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 selected to the small group of Samsung S Suggest™
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The Samsung S Suggest tool detects the end-user's interests and makes
recommendations for suitable applications. Golf Game Book 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
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 new feature makes the Golf GameBook ' s Android app
even more appealing for golfers of all levels ! We are very pleased
about our co-operation with Samsung , and grateful as well. It has been
a wonderful experience participating in the development of the new
electronic scorecard. In addition, I am very proud about our S Suggest
qualification. It shows that Samsung values our international potential,"
says Kalle Väinölä , 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.
"Our fruitful collaboration with Samsung is one of the major steps
on our journey towards an international breakthrough . R ecently we have
had the honor of providing real-time scoring for great golf
legends such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus , as well as
the British Open champion Stewart Cink ' s own golf tournaments.
The feedback from all of these has been very positive . We can now
comfortably say that the traditional golf sphere is about to change
and will soon be benefitting from the digital development," Väinölä
"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.
Download Golf GameBook for Samsung:
Golf GameBook 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!
GameBook is a registered trademark of GameBook Oy, Finland.
More information: Kalle Väinölä, Co-Founder, CEO, GameBook Ltd. Phone
+358-400-955-955 | firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.golfgamebook.com/
GameBook profile: http://www.golfgamebook.com/club/player/Kalle Mikko
Rantanen, CEO, GameBook Inc. Tel. USA +1(561)306-1777, International
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