The 2010 FIFA World Cup is here, and its the very first time that this prestigous event is holding on the African continent. Nigeria is a football-loving nation and the continent’s largest mobile market.
As such, I thought it would be both fun and informative to put together a list of available freeware that helps mobile users to follow the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
Here’s my quick list:
BlackBerry – Find and Follow SA
Stay on top of the latest scores, news, and schedules, as well as making informed choices about the hotel, restaurants, transport and other services during the World Cup.
Maemo & Symbian S60 5th – Pelota Widget
Pelota is a widget for Nokia N900 and Symbian 5th devices which displays live status of FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. With this which we can know the current goal scores of match that happening . Every goal that happens, a beep and vibration indicates to you about a goal.
iOS – ESPN FIFA World Cup 2010 App for iPhone
This is a free app which will allow you to select your favorite team from the homescreen list of choices. You will then be kept up to date on all the latest info related to that team, including a live news ticker at the bottom of the screen.
Windows Mobile – World Cup 2010 application for Windows Mobile
Access detailed information on all 64 matches which can be browsed by group, date or play off stage. Positions of the 32 teams in each group. 8 Groups details, and Play-offs chart.
Compatible with Windows Mobile Pocket PC 5 , 6 , 6.1 touchscreen devices and requires .NET Compact Framework 3.5
Android – 2010 World Cup application on Android
See the schedule, Calendar in your local time, reminder, real time matches scores, team statistics, comments and news of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa on your mobile Phones with 2010 World Cup application on Android.
Download from the Android Market. Package name: com.luke.worldcup2010
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find any apps for java/J2ME and Symbian S60 v3 users. If you know any, please post in the comments section. The above list is by no means exhaustive either. If you know of other apps that can help Android, BlackBerry, Maemo, iOS, Symbian and Windows Mobile users to stay on top of news and info from the mundial, post away!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.