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Multitude Media: Downloads of Goal.com Mobile App Top 651,000LONDON & KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(June 24, 2010) -- The Goal.com mobile application has been downloaded over 651,000 times, delivering the most comprehensive World Cup 2010 and global football coverage to the palm of fans’ hands.
“This World Cup has seen a shift in the way football fans can follow the finals, and the Goal.com mobile app takes our comprehensive coverage and sends it to the palm of the user’s hand.”
The app is available free across all major smartphone platforms, including Nokia (S60 5th edition), iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile devices. It is also now available in nine languages – English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch and Indonesian.
As the world’s largest new media football community, the app is powered by Goal.com’s global network that enlists 550 reporters based around the world. With news, live commentary, player profiles and 10 reporters at the finals providing blogs and on the spot content, Goal.com offers the most comprehensive coverage for fans in every country in the world.
The updated World Cup 2010 version of the app, developed in partnership with Handmark®, includes live scores for fans on the move as well as group-by-group fixtures, ensuring users are able to keep track of the world’s most popular event whether they are on the train, at work or in between meetings.
News and scores within the app update automatically, even when not in use, meaning the user is greeted with immediate, up-to-date information upon its launch. All stories are available for offline reading and can be shared via email and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Goal.com PR Director Will Wood said: “This World Cup has seen a shift in the way football fans can follow the finals, and the Goal.com mobile app takes our comprehensive coverage and sends it to the palm of the user’s hand.”
Fans wishing to download the Goal.com mobile app can do so by visiting http://bit.ly/aUy25T on a desktop or m.goal.com/app via a mobile browser.
Goal.com was founded in 2004 by Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni, and has grown into the largest football new media community on the planet with 22 editions delivering content in 15 languages. Goal.com uniquely presents football through the eyes of its local editors who live in the locations on which they report to ensure they express the cultural, ethnical, political, economic, religious, and social distinctiveness in each region.
Handmark is the world’s leading developer and distributor of mobile applications, specializing in mobile solutions for publishers and media companies. Trusted by many of the world’s leading media brands, Handmark delivers the industry’s only full-service mobile publishing solution including development, distribution, monetization and on-going innovation across all major mobile platforms. Handmark continues to prove its leadership in delivering fun, engaging, valuable experiences for mobile customers leveraging its more than 10 years of experience. For more information about Handmark, visit www.handmarkmobileapps.com.
© 2010 Handmark, Inc.; Handmark® and the distinctive hand design are registered trademarks of Handmark, Inc. in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Goal.com and the Goal.com mobile application are products of Goal.com and are not directly affiliated with the 2010 FIFA World Cup. *The ‘World Cup’ edition of the Goal.com mobile application is not compatible with Windows Mobile devices.
Will Wood, Goal.com, +44-161-408-8221, firstname.lastname@example.org