Samsung footie app “Kicks” its way to fans’ digital hearts

August 26, 2014
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Now that most of the domestic leagues have started after a few months’ rest from the World Cup, diehard football fans with gadgets are once again relying on various sites and apps to keep abreast of all the action and movement of their favourite players and teams. Samsung’s research shows that the average football fan engages more on online content than actually watching live games. So they came up with an app called Kick that aims to bring all the latest information and statistics in an engaging and visual manner.

For serious football fans, particularly those who participate in fantasy football leagues, having updated statistics of leagues, teams and players is very crucial. Kick has a lot of features that would appeal to those kinds of fans. The VS feature for one is very handy when you have to make important decisions as to which player to put in your team. You can compare any player or team in a head-to-head matchup that is shown on a spider web chart that can even be shared on your favourite social networks. If you like looking at visualisations of games rather than reading actual match reports, the 3D Shot Map gives you a snapshot of the on and off target shots and all the goals of the match that you want to look at. You can enable/disable shot types if you want to focus on certain ones and also share the 3D shot on social media.

One of the coolest features of this app which would only work on Samsung’s Smart TV is to connect the two, which would show the match stats and visualisations on your TV while you’re watching an actual game. The app also has other features common to most football apps, like match overviews, live scores, latest news and editorials on all the major leagues like the EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, etc and major competitions like the World Cup, Champions League, Euros, etc.

For all its great features, the Kick app is a bit limited. It would only work on selected Samsung smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs and is also limited to users in the European region. But if you meet all those criteria, you can enjoy the app for free by downloading it from the Google Play Store.

SOURCE: Samsung


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