The Daily News has composed a list of IPhone apps that’ll let soccer fans feel like they’re actually at the World Cup in South Africa. You can view schedules, scores, venues and much more. Here are our picks:
1. ESPN 2010 World Cup FIFA (Free)
On the main homescreen select your favorite countries and receive their teams’s game schedules of the matches they participate in. The main homescreen also displays bracket predictions and tournament history, along with live news ticker at the bottom of the screen. Then continue to organize a flag grid which will show all teams alphabetically with statistics on the specific country.
2. 2010-The World Cup (Free)
The main homescreen will give details of all 32 teams along with their players, club teams, and international appearances. The app can be displayed in five different languages, English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese. Also, accorrding to your time zone, have a live countdown to the kickoff of your favorite team’s first game.
3. Cup 2010 ($.99)
News sources from USA, Canada, France, Germany, Britan, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and more will all produce the latest news updates, pictures, videos, and background information about all 32 teams and their players. Then compare your favorite team’s statistics from different news sources through out the world
4. ISouth Africa 2010 World Cup Guide ($.99)
In two different languages, English and Spanish, view complete game schedules for all matches, which are organized by stage, city, and day. Be able to retreive statistics and background information about teams and their players, which are organized by each player’s position. Also get information about each statidum and host city involved in the 2010 World Cup
5. South Africa 2010 Tracker (Free)
On the homescreen, select your favorite country and filter the first round to view information and statistics about your chosen team. Search for teams and matches after the first round by city, country, and venue. Also have a live countdown of every match until the final day.
6. Fox Soccer – Ticket to South Africa (Free)
Fox gives fans a great look into World Cup action through breathtaking photography and up to the minute articles tailored to their favorite team. But the App is hard to maneuver and the lack of features such as video make Fox’s App a distant second to ESPN‘s.
Most Downloaded Paid World Cup Apps
1. World Cup Schedule by Mahango ($.99)
This App is by far the easiest World Cup App to navigate. Along with score updates by groups, this App let’s fans find navigate the complex World Cup schedule by specific day. Plus the lack of advertising is refreshing. But the lack of news and video updates keep this App from surpassing ESPN’s.
2. 2010 World Cup South Africa by infindo ($1.99)
If there is an App out there loaded with more features than ESPN’s, this is it. Along with all the basic features to keep you up to date, infindo loads this App with a quotes from all the top players, goal alerts sent to your phone, summaries of all prior World Cups, and even an archive of the Soccer Hall of Fame. Whether all the features are necessary is up for debate, but if your looking to be entertained and willing to pay $1.99, this App is for you.