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LHSAA Releases Free, Mobile Smartphone Application

Posted: 10-10-2013 | Categories: LHSADA, LHSCA, Officials, Administrators, Coaches, Parents & Students, Brackets & Results

BATON ROUGE, LA (Oct. 10, 2013) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced earlier this week that it has released a free, mobile smartphone application – or “app.” The LHSAA along with app sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, worked in conjunction with Envoc design services to produce the organization’s first-ever mobile phone app for its many fans and supporters. 

The LHSAA app presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is free and now available for download through the App Store in Apple’s iTunes or on your mobile Apple device. It features game scores and locations complete with directions, schedules and other pertinent school information for its LHSAA member schools in the sports of football, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, softball and baseball.

“The LHSAA is thrilled to partner with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to provide yet another communications tool for our fans across the state to connect with us and keep abreast of the many happenings of our organization,” said Kenny Henderson, the LHSAA’s executive director.

Future LHSAA app updates include:
• Favorite filters on all tabs
• iOS7 compatibility
• Links to Facebook/Twitter
• My Account tab which includes: custom signup and login, forgot password, manage account, static pages
• Push notifications
• Nearest me filter on the schools tab
• Member login capabilities for uploading scores
• Brackets display/tab
• School icons/photos on school information pages
• Emergency alerts
• Training videos
• LHSAA news tab

According to Envoc Developer Kyle Joiner, “Envoc loved working with LHSAA! As a longtime client, it was exciting to help them usher their organization into the Mobile Age. LHSAA's app benefits local schools, principals, coaches, athletes and fans alike receive the up-to-date information they need about games, scores, and schedules.”

Blue Cross President and CEO Mike Reitz commented, “We’re excited to partner with the LHSAA in providing this app and proud to support the young athletes of Louisiana. These young men and women are great examples of what can be achieved with a healthy foundation.”

The LHSAA app includes only scores and schedules from football, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, softball and baseball because it mandates regular season information gathering due to power rankings in these sports.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is governed by a Louisiana Board of Directors.

The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices around the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care.

Learn more on the company’s website at http://www.bcbsla.com or visit its social media hub to connect via Facebook, Twitter and more.

About Envoc
Envoc is a design and software development firm located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Specializing in interactive, striking designs applied to innovative, solid business applications, Envoc helps businesses and individuals alike build the software of their dreams. From conception to consumption, Envoc sees projects through all stages of development down to launch and delivery to the customer. Some of the services Envoc offers include branding, marketing websites, content management software, CRMs, internal web applications, external web applications, mobile applications, internet presence management, and web and graphic design. All products, graphics, and services are made-to-order to suit the needs of our clients. Envoc’s motto is “A Better Reality”. As a company, Envoc is here to help you build yours.

Learn more about Envoc at http://www.envoc.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@envoc) or LinkedIn.

About the LHSAA
The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates interscholastic athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of the student-athlete. Learn more on the association’s website at http://www.lhsaa.org or to connect via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.

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