Portland, Oregon – Mark Lawton Design today is pleased to announce the timely release of Soccer Near Me 1.0, their new World Cup celebration app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The app allows the user to locate public places to view the matches on TV all over the world. Users can also list World Cup parties and events they are hosting. Lastly, fans can post news for each other: “I’m watching the game today at Al’s Bar, come join the party!” The app features a zoomable world map with colored pushpins and soccer ball icons marking events.
The primary function of Soccer Near Me is to allow the fan to find places to watch the games on TV. There are over 900 bars listed all over the world, and they appear on a world map, allowing the user to scroll around, zoom in or out, and then click for the address. Participating bars are marked on the maps using a pushpin with a soccer ball on top. Another feature of the app is that it permits the fan to post his own event. So if the user is hosting a party at a hotel during the World Cup, all the other users of the app will be able to see that info. User posted events also appear as soccer balls on the map.
Finally, the user can post a more personal note and associate himself with one or more teams. Colored pins can be seen all over the world map, and each represents a user who has posted a personal message, such as “Go Brazil.” A note by a Brazilian fan will show up as a yellow pin and a note by an American fan will show up as red. There are 32 countries in the World Cup with 32 different colored pins. The app includes a scrolling banner of all 32 country’s flags, which are all selected by default. If, however, the user would prefer to exclude any listings regarding any particular country, he can simply de-select that flag.
* Find a bar in which to watch the World Cup, anywhere in the world
* Meet fans by attending parties posted on the app
* Post your own messages – let the world know how you feel
* Go from party to party in celebration of the World Cup
* Activate or de-activate the flag of any country to control their listings
“Soccer Near Me allows you to find events and fans of this summer’s soccer extravaganza wherever you are,” stated developer Mark Lawton. “It all unfolds on an ever-changing, ever-updating world map. For the first time ever, from the stadiums, to the sports bars, to the neighborhood parties, the events belong to the fans!”
* iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
* iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* Internet connection required
* 0.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Soccer Near Me 1.0 for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is available now for $.99 (USD or equivalent in other currencies) from the App Store in the Sports category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Mark Lawton Design is a privately held company which specializes in unique products for the iPhone. Copyright (C) 2010 Mark Lawton Design. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.