CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - December 20, 2016) - ePlay Digital Inc. (the "Company") (CSE: EPY) (CSE: EPY.CN) (CNSX: EPY) (FRANKFURT: 2NY2) -- Be Heart of It, the Hollywood-based entertainment company and Mobovivo, ePlay Digital's subsidiary acquisition in process, announced a new partnership and upcoming app that brings augmented reality, exclusive content, and real world activation to sports teams, athletes and music artists. Be Heart of It partnered with Mobovivo for its award winning sports and entertainment engagement platform to bring the augmented reality experience to fans and celebrity users of Be Heart of It. The new partnership helps fans, athletes and music artists to engage in augmented reality. Augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view1.
The new augmented reality version of the Be Heart of It app will be released soon, and like the popular Pokemon Go app, gets users on their phones unlocking exclusive content about their favorite brands and people. The app uses location-based technology, augmented reality, selfies and exclusive content to bring fans and celebrities closer together.
Pokemon Go, the #1 app of summer 2016, helps users engage with the Pokemon brand while they are in the real world, by bringing virtual world content to fans devices. Be Heart of It and Mobovivo are applying the same technology and game-play popularized by Pokemon Go to musicians, athletes, sports teams and stadiums by unlocking exclusive content using augmented reality at the concert or the sporting event.
"Fans want to engage with athletes and musicians," says, Co-Founder and CEO Gianluca Pizzorno of Be Heart of It. "Be Heart of It activates the camera and unlocks a whole virtual world, right on top of the physical world."
"Be Heart of It brings the physical and virtual world together," says Trevor Doerksen, CEO and Founder for Mobovivo. "For the first time ever, fans can engage with athletes and musicians through selfies and augmented reality while at the game or the concert, even while watching on TV."
The app will be available for use on Android and Apple tablets and smartphones.
About Be Heart of It
Be Heart of it is a mobile application that enhance the emotional engagement between Artists and their fanbase, providing an exclusive experience and iper-personalized official merchandise. Successfully launched with the American pop star Christina Perri, Be Heart of It is now ready to lead the entertainment industry into a new Era of interactive engagement and everlasting merchandise.
Mobovivo is an award-winning software company that offers a white label interactive video and content marketing platform to engage audiences. Mobovivo's innovative solutions integrate TV, VOD, sports, content marketing, interactivity, and social media to create powerful multi-platform destinations and campaigns for brands. Mobovivo technology solutions engage audiences in seven languages and in 18 countries. Customers and target audiences include: the Academy Awards, FIFA World Cup, AXS TV, NFL, NBA, AXN, Time Warner Cable, Los Angeles Lakers, Sportsnet, Fiat, Ford, Samsung, Grolsch, Sony Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter, CPAC, Alliance Films, Globo TV, ESPN, and Intel.
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