Innovative Rugby: Six Nations App Better Than TV, Say Fans

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[] London, United Kingdom - Following a number of apps dedicated to football, and a successful first launch for the Rugby World Cup last summer, Live Rugby Six Nations launches to bring a mobile data revolution to rugby, powered by data from Opta Sports, a leading provider of live sports data.

Intended to augment the fans' rugby experience, the app comes with a live, highly graphical stream of data including a text commentary and a visualization of all the events on the pitch, including every scrum, try, conversion, line-out, tackle, pass and breaks through defence.

Every rugby fan can turn into a sports commentator with Live Rugby by generating their own analytical graphical representation, share it on social networks like Twitter of Facebook, and discuss their stats and analysis with other users.

The app includes Teams profiles and Players bio, physical stats, and personal achievements. It also comes with historical data from the Six Nations 2011, to allow users to play with the app and see what they will be able to enjoy during the event.

"The amount of data available from Opta Sports is impressive", says Giuseppe Sollazzo, developer of Live Rugby. "Opta is the leading company in real-time data provisioning of sports events to TV channels and sports websites and being able to use their data is amazing. I can literally track every tackle, pass, try, and scrum on the pitch, and compare success rates on the fly".

LiveRugby has recently been featured on a number of major media, including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, ITV Wales, and Sky Sports Italia.

Rugby-addicted fans describe it as "a modern, better way to follow a game rather than just watching it on TV".

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 7.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Live Rugby Six Nations 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category.

Giuseppe Sollazzo is a Senior Systems Analyst with a passion for mobiles. He tweets and is known among tech circles as @puntofisso. After some years working as IT analyst for hospital laboratories, and leading the implementation of web services as a free lancer, he moved to the UK, first as a PhD student in Computing at Imperial College, later as a developer, systems administrator and (currently) senior systems analyst at St George's University of London. For St George's, among other projects, he's leading the deployment of the corporate mobile portal and the development of an open linked data system. After moving to the UK, he developed a big passion for playing rugby. This app is his first attempt at conquering the mobile market merging his work and sports passions. Copyright (C) 2012 Giuseppe Sollazzo. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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