ESPOO, Finland, February 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
GameBook introduces live leaderboard links that every golf team or league can share on their favorite social media or web page to engage their friends, family and fans. Every game created with the free GameBook iPhone golf app already allows players to exchange comments with their GameBook community friends while they play, and now also comes with a link allowing players to share their live leaderboard with anyone.
- For the first time in the history of golf, smartphone technology allows everyone to share their on-course experience real-time with their friends and family, says European Tour player Mikko Ilonen. - Sharing live experiences promotes the growth of the game particularly with younger people who are so native in social media sharing.
Fast, intuitive and simple to use, the GameBook iPhone application provides real-time scoring, built-in game formats, live leaderboards and stats for individual and team games. With GameBook's live leaderboards, not only can players see how they stand in the game hole-by-hole, but they can also share the leaderboard publicly for their friends, family and fans to follow.
- Several top-notch US college golf teams are already trying out sharing the GameBook leaderboards for their practice and qualifying rounds on their social media and webpages for fans to see, including Stanford Men's Golf team, says co-founder Kalle Väinölä, PGA-Finland.
The application connects to the free GameBook Clubhouse web community where each game created with GameBook comes with a live leaderboard link. Other built-in social features allow players and their friends to follow each other's play from their iPhones or online, write comments, upload photos, keep and compare stats, build a network of golfing friends, post scores on Facebook, and much more.
GameBook was founded by PGA professionals and junior golf mentors to make golf more relevant, fun and welcoming to all with the aid of today's smartphone technology, while at the sametime respecting the traditions of golf. British Open champion Stewart Cink and European Tour player Mikko Ilonen have also contributed to the making of GameBook.
Golf GameBook is your clubhouse in your pocket. The free GameBook iPhone App includes real-time scoring, live leaderboards and a social community - all built-in - for individual and team games. The App connects to GameBook's web community at http://www.golfgamebook.com where scores and statistics get stored and where golfers can continue building their network of golfing friends and follow their friends' games real-time. GameBook just introduced a live leaderboard link for any team or league to share on their favorite social media site or web page to engage their friends, family and fans. An Android version of the smartphone application is being developed. GameBook is a registered trademark of GameBook Oy.
SOURCE GameBook Oy