Bing and the FIFA World Cup South Africa – Part 3

Yay, it’s here, the new World Cup map app! Chris Pendleton just posted about it on the Bing Maps Blog:

0535.image_thumb_672bd7dc Bing The New World Cup map app highlights all the different countries participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Countries are pinned to the map with their respective flags as pushpin icons. Clicking a flag pin will tell you when their next game is and against who they play with links to the FIFA web site for the respective match.
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Additionally, we’re pushing down tons of information such as teams, stats and standings right in Bing Maps. Now millions of World Cup fans can easily follow the month-long soccer finals with the Bing Maps World Cup app. In addition to group standings, the app will link by country to team stats including results and fixtures. The latest World Cup news will be supplied via an RSS feed from FIFA. Also, Stadiums will be pinned on the map; selecting a stadium will automatically zoom in on the map to the level that will display an aerial image of the stadium. Tweets that include World Cup terms will be shown. And for users who want to feel like they are there, they can check out World Cup specific 3D scenes from Photosynth.

If you can’t get tickets to South Africa you can always go visit the second best place to watch your team’s matches with fellow fans. Where? The World Cup Home Turf Finder Map App (select US cities only) will help you:

8360.image_thumb_069adc18 Bing In select cities, venue information such as name, country affiliation, hours of operation and website will be populated onto a Bing map courtesy of Thrillist. In addition, the Foursquare and Twitter APIs will be leveraged to display current check-ins, venue tips and tweets.
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Deep Focus, Foursquare and Thrillist will partner to create a Bing Badge Program that rewards users with badges and specials for check-ins during the World Cup. And, don’t forget to get your Bing foursquare badge!

Not related to the World Cup but in that same post Chris also points to the King of Bing Maps Challenge, for those of you who create a killer map app.

Related posts:
Bing and the FIFA World Cup South Africa – Part 1
Bing and the FIFA World Cup South Africa – Part 2