PlayRank Basketball, "Twitter for Sports", Launches on iOS App Store

NBA fans demonstrate their expertise by rating and discussing players during games, while checking out crowdsourced player performance insights on their iOS device.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (January 29, 2013) – LiveRank Data Inc. is proud to announce the launch of PlayRank Basketball, the free mobile community app for NBA fans that allows users to rate and discuss player performance as the game unfolds. PlayRank Basketball recognizes and rewards fans for their expertise as they contribute to a crowdsourced real-time player performance metric enjoyed by casual fans or used by fantasy sports enthusiasts to gain an edge.

Twitter for Sports

Fans can easily rate players on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by going into the game they are watching and tapping a row of stars under a player’s name. Did Kobe just hit the three? Give him five stars. Did Lebron miss both free throws? Slap him with one star. PlayRank is made for quick and easy micro-interactions so fans can focus on the game - think Twitter for sports.

“Sports fans naturally talk about players - who’s overrated, who’s underrated,” said Adrian Crook, Chief Executive Officer. “For the first time ever, PlayRank puts sports fans' analysis and commentary on equal footing with that of journalists and broadcasters.”

PlayRank introduces a unique new metric for measuring player performance by crowdsourcing ratings in real-time, engaging fans as experts in a way that's never been done before.

A fan’s ratings are automatically shared with their PlayRank friends, or can be posted to Facebook and Twitter with additional commentary. It's a great way for friends to enjoy the game together when they are actually miles apart. PlayRank’s fan-powered ratings also give users an up-to-the-minute read on what NBA fans everywhere are thinking.

To download PlayRank Basketball on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, visit

PlayRank basketball is the first sports community app launched by LiveRank. Stay tuned for more sports such as hockey, baseball and football by following us by:

About PlayRank Basketball

PlayRank Basketball enables NBA fans to express and quantify their expertise, quickly and easily - Twitter for sports. Fans and fantasy sports players get up-to-the-minute athlete performance metrics, brands get fan engagement data, and broadcasters and journalists get quantified fan insights that can be built into their stories.

About LiveRank Data

LiveRank Data builds gamified mobile social communities that crowdsource data in specific verticals. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, LiveRank Data was founded by 18-year interactive entertainment veteran Adrian Crook, former producer and designer at Electronic Arts and Relic Entertainment.