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QlikTech Enables Easy Access to Soccer Scores

June 08, 2010

QlikTech, whose powerful, accessible business intelligence solution allows organizations to make better and faster decisions, developed a free application that provides fans with unmatched access to statistics about the forthcoming international soccer tournament.
Soccer fans can browse through almost 80 years of international tournament history to evaluate historical facts and answer trivia questions. The 'Kick It & Qlik It' app is available online or via any mobile device.
The new app makes use of the data provided by Infostrada Sports. The data will then be updated every 60 minutes with real time data coming from the games from June 11 to July 11. The free app can be downloaded at
'Kick It & QlikIt World Football Fan App', using QlikView technology that's normally used by companies to make educated business decisions, enables users to keep up with all the results of the 2010 international soccer tournament. The new app also allows users to amaze friends with answers to trivia like, the correlation between a player's height and the amount of headers they score, which position receives the most yellow cards and what the age difference is in different positions. Other trivia includes which part of the match the scoring takes place the most, who the oldest or the youngest players in the tournament are, and how many penalties have been taken during the tournament and which players took the most.
Anthony Deighton, the senior vice president of product at QlikTech, said that the world with be joined together this summer to enjoy a great sports tournaments, while looking for bragging rights for their team or home country. QlikTech believes that any software should be easy and fun to use. Fans can now settle bets and start conversations about the games by getting answers to questions they didn't have until they began browsing through the application.
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha's article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight