APP OF THE DAY - Baddiel & Skinner's Football Kit (iPhone, iPad)
Another day, another App of the day on Pocket-lint where we turn the spotlight on a particularly good piece of software fit for mobile phones, TVs, computer platforms and just about anything else that'll run an application.
It could be free or pricey; a serious utility or a game; it could even be a whimsical piece of utter nonsense. If it's good and worthy of a download, then it deserves its place here. So, without further ado...
Baddiel & Skinner's Football Kit
- iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
- App store on your phone or iTunes
World Cup Week on Pocket-lint may well be finished, but there's one last football-oriented iPhone app that we couldn't ignore; Baddiel & Skinner's Football Kit by Absolute Radio.
It's essentially a collection of disparate footy thingmybobs, all wrapped up in a loosely-themed package - a concept that would not normally be worth £2.99. However, while only some of them are really useful, we can't help but like Football Kit. It is, in essence, like one of those World Cup bunting and car kits you used to be able to get in Woolies, before it went tits up.
There's a collection of amusing commentary clips, buttons to turn your screen yellow (for a booking) or red (for a sending off), and instructions on how to replicate some of the more famous celebrations, such as Peter Crouch's infamous robot celebration four years ago. And, if you shake your iPhone, it can rattle like an old-fashioned, er, rattle.
More interesting, though, are the pub locator (which uses GPS to find the best imbibing hole) and a score predictor, where you and your pals can keep track of your predictions before each match.
None of these provide reasons for David Baddiel and Frank Skinner to put their names to the app, however. That comes in the guise of a front-end for their World Cup podcasts (to be updated through the tournament), and while they'll also be available for free through iTunes, it's nice to have them collected and themed.
To be honest, £2.99 does seem a lot of money for an app that's essentially built around free podcasts, but the sheer number of extra footy-themed bits and bobs is impressive, and it'll go down a storm at a World Cup party. We'll certainly be booking our mates left, right and centre.
Of course, we don't advise waving around your newly-acquired iPad in a public place, no matter how many red cards there's been.
If you have an app you'd like to recommend, why not let us know in the comments below, and maybe that'll be featured on App of the day sometime soon.