Zurich, June 12th 2014 – After the successfull launch of the tablet beta version in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in April 2014, the second screen App called Layzapp (www.layzapp.com) is now available for smartphones and tablets worldwide. Whether current game results, bio‘s or background stories about locations and the tournament, Layzapp provides game-changing additional information to the current TV program in real time to your second screen. The App is available for free via App Store and Google Play Store all around the world as of today.
Since the launch of the beta version, the young and innovative Swiss team sought useful feedback from its early users and has implemented new ideas and improvements. In the updated version, the second screen App provides additional information not only in German but also in English. Furthermore, the App is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
The App provides its users with detailed real-time information around every game of the football world cup in Brazil, such as statistics, scores and player profiles by scoreradar (www.scoreradar.com) – to name just a few. Layzapp gathers relevant articles, Facebook posts, videos and more automatically from the web, all you have to do is download the App, lay back and tune in.
Thanks to the integration of Twitter, users can socialize and exchange opinions around the ongoing games in a heartbeat. Any content seen via Layzapp can be shared through the native sharing function. If the tension in a game is too high to focus on anything else, any content can also be bookmarked to be read later.
The interactive game “The Loudest Fans” (www.theloudestfans.com) is a newly developed function which allows fans to cheer for their favorite soccer team. Fans are encouraged to cheer as loud as possible for five seconds until a selfie is taken automatically. Meanwhile, a real-time graph displays the cheering volume and the equivalent score that they earn for their favourite team. Rankings ordered by teams or individuals bring the loudest countries and fans to light.
Meanwhile, Layzapp plans to go big: “We plan to release other interesting features in the near future and also cover tv stations from all over the world”, says Lukas Hotz, co-founder and CEO of Layzapp. “With the current Layzapp version we intend to make the TV experience more exciting, connect users worldwide and encourage them to exchange with others. Moreover, with Layzapp’s world cup features, we want to keep sports fans updated at all times. So lay back, tune in- AND LAYZAPP!”
Layzapp (www.layzapp.com) is a second screen App, that aggregates and provides additional information to the current TV program. The App either links with the current TV program via audio recognition or check in and collects information from the web and social networks by means of custom-developed algorythms.