Carnegie Mellon University
June 13, 2016

YinzCam partners with NBA to create emojis for NBA Finals

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today the launch of the NBAmoji App, providing fans with access to a series of emojis beginning with The Finals 2016 to download now for free via the App Store and Google Play.

Developed in partnership with YinzCam, the Official Team and Arena Mobile App Developer of the NBA, the NBAmoji App will offer fans emojis of all players in The Finals 2016, logos for the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA Finals, as well as the Larry O’Brien Trophy and select animations.

New designs will become available in the NBAmoji App for the WNBA’s historic 20th season and the NBA Draft 2016 presented by State Farm in the coming weeks.

Fans will be able to share emojis across social media and messaging apps where the copying and pasting of images and GIFs is supported.

YinzCam has developed apps for 23 NBA teams, as well as 5 WNBA teams, USA Basketball, the NBA Development League and the Jr. NBA.

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About YinzCam, Inc.
YinzCam, Inc., the leader in mobile sports experiences, provides the native iOS, Android, and Windows Phone mobile applications of 140+ professional sports teams and venues worldwide, with clients in the NFL, NBA, NHL, CFL, NCAA, the Australian National Rugby League (NRL), the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). A spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University and with its roots in scalable video distribution and cloud-based algorithms, YinzCam’s products enable a unique mobile fan experience to both the fan in the stadium and the fan at home.  YinzCam is designated as an “Official Team and Arena Mobile App Developer of the NBA” and an “Official NFL In‐Stadium Handheld Technology Provider.” For more information, visit

Press release originally posted here.