The World Cup is in full force. We have a lot of apps to help you make the most of your World Cup 2014 experience. But if you’re only concerned with breaking news, live scores, and expert insights, we’re happy to announce that Goal.com recently published a Firefox OS version of their Goal.com and Goal Live Scores apps.
Derrick Smith, a rep from Goal’s product team, answered a few of our questions about their content and why they chose to make it available for Firefox OS…
What makes Goal’s coverage of football so distinct from other sports media?
Derrick Smith: At Goal.com our aim is to bring the fans the facts and the stories that matter. We employ local journalists who are on the ground, breaking stories—over 500 journalists across the world creating exclusive and original content. We are the world’s number one dedicated football website, GOAL.com is available in 35 local editions and 11 languages. Over 52 million users rely on us for the latest news and insightful opinions on their favourite teams and players.
For the World Cup specifically, what special types of coverage or editorial features are you running?
DS: We’re delivering round-the-clock, in-depth coverage of the entire tournament. We’re deploying country-specific editorial teams consisting of editors, journalists, camera crews and photographers to follow all the competing nations in all of the venues. Our team will be right there with your team, reporting the news that matters.
DS: Brazilian’s love football. Their passion for the game and the country’s rich culture will combine to create an exciting atmosphere. Brazil has a diversity that is unique amongst host nations and the country has worked hard to deliver what promises to be the biggest show on Earth.
Anything else you’d like to add about Goal or, specifically, your Firefox OS app?
DS: We are thrilled to be developing an app for Firefox OS. The devices are equipped with some great features and offer users fantastic value. As our mobile audience grows it’s a great opportunity for us to be able to offer them a great app on a great OS.