The Telegraph has announced that 143,000 people have already downloaded its new World Cup app for the Apple iPhone, making it one of the most popular programs on the platform.
The app is free for any iPhone owner and its first week download figures have put it in third place on the most downloaded charts.
The application lets users view the latest news, scores and opinions from the South African World Cup 2010 and even has a host of celebrity bloggers keeping iPhone owners up to date, with contributions from Alan Hansen, Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles and Adrian Chiles.
Tracking the progress of your favourite nation is easy as the app can be set to give news and match data when you are on the move. Tweets from the key sports correspondents at the Telegraph are also available to view from within the app itself.
An up to date record of the tournament and the progression of teams through the group stages and onto the knock-out portion is kept using a so-called 'interactive wall chart'.
The Telegraph has integrated voting features to allow fans to share their opinions as to who will win the big games once the group stage has concluded. The trends in opinion will be mapped on a global scale.
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