Official UEFA Euro 2012 app review [App of the week]
What is the Official UEFA Euro 2012 app?
From UEFA – or UEFA and mobile network Orange in the case of the Android version – the app aims to provide all the information you need about the football tournament.
Squad lists, team news, stats and even travel information about each of the host cities is included, as well as the ability to find nearby venues showing the games.
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5 reasons to try the Official UEFA Euro 2012 app
- See all the latest news for your favourite teams
You can select up to 3 favourite teams and get push notifications whenever they score, there is a match event, news is published about them or new video content is available. Plus you can also get the latest news on all 16 teams in the tournament through the app. Each nation has a dedicated reporter filing daily news stories from each camp. You can also easily see what matches are coming up.
- Can find a place to watch a match
Using location based services the app can tell you where is the nearest pub or bar showing the games. As well as a regular map, the app can also use augmented reality and a compass to display arrows on screen to the nearest places.
- Get information about the host cities
Whether you’re travelling to the tournament or just want to acclimatise yourself before watching the games, the app offers information about each of the host cities including maps and local sightseeing destinations. Some basic information such as the exchange rate of the Zloty and Hryvnya is also provided – although this is converted to Euros so it isn’t all that useful for English travellers.
- Have all the stats immediately to hand
At the moment the stats sections are very sparse, but once the games get going these will update so you can immediately see how each player is performing.
- Watch video highlights of the games
Again until the games kick off this part of the app is looking bare, but once the games start you will be able to watch video highlights after midnight on the day of the games – unfortunately this will come at the price of £6.99 for a UEFA season pass for highlights, but it will give you access to video from games in the Champions League and Europa League.
Tim’s impression of the Official UEFA Euro 2012 app
As an official app it doesn’t try and do anything groundbreaking but what it does do it does well. The app is well-designed and easy to use and you can quickly find the information you are looking for.
If the news and stats are continually updated I can see this being a useful app for football fans and the ability to watch video highlights will be a great advantage – although we’re waiting to hear if this will be reasonably priced.
The ability to find places to watch the game is also a neat feature, but while it was good at pointing out relevant venues the database of pubs and bars isn’t comprehensive so it might miss out some closer venues.
The augmented reality feature is a nice touch, although when I tried it out it was a little wobbly and I’m not convinced I would ever actually use it in real life.
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