With just over a week before Euro 2012 begins in Poland and Ukraine, football fans around the world will be eager to stay up-to-date throughout the event. In this post, I’ll take you through a selection of apps dedicated to bringing you informative coverage of the event, based on their app store ratings and reviews.
Official Uefa Euro 2012 with Orange
Uefa have partnered with Orange to produce an official app available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry users. Get alerts from your favourite team, find out detailed statistics, and watch free interviews of the players and coaches; are a few of the features in this jam-packed Euro app experience. For those travelling to Poland and Ukraine, discover key facts about the different regions along with transport information to the stadiums and Fanzones. All this, for free!
Formerly known as Total Euro 2012, this app offers statistics for head-to-head comparisons and recent player history (performances from the prior two seasons) in the shape of graphs and rankings. Euro 2012+ is available for £0.69 on the iPhone only, perfect for a statistically obsessed football fan.
Euro 2012 Football Stats Zone, from FourFourTwo & Opta
Similar to the ‘Euro 2012+’ app, if you’re analytically obsessed instead, this might be a good choice to get (available on the iPhone only as well). Track, compare, and analyse the event and share your findings with your friends and other football fans.
ScoreMobile FC (Football Ctr.)
With coverage of 60+ football leagues and competitions, ScoreMobile FC would be a good choice for up-to-second live scores, alerts, blogs, and text commentary. Team preview videos are posted everyday in the build up to the event along with news and post-match analysis throughout the event. This app is available for free on iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.
Uefa Euro 2012 TM by Carlsberg
For the first time, app users will have the chance to vote for the Carlsberg Man of the Match Award live during the matches. Available on the iPhone and Android for free, this app also features live commentary, exclusive videos, and daily quizzes.
Worthy mentions: Football Attack Euro 2012, Euro Finals from Betfair, Euro 2012 App
In conclusion, the app you choose to use will depend on your personal mobile experience preference for the Euro 2012 matches. You may want more, and get multiple apps! The app that I'm most impressed with is the 'Euro 2012 Football Stats Zone, from FourFourTwo & Opta' because of the analytical aspect they offer. I'd choose more than one personally, since the 5 apps all have their favourable differences.
If you know other Euro 2012 apps you’d like to recommend, feel free to tell us all about it by leaving a comment below.