Astro On-The-Go & Stadium Astro: World Cup Blogger Event (PPP)Thursday, June 19, 2014
The FIFA World Cup 2014 fever is back after 4 years and this time in Brazil. This would mean the beginning late night chanting throughout the region and unites everyone for this spectacular event. In conjunction of the FIFA 2014, Astro had launched several apps to keep die hard football fans in touch with the game and whole lot of other goodies.
We are in treat to attend the Astro World Cup Blogger Event that would showcase their unique apps to keep football fans in check with live updates and highlights throughout the World Cup. It is definitely a must get for all the apps with its user friendly interface, full functionality, and direct updates. The turnout was amazing as there’s various supporter of various country in their bright colour jerseys that reflect the national colours and high spirited too, I must say.
The app also comes complete with match schedules, results and live score updates from Brazil so you won’t miss anything while on the go and still can catch the game wherever you are at. There is also constant social media news feeds and sharing function to share your favourite moments with friends.
Following we are introduced to another app, Astro’s Ola Bola Football Predictor: Brazil 2014 edition which is a LIVE football prediction app. Each of which is rewarded through point system by hitting the prompt selections that have allocated points for respective selection. This means that you can make predictions on events (eg. free kicks, corners and penalty kicks) on the fly during an ongoing LIVE football match and score points when you make accurate predictions as you follow the matches throughout the World Cup in Brail from 13th June 2014 to 14th July 2014. Continuous playing and accumulating points as you challenge your friends and others to emerge at the top. Football Predictor is all about putting your football knowledge and instincts to the test.
After a brief waiting, we moved forward to the mini game in the Football Predictor with another batch of bloggers to participate in the game.
With each team replenish member, we’re quickly drawn to the mini game which apparently test the knowledge on the World Cup with multiple question along choices that question from the beginning of World Cup till recent times. Rules is simply, winner gets reward and loser gets zapped (or pinched in this case) Nevertheless, It’s absolutely exciting to see both teams strutting their knowledge in football supremacy.
Eventually there can be only be one winner however it’s great to see great in depth knowledge of the game by both sides. Both team walked away with goodies from Astro GO.
After all excitement, it’s time to take a break and reenergize for another round of the football fever.
After the dinner, it’s time to head back to try the activities that Astro Go Play people have in stored for all participant and it’s said to be challenging in many aspect which piqued my attention. It’s time to stretch ‘em muscles or perhaps brain storming powers. Meanwhile Timothy (Nuffnang Co-Founder) and Audrey (of fourfeetnine.com) with Jude, lil Fighter in tow had dropped by in support of the Astro GO Play.
I was assigned to Team Japan and our first task would shoot the goal. Similar to the Football Predictor on the goal prediction, we were required to shoot into either one of the standee in the goal post for the points that ranges from 64 (Representation of the 64 Live Matches) or 30 (the 30 Free Matches live) which is then accumulated with additional points from sharing through Facebook through each members.
The next task would be playing the Astro GO – FIFA World Cup 2014 app. The objective is to complete the six (6) steps as shown by the personnel in the shortest period. Those steps will highlight the app functionality, ranges from its 6 Multi Cam from various angle to it’s slo-mo function to catch the moment and the game highlights. There is the pause and replay function to view back.
(Or so we think when there is the time limit)
The following task is the Astro GO – Football Predictor 2014. Our team will have to compete with the other team in guessing the eventual result to garner points to determine the winner. A few guesses were out but right on track for the last second. It’s heart pumping action and every second counts.
The following task would require participant to join the #OlaBolaMy movement by visit http://olabola.my . The website will be redirected to Stadium Astro and the prompt page to depict the digital face painting in conjunction of the World Cup. User would be able to use the app to digitally draw the flags of their favourite country and once done, you can post it on Facebook.
First you have to choose the country that you prefer for the World Cup
Second pick a method to upload your picture. There are several mediums to choose from at your convenience.
Third adjust the contour of the face to conform on the digital imprint.
Lastly after completing the adjustment, the imprint would be previewed with the options to save and share to unlock more patterns or just save and proceed. It is entirely up to you
After all team have completed the tasks and the points were calculated. It was time to announce the winner which was a close as both were tied but ultimately a tiebreaker had decided the ultimate winner. Both teams were handed out prizes for their efforts and also for the third runner up.
Good work and kudos to all the team in the games which test their knowledge and skills in the football challenge.
After the prizes were given out, concludes the day and we head off to redeem the chops courtesy of Astro GO Play.
Keeping yourself in the game have never been so easy. So wait no further and head over to the following to download the apps.
a. Astro On-The-Go (Android: http://bit.ly/Uy7OLc, iOS: http://bit.ly/1nzNsed )
b. Astro Go 2014 FIFA World Cup (Android: http://bit.ly/1xRAWMo, iOS:http://bit.ly/1lmpEup )
c. Stadium Astro (Android: http://bit.ly/1ojK8r9, iOS: http://bit.ly/1lmpW4o )
d. Astro Ola Bola Football Predictor (Android: http://bit.ly/1nzNhQ4, iOS:http://bit.ly/1lfrWGR )
Brought to you by Astro GO – Play: FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014
To conclude the night, here’s a peek from above. From a person that isn’t fond of heights, the sight is absolutely wonderful.