Bengals Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco has an iPhone app

Wed, Oct 21, 2009


In a move that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, outspoken Bengals Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco (or Chad Johnson if you wanna keep it old school) recently came out with his very own iPhone app that lets users keep daily tabs on #85 via exclusive photos, videos, and tweets.  And if you just can’t get enough Ochocinco in your life, then don’t worry – there’s a lot more to the app than that.

Users of the app will be able to upload photos of themselves through the app, and selected pics will become viewable to all users.  “If you have a nice tailgate in Cincinnati, we will find you and upload select picture”, the app description notes.

Okay, that’s all well and good, but then things start to get a little it interesting.

The app includes a feature titled, “What would Ocho Do?”, which allows users to submit questions to Chad, and every so often, Chad will hand select a few questions and answer them directly, with the answers, as you might expect, visible to all from within the app.  “Don’t ask for an autograph”, the app description notes, “ask for advice!”

But do you need even more Ochocinco in your life?

Well, don’t worry because the app also includes exclusive photos of Ochocinco loungin’ with his friends and family.

Still want more?

Okay, the app also lets you follow Ochocinco’s travels on a map.  You can also take a peek at what kind of music Ochocinco is listening to on his iPod when he’s in the locker room, in his car, and working out.

And lastly, the app includes an Ochocinco Soundboard in both English and Spanish.

Now it might seem unusual for a wide receiver in the NFL to come out with an iPhone app, but anyone who caught this season of Hard Knocks on HBO shouldn’t be too surprised.  Ochocinco was often seen carrying around an aluminum MacBook and was often shown with an iPhone in hand.  When you mix that in with Ochocicnco’s proclivity as a self-promoter and marketer, well then it’s hard to believe that he didn’t come out with an app sooner!

Ochocinco, though, isn’t the only Cincinnati Bengal with an iPhone app.  During the filming of Hard Knocks, Bengals backup QB Jordan Palmer revealed that he has his own iPhone app, and it’s one you may have heard of – it’s called RunPee, and it’s the app that informs movie goers of the optimal time to go and take a wizz.

RunPee was developed by Rock Software, a company formed by Palmer and one of his friends.  Not surprisingly, it’s the same company behind the development of Ochocinco’s iPhone app.  Speaking on the matter, Palmer stated:

It’s going to parallel what Chad does on the field.  The app is a glimpse into his life. It’s got a little bit of everything. He’ll take a couple hundred pictures at every home game, all the die-hard fans of Chad tailgating. So fans should look for our photographer cruising through the parking lots.

So there you have it, Chad Ochocinco’s iPhone app.  It’s a lot to take in, but if you happen to be a stalker, this undoubtedly will make your life a helluva lot easier.

And finally, there’s another flamboyant and outspoken Wide Receiver in the NFL who’s signed up with Rock Software to develop a personalized iPhone app of his own, and that person is none other than Buffalo Bills receiver Terrell Owens, or T.O.  For that app, Palmer notes,

We’re going to be striving to make it different.  It’s not going to be cookie-cutter. For instance, T.O. is really into fashion, so we want to incorporate that into his app as well.

Looking forward, Palmer hopes to expand his iPhone business to include other athletes in other sports.


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