10 October 2013
With India and Australia set for summer tours of South Africa, a feast of cricket awaits Proteas fans, and this week’s launch of the Momentum Cricket App promises to add to their experience of the game.
The app, which is available for free download, is the first cricket app designed specifically for South African fans.
It is available on iOS (Apple iPhone and iPad) and features unique interactive capability. An Android version (compatible to Samsung and Sony) is currently in development and will also be made available for free.
Real-time, live coverage
It is the first app to specifically integrate South African data and functionality and will provide live, real-time scoring for All SA ODIs, all SA T20s, all SA test matches, all Momentum One Day Cup matches, all SA women’s ODIs and all SA women’s T20s.
Match details and the fixture lists of all Proteas men, women and Momentum One-Day Cup matches will also be available.
Extra features include comprehensive stats plus profiles of both national teams and franchise players.
Tickets and tweeting
Handy interactive features include the ability to buy tickets easily and safely through the app, plus easy Twitter integration, to tweet directly through the application, find and follow players and officials, or even post score updates directly through screenshots of the score.
The South African cricket fraternity is very active on Twitter, and the app will help those not yet hooked up to tweet easily.
Popular fan website Superbru has also been integrated into the app, and fans will be able to submit their Superbru picks directly through the application.
Momentum, which sponsors the Proteas’ one-day internationals as well as the Momentum One-Day Cup, used a team of in-house specialists to develop the app over the course of six months.
SAinfo reporter and Cricket South Africa