June 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
There is no sporting event as large or as captivating as the FIFA World Cup, which begins this Friday June 11. Androinica.com has already shown that you can watch the World Cup on your phone, but now we’re going to dedicate some time to highlighting five apps that will help get you through the day. You won’t need them all, but you can never have too many options. Here are five options for keeping up with World Cup news on your phone.
Goal.com is a great resource for tracking soccer news and commentary, and you can count on this updated-for-the-Cup app to be a great read. Goal has a special World Cup section with live scores, news, group tables, and browsing according to your favorite team. Best of all is the ability to “Save” games, so you can bookmark the must-watch matches and see the lineup and stats. Of course, every match is a must-watch, right?
World Cup Pro News
BuzzDeck fans will love WorldCup 2010, which is made by the same development group. What’s great about World Cup Pro News is that the app is essentially a soccer-focused version of Buzz Deck. Users can slide across the screen to see news feeds on any or all of the 32 teams participating in the Cup, and clicking on a “card” will bring up stories on the Three Lions or Super Eagles. Also included are share buttons and a homescreen widget.
2010 World Cup
Want the schedules and scores and nothing more? 2010 World Cup is the app you’re looking for. The app focuses strictly on providing information on the schedule of each match and organizing information by group. It also has a great way for quickly browsing the calendar to see who is playing on each day. 64 matches, all at the palm of your hand.
World Cup 2010 – FotMob
You trust FotMob to meet your football needs most of the year, so why change anything now? World Cup 2010 – FotMob includes fixtures (schedules) for each match day, points tables for each group, top scorers for tracking Golden Boot chase, and notifications for scoring. This is on top of the tourney-wide news stories available from RSS feeds (though they are a little slow).
Users can choose which edition to browse: English US, English UK, Dutch, French, German, Indonesia, International, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish.
Score Mobile is the only app on this list not dedicated completely to soccer, but that doesn’t mean it can’t hold its own. Score Mobile includes live scoring updates, a live blog with match commentary for select matches, news reports, statistics, group tables, and a great widget. For those of you in areas where it’s legally permitted, Score Mobile also includes sports betting lines.