10 Multilingual iPhone & iPad Specific Apps To Follow WorldCup Including Live Video Streaming
The world is not the same it used to be 4 years ago, today with world-cup 2010 the Internet has advanced and became an essential part of our life, we have smart phones that can run useful apps WIFI and 3G access that brings the Internet to wherever we go and we have the iPad devices & thousands of applications.
The above advancements of technologies brought the world together and allowed us to do things we never dreamed of 4 years ago. So today we present you with Part one of ArabCrunch guide of how to follow worldcup online and via mobile phones.
Today the focus is on iPhone and iPad with a number of apps that are Multilingual ex: English, Arabic, German, Spanish, Chines etc.
1- ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup:
Platform: iPhone, Language: English, Free and paid version.
The app from the #1 sports channel in USA offers a very comprehensive features for free such as Live scores , Tournament stats and tables, including bracket view, extensive profiles of all 32 teams, groups and top players. Free ESPN original video vignettes profiling all 32 teams.
For the paid app your can get Live audio and video-on-demand ( only available in the US) and n-game video highlights delivered within minutes of real-time, including goals, shots, saves, bookings, and other key events for all 64 matches.
2- Telegraph World Cup 2010 app:
Platform: iPhone, Language: English, Free.
From the famous English newspaper the Telegraph, this app let you focus on your favorite teams as you can choose up to three teams to track in detail throughout the tournament, and the app will automatically alert users whenever there is breaking news about their chosen sides or groups ( Telegraph says alerts are off for high load.)
The app also features World Cup 2010 analysis from football gururs such as Michael Owen, the Manchester United and England striker and Roy Hodgson, the Fulham manager. It also integrates Twitter updates from the Telegraph’s key reporters and columnists, including Henry Winter, Alan Smith and Jim White.
What is nice about the app even uses the iPhone’s built-in location tools to display kick-off times in local time, regardless of what country the user is in.
3- Soccer / Football Rules:
Platform: iPhone, Language: English, Free
Platform iPhone and iPad optimized. Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish. Free and Paid version.
- Football: Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue
- Tennis: Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open, French Open, ATP Tour, WTA Tour and Masters Series events
- Formula One: Every world championship race
- Basketball: NBA, Euroleague
- Cycling: All major events, including the Tour de France, the Vuelta and the Giro
- Plus: MotoGP, WTCC, IRC, Rugby, Handball, Athletics, Alpine Skiing and Ice Hockey
5- Live Soccer HD:
Platform: iPad, Language: English, Paid:$3.99
optimized for your iPad! Track scores for all major soccer matches all over the world including all major soccer leagues as well as international competitions like UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, EURO cup etc. also offers In-game statistics for each match including goals and red/yellow cards.
6- Soccer Fever HD:
Platform iPad, Language: Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Paid:$2.99
Live Scores for all 64 matches, Detailed information about all 32 teams, Information and Google Maps for all Venues.
More info and download
7- Live Video Streaming: TVU
( Free & Paid version.) Platform iPad specific and iPhone. Language: English, Chinese, Telugu, Hindi, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Farsi, Tagalog.
TVU Networks brings you a live TV service with 900 channels from around the world. Juts search worldcup to view the live video streaming of the current match from one of the TV stations in Latin America, narration would be probably in Spanish.
#thanks Safwan for TVU screen shots.
8- Castrol Football:
Platform: iPhone, free, Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Spanish
The app is from motor oil company Castrol and represent a smart Mobile app marketing approach by a global company, the app offers interesting stuff such as match predictions, player analysis, and Who are the tournament’s best performing players.
9- FIFA 10 by EA SPORTS:
Platform: iPhone, Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Paid: $0.99
Pick your team your country team if you wish and play over to win the worldcup, the app allows you to Play up to 20 Licensed tournaments and features Mulit player mode view WIFI sells at game .
10- FilGoal South Africa:
Platform: iPhone, Languages: Arabic, Free & Paid version.
First Arabic iPhone app for worldcup ( free and Paid) offering an array of features such as latest news groups, Live coverage of all the games, including goals, yellow cards and red cards user can also add comments.
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