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Friday, January 11, 2013
Major Breakthrough For Golf GameBook - The Most Downloaded Sports App On Samsung Apps
Free live golf scorecard app Golf GameBook has made significant steps forward during the last month: GameBook's Android app was the most downloaded app on Samsung App's Sports category. In Australia GameBook's iPhone app has climbed inside the top ten of the most downloaded sports app's in the App Store and has stayed there since then. At the same time, GameBook has steadily moved up in the US App Store.

Golf GameBook's global popularity has growth fast during the last month. In mid-December GameBook climbed to first place on Samsung Apps Featured applications list globally, which was again one significant example of GameBook's huge global potential: the position hasn't been reached by any other golf app before. This top spot spawned great success as the number of Golf GameBook app users has increased exponentially.

GameBook has been the most downloaded sports app during the last month on Samsung Apps in over ten different countries (in the USA, United Kingdom, Sweden and South Africa) and inside the top 3 in almost 30 different countries.

"These rankings are the result of our hard work and we can be very proud of this achievement. The golf season is now at its best for example in Australia, New Zeland and in the southern states of USA. We are developing our app continuosly and want to serve only the best for the demanding golf demographic! It's great to see that golfers around the world have understood the extra benefit GameBook is bringing to the beloved game of golf", says GameBook's co-founder, CEO Kalle Vainola.

"While we are getting a lot of new users, we want to show them how easy it is to take part in GameBook's unique contests. For example, last year we organized the World's largest global golf tournament. It was a Ryder Cup style contest called GameBook Cup ( between all the American and European golfers. Couple of days ago we just released our latest contest: "Win your dream driver". All you need to do is to play a round of golf in January and record your score using Golf GameBook app. One lucky golfer will win his / her dream driver! And for the season 2013 there are many great new contests coming", Mr. Vainola continues.

Australian Golfers found Golf GameBook
With over a million golfers, the Australian golf market is one of the world's strongest. When the high season started in November, Golf GameBook's iPhone app climbed rapidly to top ten in Australian App Store's Sports category and has stayed there since that. During the holiday season GameBook was in second place for several days in a row, right after Cricker app.

"We noticed a significant increase in our download and user numbers right after the high season started in Australia. Australia is one of the world's biggest golf markets and it has been great to see how enthusiatic and active Australian golfers are. Feedback has been unbeliveably good and users have been very satisfied with our live scoring service. And the fact that our iPhone app is moving up the rankings also in the United States gives us more confidence for a successful year 2013", says Mr. Vainola.

"This works in the same way as it works in other golf industries: golfers like to share their experiences about golf equipment and likewise, they are keen on sharing their experiences on golf apps. We have piad close attantion to golfers' views, opinions and feedback and developed our services to meet their needs. The best thing about this is that we will continue to create many new fun and intriguing features for golfers", VÄinölÄ says.

GameBook launched its iPhone app in 2010. Android version was released in April, 2012. Both apps are free and available on the App Store, Google Play & Samsung Apps globally.

"This works basically in the same waythan it works in full golf industry: the same way when people share their experiences of equipments they are sharing their experiences of good golf applications. We have listened golfers views, opinions and feedback always carefully and developed our services to meet their needs. The best thing about this is that we can and will create several new fun and intriguing features for the golfers and continue on the way we have chosen: to make golf more fun and experience it like never before - all in real-time!" VÄinölÄ says.

More information:

"Win Your Dream Driver" contest:
GameBook on:

Download Golf GameBook for FREE:

• AppStore:
• Google Play:
• Samsung Apps:

Kalle VÄinölÄ, Co-Founder, toimitusjohtaja, GameBook Ltd.
Phone +358 400 955 955 |

Mikko Rantanen, CEO, GameBook Inc.
Tel. USA (561) 306 1777, International +358 500 656565,

Golf GameBook is a groundbreaking golf scoring app for everyone to share their golf experiences on and off the golf course. It's your personal Clubhouse in your pocket. With Golf GameBook golf crosses social media! It's a FREE app available at the Samsung Apps and the iTunes AppStore. With Golf GameBook app you can keep score for yourself, within, group or set up hole-by-hole live scoring for multiple groups at the same time. An easy mobile scorecard, all popular game formats, score calculation, stats tracking, chat, social networks and much more - for individual and team games!

GameBook is a registered trademark of GameBook Oy, Finland.

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