GameBook 1.2 - Major Update for First iPhone Live Golf Scoring App

April 13, 2010 in Sports (E)

[] Orlando, Florida - Announcing that GameBook Inc., has released the latest version of their unique app. It is the first real-time golf scoring application ever developed for the iPhone. GameBook offers live leaderboards for one or multiple groups, side game, contest and wager tracking, website syncing and an on-community for players. Their recent major update has injected even more excitement into the vast variety of features.

Who else but pros could create the perfect golf app? GameBook is the brainchild of the PGA professionals and co-founders Kalle Vainola and Mikko Manerus, CEO Mikko Rantanen, British Open Champion Stewart Cink, European Tour event winner Mikko Ilonen, Stanley Cup winner Teemu Selanne and Apple Design Award winner Elias Pietila. The group decided to delve into the world of iPhone applications to improve the golf experience for others.

Founder Kalle Vainola explains, "As PGA professionals, we have participated in literally hundreds of corporate outings and Pro-Ams. Our inspiration came from seeing golfers come to the first tee super excited, but some losing interest after only a few holes." Wanting to encourage people and show them how much fun golf can be, they looked at what was missing for those players.

GameBook is a very special app. All of the scores are live, can be shared with multiple groups and can be viewed from anywhere, not just a golf course. With GameBook golfers can experience all the excitement of a professional game, regardless of where they are or who they're with.

The application has a lot of other fun stuff packed into it, as well. There are dozens of side games for players to choose from, as well as a feature that lets users track their wagers. Everything is very easy to set up and use, so it won't slow down a golfer's game.

* Real-time scoring, for a single group or multiple groups, with live leaderboards throughout the round
* All favorite game formats, along with two totally new side game innovations
* Fabulous user interface with intuitive functions
* Only one iPhone is required per group
* Fast and easy to add players and groups
* Accommodates up to five players in each group
* Live leaderboards for longest drive and closest to the pin contests
* Immediate computation of skins games and multiple wagers
* The ability to follow friends' games with your iPhone in real-time - anytime, anywhere
* More than 10,000 courses worldwide already included in the GameBook database and the ability to add others easily using your iPhone or the Clubhouse, GameBook's online community

The application also includes tutorial videos, explaining many entertaining features GameBook offers, including side game formats and how to set them up. With version 1.2 GameBook further distances itself from all other golf applications. The app's seamless integration to the web-based community allows users to create their own profile and "invite" others to join their friends list, in essence creating their own virtual Clubhouse.

"With the latest enhancements, GameBook enables you and your friends to enjoy and share your golf experiences in unique ways that each user can personally tailor. We're calling the online community the 'GameBook Clubhouse' because that is exactly what it is. No matter where you are in the world, you can arrange games, follow your friends' games and send pictures in real time - basically do anything you and your golf buddies would do at your home club", GameBook CEO Rantanen says.

The GameBook Clubhouse is available online. And the best part is, the Clubhouse is free for all golfers to use and enjoy, whether they have the GameBook application on their iPhone or not.

Device Requirements
* iPhone 3G, 3GS
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 3.0 MB

Pricing and Availability
GameBook 1.2 is only $19.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request. The Company has also made available GameBook Lite, a free version of the application with limited features.

Free Drop Innovations Ltd., developer and manufacturer of the GameBook scoring system for golf, was co-founded by Mikko Manerus and Kalle Vainola, professional golfers and PGA members. CEO Mikko Rantanen is also a PGA member, ACC Champion and All-American golfer from Georgia Tech. The GameBook Team also includes British Open champion Stewart Cink, European Tour winner Mikko Ilonen, NHL Stanley Cup winner Teemu Selanne and Apple Design Award winner Elias Pietila. All these people have come together to create a product that helps golfers enjoy their game more than ever. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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