FWM develop app for Football Writers

Fast Web Media has helped the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) celebrate the start of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season in style by developing a new football predictions iPhone app called Beat the Writers.

The game can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and gives football fans the chance to pit their predicting skills against nine of Britain’s top football writers, including Andy Dunn of the Sunday Mirror, Steve Bates of The People and Patrick Barclay of the London Evening Standard.

Each week, the writers will make their predictions for the ten biggest games of the forthcoming weekend and fans can browse their forecasts and make their own.

At the end of the weekend, the scores will be collated and players can see how they measure up to the writers. The app also offers the chance for players to see how they’ve fared across a month and the whole season.

Andy Dunn, chairman of the Football Writers’ Association, said: “The FWA are always looking out for new ways to connect with fans, and the Beat the Writers app is a great opportunity to do that.

“As football writers, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the game, so it’ll be great fun putting that to the test against fans!”

Fast Web Media CEO Mike Flynn added: “Fast Web Media has enjoyed a great partnership with the Football Writers’ Association for many years and an app was the logical next step.

Beat the Writers is all about fun and bragging rights. The FWA are in that great position, bang in the middle of players, managers and fans. This new app gives football fans the opportunity to test their match predictions against the Football Writers, and allows the Writers to get even closer to football fans. ”