Golf News for Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Technology

Golf GameBook available for smartphones using Windows mobile platform

Golf GameBook, the free smartphone app featuring a golf community, live scoring, tournament manager and social chat, is now available for smartphones using the Windows mobile platform.

Working with Windows Phone 8, the new release can be downloaded at:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/gamebook/8758bd8e-ca4f-45b3-8932-8164fca99be7

Golf GameBook is now available on all major smartphone platforms from the App Store, Google Play, Samsung Apps, BlackBerry World and Windows Phone Store.

One of Golf GameBook's advantages is its sophisticated but easy-to-use score entry system. All the popular game formats are included, and users can share scores on social media platforms instantly.

Via its mobile live scoring function, golfers can keep score in multiple groups and track leaderboards hole-by-hole. An in-app chat-style commenting option, similar to Facebook, allows users to interact with friends while they stroll the fairways.

To complement this, Golf GameBook has its online service where all games, and larger tournaments, can be recorded from the app for live tournament scoring - all for free.

Mikko Rantanen, CEO of GameBook Inc, said: "Golfers have been calling for the app to be made available on the Windows platform and now it is here, and can be downloaded for free. Golfers around the world are enjoying the fun and functionality that Golf GameBook offers and with the launch of the Windows platform, even more players can now take their enjoyment of the game to a new level."

As part of Golf GameBook's growing corporate business, which has included work for Volvo, HSBC and Audi, it is currently working alongside BMW, Official Vehicle Partner of the Ryder Cup, to power the 'BMW Road to Gleneagles 2014' - a free-to-enter competition that gives UK golfers who download and use the app, the chance to win a VIP trip to Gleneagles to watch golf's biggest spectacle.

For further details about this campaign visit www.bmwroadtogleneagles2014.co.uk

GOLF GAMEBOOK AT-A-GLANCE: KEY BENEFITS
• Connect with your golf buddies to share the fun or trash talk anytime, anyplace
• Keep live scoring for individual or team games
• Choose from many popular game formats: Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins or Better Ball
• Create your own tournament for friends, golf leagues or charity tournaments
• Share your scores, games and photos on the unique Game Site feature and across social networks
• Chat with other golfers or friends and share your best or worst moments on the golf course

For further details about Golf GameBook visit: www.golfgamebook.com

Press release issued on behalf of Golf GameBook, by Landmark Media International

Media Enquiries:
John McKenzie/Gary Firkins
Landmark Media International Ltd
E: john@landmark-media.com
E: gary@landmark-media.com
Tel: +44 (0)1780 752790

Golf GameBook Enquiries:
Mikko Rantanen, CEO, GameBook Inc.
Tel. USA (561) 306-1777, International +358 500 656565
E: mikko.rantanen@golfgamebook.com