Kick off is mere days away - this coming Friday, no less, with South Africa vs Mexico and Uruguay playing France - so now's the time to get your smartphone loaded up with World Cup goodies. Whether you'll be watching from home, at a friend's house, down the pub - or even in South Africa itself, here are our ten favourite apps, …
The Off Switch
Much more important for the next few weeks.
Good work, Reg
Nice mix of both Android and iPhone apps there. Much appreciated.
Total Football 2010
A really unique iPhone app providing incredible live statistics and visualisations including every pass, every shot, every tackle and every foul for all 64 games.
Also includes a 'Player Influence' feature to display in a tag cloud like interface which players are having the biggest impact on a game and enables users compare player v player, team v team and to share their analysis using Twitter and Facebook.
Only launched on Friday, really worth checking out:
Here's a suggestion for Android developers: get your UI designed by someone other than a child. I can't believe how amateurish all these apps look. No wonder they're free. Do the paid ones look any better?
Little puzzle game based on the logos/crests of football teams, should keep the synpanses firing.
Avaiable from AppStore/iTunes:
Discosure time: It's written by a friend of a friend.
comments as well as suggestions
because we want to vent our spleens over the scores! not just suggest other apps. 80 & 75%s?
I liked the vuvuzela app that proclaimed "We work of almost all phones!"
Also the ad about prayer. England will need it, though obviously they'll have to be fervent and righteous to be effectual and availeth anything (James 5:16 in case you had to ask)
Bugger all for WebOS then?
The Greatest World Cup Game Ever Invented Ever
Come one come all to play................
Who are the twattiest twats at the World Cup? Come join and select your team, fewer or less than 40 hours left before the deadline!
Would be nice if it actually existed....
Because I have no idea what they're talking about, and don't want to look like a complete tool.
Telegraph World Cup App - iPhone
I can't believe you haven't got the Telegraph World Cup App for the iPhone in your list.
It's the best app ever, even has free push notifications on the matches, goals, half time score, full time score, yellow/red card etc etc and many more.
This is a Predict The Scores game that is free to play and has round by round and overall cash (well, voucher) prizes!
Only available for Jailbroken iDevices unfortunatly, but it allows you to have mini-head to head challenges with your friends and climb up the leaderboard.
Part of a university research project it seems, support UK research and get this on the toplist.
World Cup 2010 for windows mobile
It's my world cup 'Bible'
Gorgeous interface - and really quick/intuitive too.
All the fixtures (viewable in lots of different ways), news (for the entire tournament, or just for your team), points, groups, teams, venues, venue photographs, location photographs - and even maps and satellite imagery! You can zoooom in from above on stadiums!!!! Right down to the grass.
It push downloads scores, and who's qualified automatically in the background and is just really cooool.
chat with other world cup fans live during the games at http://www.LiveWorldCupChat.com
2009 NFL and NASCAR highlights after you tire of all the girlies in their designer shorts playing with their balls.
Now Just Need ...
... some sort of medication to suppress the gag reflex.