How to: Get Your Football Fix on Your Symbian Device
GLOBAL – The ongoing football World Cup has taken everyone around the world by storm and even the non sports-fans have become soccer addicts, such is the charm of the beautiful game. To keep you connected to the game even when not watching it live, several developers have come up with applications and themes which will keep you in the spirit.
Soccer Time shows up the three latest upcoming matches on the homescreen in the form of a widget. Clicking it takes the user to a fullscreen version which shows the ten upcoming matches, and a detail window shows further info, such as venues. Being an offline application, it does not update results.
Snaptu, a very popular Java-based application, has an in-built live football scores module which can be used to track scores, and adding in the sports campus module gives the user access to oodles of World Cup coverage.
Associated Press has also come up with its own FlashLite-based applet dubbed the AP 2010 World Cup Coverage app gives users access to a “feature-rich multimedia experience”, with live game scores, schedules, standings, star player profiles, photos and videos. This is one application which will definitely satisfy even the most ardent fan.
Another option is the Final Whistle World Cup 2010 app, a Java title which is really polished and works excellently on non-touchscreen and touchscreen devices.
For users who want a more comprehensive coverage, there is the BBC mobile website which provides in-depth news and views of the latest happenings in the game.