'Kick It & Qlik It' Application from QlikTech Puts Soccer Scores, Trivia and Historical Data into Hands of Fans around the Globe

Online and Mobile App Delivers Answers to Specific Soccer Questions and Comparisons in Just a Few Clicks

Jun 07, 2010, 08:00 ET from QlikTech

RADNOR, Penn., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- For those looking to prove their team is the ultimate soccer powerhouse, QlikTech, a software company known for visual, interactive data dashboards, has created a free application that allows fans unparalleled access to statistics about the upcoming international soccer tournament.  With this new app, available online or through any mobile device, soccer enthusiasts can click through nearly 80 years of international tournament history to analyze historical facts and answer little-known trivia questions.

'Kick It & Qlik It' leverages data provided by Infostrada Sports and will be updated with real time data from the games every 60 minutes, June 11July 11.  To download the 'Kick It & Qlik It – World Football Fan App' visit: http://www.qlikview.com/kickitandqlikit  

Utilizing QlikView technology usually applied by companies to make informed business decisions, 'Kick It & QlikIt World Football Fan App,' allows users to stay up-to-date with all the results of the 2010 international soccer tournament and impress friends with answers to quirky trivia such as:

  • 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
  • In which part of the match the scoring takes place the most
  • Who the oldest or the youngest players in the tournament are
  • How many penalties have been taken during the tournament and which players took the most

"This summer, the world will come together to enjoy one of the greatest sports tournaments, while looking for bragging rights for their team or home country," said Anthony Deighton, senior vice president of product, QlikTech. "At QlikTech, we believe any software, whether used in the office or at a pub with friends, should be easy and fun to use.  Now fans can settle bets and start new conversations about the games by gaining answers to questions they didn't know they had until they started clicking through the application."

Philip Hennemann, founder and CEO of Infostrada Sports, said: "Soccer is a very popular sport in many countries.  With this application QlikTech provides the many soccer fans around the world with meaningful information that goes beyond simple statistics and that takes our data to a new level. We have worked together with QlikTech to convert statistical soccer data into valuable information usable by any individual interested in sports. It was spectacular how quickly QlikTech was able to make this happen. With this free application everybody can become a very knowledgeable fan."

About QlikTech

QlikTech's powerful, accessible business intelligence solution enables organizations to make better and faster decisions. Its QlikView product delivers enterprise-class analytics and search with the simplicity and ease of use of office productivity software.  The in-memory associative search technology it pioneered makes calculations in real-time enabling business professionals to gain insight through intuitive data exploration. Unlike traditional business intelligence products, QlikView can deliver value in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. It can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or on a laptop or mobile device—from a single user to large global enterprises. QlikTech is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, with offices around the world and a network of over 1,100 partners to serve more than 13,000 customers in over 100 countries worldwide.   

About Infostrada

Infostrada Sports, collects, analyzes and distributes information on over 100 sports, focusing on football and the Olympic sports. All facts and figures on matches, athletes, teams, leagues, tournaments, stadiums, sponsors and many more are stored in one of the world's largest sports databases. This sports information - news, live coverage, results, biographies, statistics and much more – is delivered to newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, federations, associations, event organizations, sports sites, portals, wap and SMS providers. Thanks to the digital age we live in, Infostrada Sports holds its data on any platform, in any format, in any language, anywhere and always deliver. Some examples from our list of customers, IOC, FIFA, UCI, FIH, FISA, Eurosport, NOS, BBC, ZDF, SVT, Reuters, AFP and Reuters. Infostrada Sports has 100 employees spread over a small headquarters in the Netherlands and offices and agencies in Denmark, England, Austria and Australia.