Samsung and Golf GameBook First to Bring Digital Signature to Golf Scoring
HELSINKI, November 21, 2012
HELSINKI, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
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In close collaboration with Samsung, the Finland-based Golf GameBook has developed the world's first digital golf scorecard enabling official signing. The Golf GameBook app utilizes the new functionalities of the S Pen, which is the main reason why it was selectedÂ to the small group of Samsung S Suggest™ smartphone applications.Â
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The Samsung S Suggest tool detects the end-user's interests and makes recommendations for suitable applications. GolfGameBook app was one of the selected applications and according to Samsung Nordic it has significant global potential. For example, the U.S. golf market is huge - 27M golfers playing 470M rounds per year and the direct revenues are as high as 70 billion dollars annually.
S-Pen enables digital golf scorecard signing
Golf GameBook and Samsung have together developed a new, revolutionary feature - digital golf scorecard signing. It is based on the Galaxy Note II's S Pen technology. An electronic scorecard can now be signed in the same manner as the traditional paper scorecard, which can make it compatible with the official rules of golf. This is something unforeseen within the game of golf and opens many new possibilities.
"This innovative newÂ feature makes theÂ GolfÂ GameBook's Android appÂ even moreÂ appealing for golfers of all levels!Â We are very pleasedÂ about our co-operation withÂ Samsung,Â andÂ grateful as well. It has been a wonderful experienceÂ participating in theÂ development of the new electronicÂ scorecard. In addition, I am very proud about our S SuggestÂ qualification. It showsÂ that Samsung values our internationalÂ potential," says KalleÂ VÃ¤inÃ¶lÃ¤, co-founder of GameBook.
Last summer Golf GameBook and Samsung co-produced and organized real-time scoring for hundreds of golf events in the Nordic countries. During these tournaments the participating players entered scores hole-by-hole using the Golf GameBook app installed on the latest Samsung phone models.
"OurÂ fruitfulÂ collaborationÂ with SamsungÂ is one of the majorÂ steps onÂ ourÂ journey towardsÂ an international breakthrough. Recently we haveÂ had the honor ofÂ providing real-timeÂ scoringÂ forÂ greatÂ golfÂ legendsÂ such asÂ ArnoldÂ PalmerÂ Â andÂ JackÂ Nicklaus,Â as well asÂ theÂ British OpenÂ championÂ StewartÂ Cink'sÂ own golfÂ tournaments. The feedback from all of theseÂ has been very positive. We can now comfortablyÂ say thatÂ the traditionalÂ golf sphereÂ is about to change and will soon be benefitting from the digitalÂ development," VÃ¤inÃ¶lÃ¤ continues.
"The apps we select for Samsung S Suggest must be developed to make people's lives easier in a simple, fun and convenient way. Golf GameBook ticked all the boxes. We believe the app has great potential as keen golfers will notice that it enhances a round of golf by adding a whole new dimension to the experience," said Ludvig Yttergren, Content and Services Marketing Manager at Samsung Electronics Nordic.
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Golf GameBookÂ Â is a groundbreaking golf scoring app for everyone to share their golf experiences on and off the golf course. It's your personal Clubhouse in your pocket. With Golf GameBook golf crosses social media! It's a FREE app available at the Samsung Apps and the iTunes AppStore. With Golf GameBook app you can keep score for yourself, within, group or set up hole-by-hole live scoring for multiple groups at the same time. An easy mobile scorecard, all popular game formats, score calculation, stats tracking, chat, social networks and much more - for individual and team games!
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Kalle VÃ¤inÃ¶lÃ¤, Co-Founder, CEO, GameBook Ltd.
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