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Connacht Rugby choose AP Viewer

This week we would like to say a warm welcome to our newest AP Viewer users, Connacht Rugby. Connacht compete in the Rugby Challenge Cup and the Pro 12 League with other teams like Munster, Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors and Newport Dragons who also use AP Viewer. The team have acquired 15 AP Viewer licences for use with their timeline based video analysis software, which will better enable their analysts, coaches and players to share and review performances on different iPads. These licences will be given video packages to view which are prepared by the team’s Video Analyst, Conor McPhillips. Conor used to play for the team between 2003 and 2009 where he reached the European Challenge Cup semi-final and was top try scorer in the 2003 Celtic League, 2nd top try scorer in the Magners League and joint top try scorer in the European Challenge Cup.

We asked Conor why he chose AP Viewer and how it will be used within the team:

Although Professional Rugby is a results based industry, we at Connacht Rugby are a process focused organisation. AP Viewer assists us greatly in the process of improving performance.
We chose AP Viewer at Connacht Rugby for its ease of use and quality analysis feedback process for players.
Players now have the ability on there iPads to view training, opposition and individual performance on the move. This is great as players get to analyse there performance straight after the game, even when travelling abroad.

As with all AP Viewer users, Conor has a computer which is running our AP Packager software. This software gives him the ability to choose which registered iPads can have one of the 15 AP Viewer licences and whether they want that licence to expire on the iPad on a set date. Of course, Conor also has the ability to change this date or remove the licence from the iPad at any point through AP Packager, ensuring that the content being shared is always in control of the the team. Along with managing the licensing process, AP Packager has a tab where users drop “packages” (a folder containing the source movie and XML file) to prepare and licence it for sharing onto the AP Viewer iPads through iTunes.

Here is a screenshot of the new skin which is on the team’s licensed AP Viewer applications.

We are really looking forward to working with Conor and the team and wish them all the best for the coming season.

To see some more information about AP Viewer and the different processes mentioned above, please check out this page and also have a look through this YouTube playlist.

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