SOURCE: Snaptu


June 24, 2010 10:00 ET

World Cup on the Go, on Any Phone, With Snaptu

World's Most Popular Social Media App for Mass Market Phones Brings Live Soccer Scores and Tweets to Regular Phones (Even Filters Out the Vuvuzela!)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) - Snaptu, the breakthrough mobile app that brings smartphone functionality to mass market phones, announced the release of its Live Football Scores service, giving anyone, anywhere, with virtually any mobile phone, the ability to check live scores, news and updates from the major soccer tournament taking place in South Africa.

The innovative application also allows soccer fans to post to Twitter and Facebook directly from Snaptu, without the need to change applications.

During the exciting opening week of the tournament, millions of people around the world have accessed the Snaptu service, with the majority of people checking in from the United States, Mexico, India and Brazil.

Pamela Pearson, California: "My kids and I are traveling for much of the World Cup. Snaptu keeps us in touch with our favorite teams -- the US, Brazil and Mexico. We'd be lost without it."

Sam Taylor, London, UK: "Some of my friends have iPhones and were showing off that they could go online and get the scores. I told them I don't need an iPhone -- I fired up Snaptu on my faithful Nokia and they were blown away... like our goalkeeper in the opening match!"

Lynne Storey, Australia: "The games are on at 4:30am in Australia. As much as I love the soccer I wasn't getting out of bed. I pulled my Sony Ericsson from the side table and watched the scores on Snaptu as we were bundled out. At least I was tucked up in bed."

"Football, soccer, the beautiful game... almost everyone loves it," said Ran Makavy, Snaptu CEO. "And now everyone can keep track of the tournament, no matter whether their phone is five years old or they have the latest handset. There is no need to have a smart phone to be on top of the latest Soccer news on the go, one click and you have it all, except the vuvuzela."

"As the World Cup reaches its climax, there is no better way to keep up to speed with the news and scores on the go," he said.

To download Snaptu, go to or from your phone. Existing Snaptu users can simply add the Live Football Scores service to their homescreen from within the Snaptu application.

Disclaimer: Snaptu is not affiliated with the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup. However, it does have the world's best World Cup news and scores app for mass market phones with guaranteed no vuvuzela.

About Snaptu

Snaptu changes the way the world uses the mobile web, bringing millions of people online via their mobile phone for the first time. It is focused on bringing useful, intuitive mobile services to the 95% of mobile users who do not have advanced smart phones.

Best known for its breakthrough mobile app, also called Snaptu, the company has a unique mobile platform that delivers fast, fun and effective services that work on virtually every mobile phone.

Snaptu was established in 2007 and has millions of users all over the world. It is backed by Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures. For more information please visit