What's New

- Fixed bugs and formatting for iPad and iPad Retina
- Supports iPad Pro
- Performance tweaks

App Description

The history of football (or soccer, depending on where you are in the world).

Kick-Off tackles the history of the beautiful game right from its roots in 2 B.C. China through its organisation into the game we recognise and love today. Featuring more than 20 rare, vintage videos (including some of the oldest recorded clips of football dating back to the early 1900s), Kick-Off offers a unique insight to the development of the game throughout its history.

A particular highlight is a video clip of a young Pele announcing his precocious talent in 1958, and, Leading Brands' favourite, the 1962 ‘Battle of Santiago’ between Chile and Italy, featuring the legendary David Coleman.

Kick-Off offers insights into the history of the world’s most popular sport; the embedded videos transport the reader back to the terraces of the 1930s, and to the '50s and '60s where the Samba-mad Brazilians set the world alight.

Kick-Off is an interactive experience for readers where they can read, watch and listen to content that brings the story of the world’s greatest game alive.

We end our story in Kick-Off in 1962 at the dawn of the modern-era of football.

*** What others have said ***

"Kick-Off offers a fully immersive experience where readers can read, watch, and listen to content that brings the story of the world’s greatest game alive." - AppAdvice

"The beautiful graphics and the vintage background images will make you enjoy your time browsing this e-book." - AppRumors

"Kick-Off offers unparalleled insight into the much-loved game." - Appdictions

"Regardless, if you are a “Samurai Blue” or “Nadeshiko Japan” fan in Japan, or favor another football team from around the world, Kick-Off is a must download to garnish a better understanding and detailed appreciation for the history and love of football." - Modern Tokyo Times

"With Kick-Off you can gain an amazing overview of this history in a well presented, easy-to-read format that could easily inspire an interest in history." - Wired

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 15, 2012 Initial release
  • June 07, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • June 15, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • July 27, 2012 New version 3.5.0
  • October 04, 2012 New version 4.0
  • October 31, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 05, 2012 New version 4.04
  • December 11, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 01, 2013 New version 4.1.2
  • August 29, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • July 04, 2016 New version 4.2.0

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