Goal 2014 - a World Cup app for fixtures, fun facts and more

Goal 2014 - a World Cup app for fixtures, fun facts and more
By DJ Reyes on 23 Jun 2014 05:24 pm EDT
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There are quite a handful of World Cup apps to check out in BlackBerry World, however, the majority of them are Android ports. While that's okay for some, others prefer to use a native app. If that's you then you may want to check out Goal 2014.

As I've already mentioned, Goal 2014 is natively built. You can get all the upcoming match fixtures, team lineup, all the latest news as well as information about the football stadiums being used during this World Cup.

There's an Active Frame, which will scroll through interesting World Cup facts, too. It would be nice if the Active Frame could also show the current score if there was a match playing. Though, I quite like the facts.

Being a native app, you can change the layout of the tabs via the settings. By default, the 5 tabs are found a long a bottom. If you wanted a cleaner look, you can have the tabs go in the left menu, with the Search option keeping its place on the bottom bar.

Goal 2014 - Tabbed layout Goal 2014 - Menu Tab

Goal 2014 also integrates with your calendar, so you can add upcoming fixtures to your calendar so you don't forget when a match is on.

Goal 2014 features

  • All of the stadiums and information about them including their capacity and the year they were built
  • BBM integration
  • Calendar integration
  • Fixtures of each match (with alternating time zone compatibility, so you truly know when the match kicks off in your area)
  • Full team lists
  • Interesting Brazilian land marks
  • Interesting facts about the World Cup displayed on a dynamic active frame
  • Keyboard support
  • Live in-app score searching
  • Searching function to find the matches that your home team will be playing
  • Sharing capabilities
  • The latest World Cup news directly from FIFA.com

It could perhaps do with a little colour, as it's mostly a dark based theme. And I would prefer if the Fixtures section could automatically jump to the current date instead of me having to scroll down to the latest match times. Though I like the app on the whole. Goal 2014 is currently available to purchase at a 50% discount of $0.99 for the first two weeks of the World Cup 2014. It is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

Learn more / Download Goal 2014 for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

Goal 2014 - a World Cup app for fixtures, fun facts and more

19 Comments

If you click on the individual fixture then you can search for the live score there :)

I looked into other alternatives but most didn't work out so this was the easiest way to provide live scores to users

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No push notifications no deal. In fact most apps without push notifications are quite useless.

Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?

If I wanted to know something after it happened I can always search it on a web browser.

Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?

CBC Fifa app in Snap is superior, but it won't play the live feeds. Time to complain!

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I have been using Football Challenge so far and am satisfied with what that app does. My concern is what will any app specifically do once the World Cup is over? If nothing, then is it worth paying for?

Posted via CB10 on my Z30

Bought the app for support, but jeez it's so basic and bare.

At the very least the groups should show the points, GF, GA, etc per group. What's the use of knowing the teams in the groups if you don't know the possible standings/outcomes?

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To keep the file size and connecting to the Internet to a bare minimum, I decided against using a feed to pull in the group standings as it would use a lot of the user's data.

So, instead, if you click on an individual group team, then you can search for the group standings there

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That's a very good suggestion and I will definitely look into adapting and updating this app to work with other leagues when the new season starts

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Is anyone else's not updating the schedule?
Last event Day I see is for June 26th.

I've already tried uninstalling and reinstalling and I'm still not seeing the game schedule.

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