July 29th, 2011
Rose City ‘Til you Die (RCTID)? Meridian makes sure that death won’t be from the lack of chants, beverages, or facilities
The Northwest Major League Soccer fans, they love their technology and their startups. It’s something John Cook of Geekwire in Seattle has mentioned a number of times with regards to the Sounders fans. And the Timbers Army? They’re no different.
In fact, the Portland Timbers are so techie, they offer not one, but two mobile apps now. And the latest instantiation—the Timbers’ JELD-WEN Field in Meridian—offers a ton of interesting and useful information.
While many places once settled for apps that merely offered their visitors a mobile friendly version of their web sites, the Portland Timbers team knows that their tech-savvy supporters demand more. Unlike more static mobile apps, Meridian engages users and provides them information that’s relevant to wherever they are in a location. And, because Meridian is a platform, the Portland Timbers staff can make changes to the app in seconds with Meridian’s content management system, Meridian Editor.
Relevant information like “What the hell are they saying in that chant?”, “Where can I get more microbrew?”, and “I’ve had too much microbrew… where the hell are the restrooms?”
“Portland Timbers supporters are big users of their smart phones so we needed a partner like Meridian to build the unique functionality for this app,” said Cory Dolich, Portland Timbers’ VP of business operations and marketing. “What’s more, Meridian’s content management system will make updating the app much easier and economical than alternative approaches.”
Read: When we have new beers on tap, you’ll know it. And new chants too.
Ooh. Mobile and open source-y. How Portland.
Well what are you waiting for? A free scarf? You should get to downloading your Meridian app before the game on Saturday.
Oh. Well okay. Maybe we’ll try to find you a free scarf too. Download it anyway.