Friday, October 28, 2011

On your phone: All Panthers all the time

Carolina Panthers fans, how would you like a channel that's all Panthers, all the time? It's right there, inside your smartphone.

You can now download, at no charge, a special application for Panthers news from the Charlotte Observer. We've created apps for both the iPhone ( and the Android (

All week long, our sports staff writes, shoots photos and video and compiles stats on the Panthers for use across all of our platforms. That includes the printed paper,, mobile news, the Kindle, the Nook, the iPad and our digital e-edition of the printed Observer.

So why add apps just for the Panthers? Because this puts everything a fan needs in one convenient place.

Every day, every detail that we pick up about the Panthers will appear here. And on every game day, it gets even more interesting.

Before the opening kickoff, enter the app, hit "more," and click on Panthers Gameday. That page will feature all of the stories and videos we've prepared on the eve of the game, as well as the starting lineup.

As the game unfolds, hit the link labeled "Twitter" for play-by-play observations from our sports writers on the sidelines and in the press box. Go to our Panthers blog for more detailed updates at the end of each quarter.

The apps are easy to install. They are also a lot more fun to look in on than email, whether your time-out is in the stands or in the checkout line., and Phone: 704-358-5001.