The app gives access to an impressive range of content, which should keep even the more devoted fan happy. The content is largely drawn from the club's official website, which means it generally has a positive spin and follows the club official PR line. That doesn't really stop it being comprehensive and the multimedia elements are particularly impressive.
Windows Phone's Metro design language is used to good effect, with graphic heavy panoramas and a magazine type feel. It's these kind of content centric apps that show Metro in its best light.
PSG Officiel will obviously only be of direct interest to fans of the football club, but nonetheless it interesting to see that the French club has made the decision to extend its digital channels to Windows Phone (an iOS and Android app already exist). It is exactly this type of long tail app that Microsoft and its partners will need to win over to the Windows Phone ecosystems if its app catalogue is to enjoy strength in depth.
Discover the new official PSG Windows Phone application. Live your PSG passion fully through diversified content:
- Real-time news feed (sports news, team news…)
- Staff, calendar, results, and live ranking
- Full live text for every game, with many details, followed by reports of the team in all the competitions
- Exclusive pictures and videos directly inside the team
PSG Officiel can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Marketplace. It costs $0.99 / €0.99; no trial is available