Football is a huge sport on a global scale, but it's particularly special here in the UK. There are numerous ways to remain up-to-date with leagues, fixtures and results on Windows Phone and Window 8, but what about individual teams? How does one check latest news and other data for their favourite squad? Cue 1st4Fans for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
The apps enable you to view the latest news, matches, opinion pieces, media content, as well as the current status of the league table. What's more is that there's little clutter to get in the way of hitting up your team. Instead of launching a single app for both platforms, the developer has opted to go for an app per-team. Only follow Liverpool FC? Download the YNWA (You'll Never Walk Alone) edition of the app.
The apps, developed by Irish developer Mark Allan, are a perfect solution for any avid fan. Complete fixtures and results, as well as match reports keep you informed as to how the team performed should you happen to miss a game. Live commentary is present when available and you've also got Live Tiles that show latest stories and match information.
Allan, who previously worked at Nokia, was interviewed over on the company's official blog. It's well worth the read for a quick insight into the developer's background and how currently there's an app for major British teams, while translation and world domination remain on the cards. For the future, Allan plans to include the following:
"The current apps will get plenty more features and data – you’ll be able to drill down a lot further to get details of players, stats, notable stories about other teams and so on, and I’m going put more work into the matchday experience. Also, I’ve got some ideas for some useful social features and I’ll be expanding to other countries as I sort out the data and localisation, so look out for teams from Brazil, Germany, Spain and more."
You can download the 1st4Fans apps from both the Windows Phone and Windows Stores. We'd love to link them all and offer QR codes, but there really are that many available. You can head on over to the Windows Phone Store on your PC or tablet to download the apps from the web store, or search "1st4Fans" on your Windows Phone / Windows PC.