announced that its Sacramento Kings + Golden 1 Center App won an Appy Award under the "Sports App" category.

Behind the scenes, the Sacramento Kings + Golden 1 Center app's backend runs 1,500 automations per game across 10 unique application program interfaces, ranging from the NBA to Urban Airship to PubNub. The app uses Flow and Backend to create real-time APIs that deliver instant updates to all fans. This synchronizes real-time experiences with up-to-the-moment scores, play-by-play info, shot-chart details, team and player stats, and more.

In addition, Flow continuously polls the NBA APIs for the latest game stats (updated by the NBA every five seconds) and stores them in Backend. This new standard of how professional sports teams seamlessly integrate physical and digital touchpoints ultimately builds loyalty and a better user experience for fans.

"Today's modern sports fans expect their experiences to be digital, smart and automated no matter where they watch the game," said Neha Sampat, CEO, "With the Sacramento Kings + Golden 1 Center App, fans have everything they need to enjoy an intuitive experience, by accessing real-time information about essential functions – leading to a word-class fan experience."

"Our app serves as a one-of-a-kind remote control to Golden 1 Center, the world's most technologically advanced sports and entertainment venue," said Kings Chief Technology Officer Ryan Montoya. "Through the app, fans are able to connect with enhanced arena features, engage with their friends, and create a seamless event experience from the time they wake up to when they leave the arena like never before."

Produced by MediaPost Communications and held in conjunction with Internet Week New York, the annual Appy Awards are among the most distinguished awards in the app industry, dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design across all platforms: mobile, social and web-based. Winners are selected by a jury of leading tech executives who filter through hundreds of thousands of eligible apps before announcing the winners in 40 different categories at the award ceremony.

The Sacramento Kings + Golden 1 Center App can be downloaded in either the Apple or Google app stores, or by visiting

About® – an official 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor – provides a digital business platform to help organizations accelerate their digital transformation. is trusted by Fortune 500 companies, game-changing startups and governments around the world to provide a new generation of digital experiences, powered by its three products: Flow, the award-winning integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS), unifies disparate IT systems and connects anything with a digital heartbeat and an API to unlock efficiencies and boost innovation. Backend, the leading enterprise mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS), advances mobile and IoT application development. Contentstack, the pioneering headless Content Management System (CMS) delivers content across all channels. Combined,'s unique technology portfolio enables organizations to create, integrate, scale and manage applications and related content across mobile, web and IoT. Learn more at and follow us @Builtio.

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