With the FIFA World Cup 2010
commencing on June 11th, TUAW has been receiving a lot of info about iPhone apps for the event, including the indie effort Total Football 2010
which we'll be checking out soon. One of the most intriguing tips came from veteran mobile developer Handmark, which has teamed with huge soccer site Goal.com
on a new app.
The Goal.com Mobile app (World Cup 2010 edition)
displays a special World Cup tab for news coverage from a team of 550 reporters, 10 of whom are based in South Africa for the finals. Features of the app include:
- Up to the minute top news & photos
- Live scores with play-by-play details
- Player ratings
- Teams with schedule and lineup details
- Fixtures and Results by day
- Group State with team standing
- Knockout Stage with the final tournament schedule
Any of the articles can be emailed to friends or shared through Twitter or Facebook. If you're only interested in seeing how your team is doing, you can customize the app to focus on specific news feeds. You don't need to have a full-time Internet connection either; there's an offline reading mode so you can catch up on info while you're taking that long airplane flight to South Africa to cheer on your team.
The Goal.com Mobile app is available in 9 languages -- English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Japanese, Turkish, and Indonesian. Time for football!