Digital sports media company Perform has linked up with Nokia and Microsoft to develop its Goal.com football website into apps for the Windows Phone and Symbian platforms. Goal.com is said to be the world’s largest football website, with 21.6 million online users and a further 48 million page views from mobile devices in November this year.
PaidContent reports that Microsoft and Nokia are funding the development of the apps optimised for their platforms. The companies will also fund the promotion of the apps while Perform takes care of the ad sales.
The app will be free for Nokia Store and Microsoft’s Marketplace users and be available in 13 languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Features will include live scores, match details, results, news and imagery for all the major club and international football leagues and tournaments. Perform already has Goal.com apps for iOS and Android.
Perform MD for Mobile Daryn Wober said the partnership is “very significant” and that the company hopes it will be the start of a “longer term content partnership” with Nokia and Microsoft.