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OLYMPICS: Samsung WOW App for Android Connects Millions Worldwide to Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 15.01.14 - 18:19:51 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 15246x
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Back in October I wrote about Samsung's upcoming WOW (Wireless Olympic Works) app which the official Olympics sponsor has now launched for Android. The Public WOW app offers personalized experience, athlete cheering feature and tutorials on all 15 sporting events for Sochi 2014. It's said to provide sports fans with real-time access to event schedules, latest reports on results, medal standings and Olympic records reliably and fast. The Public WOW app is - as mentioned in October - an extension of Samsung's custom WOW for the Olympic Family, which is a wireless communications platform developed to ensure smarter communications and smoother wireless operations of the Olympic Winter Games by offering news and information about the Games to officials and staffs.

Samsung's WOW app for Sochi 2014 offers highly personalized, live Games-time updates ranging from medal counts to big moments that can be pushed to users' phones in real time. And a new cheering service will allow fans to send cheers to support their favorite athletes and countries. Users can upload text and images instantly to share with other WOW app users and with their social networks, creating a global community around shared interests in the Olympic Winter Games and winter sports.

The app offers information on all 15 winter sports at Sochi 2014 through a highly visual and engaging graphic user interface. A Visual Sports Guide will provide tutorials on each sport, including rules, equipment details and many other points of interest bring people closer to the excitement of the Olympic Winter Games.

Fans attending the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will have access to a location-based Olympic Winter Games venue guide through the Samsung WOW technology. The guide offers Olympic venue information and navigation services so visitors can feel truly integrated into the Olympic Winter Games experience on the ground.

As part of the "Samsung Smart Olympic Games Initiative" Samsung will provide around 18,000 mobile devices to the Olympic Family, including executives, staff, and officials from the IOC, National Olympic Committees and organizing committees in Sochi. They will be connected to Samsung's WOW service which will provide essential, up-to-date Games Time data and connectivity that is crucial to the Olympic Winter Games operation.

The Samsung WOW service was first launched during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games for the Olympic Family and has since evolved into a must-have resource for officials, attendees and fans worldwide.

Developed by Samsung, the Samsung WOW is available for all Android users worldwide an can be download either via the Samsung App store or Google Play. Languages supported for the Public WOW app include Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Cheers ~ Arne

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