Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mobile media offerings (2): In time for the World Cup, Goal.com releases mobile app for multiple devices

Friday is the first day of the World Cup in South Africa, and if you have trouble identifying Ronaldo from Robinho you'd best download the mobile app from Goal.com.
Developed by Handmark, the app (iTunes link) will provide you will the latest news from the World Cup, match schedules (that's fixtures, for the uninitiated), and group standings. And while the app appears to be geared towards the World Cup, the fact is that there is much more information there for lovers of soccer.

The app supports English, Spanish, French, and Italian, and different editions can be accessed through the Settings. Once the World Cup is over this app will be ready of the Fall seasons in Europe, as well as continued coverage of MLS.
In addition to supporting the iPhone, the app is available for download for Nokia (S60 5th edition), BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile smartphones, and can be downloaded from Nokia's Ovi Store, the BlackBerry App World, and Apple's App Store, as well as directly from Handmark.

Now what do you think the chances are of the U.S. getting out of the group stage and into the knockout stage?