Known as the happiest man in football, Ronaldinho is also regarded as one of the game’s all time greats. A glittering career included winning the FIFA World Cup in 2002, league titles in Spain and Italy as well as Champions League and Copa Libertadores triumphs. He also won the Ballon d’Or in 2005.
Now Ronaldinho’s official app will allow his global community of fans to receive all the latest content and news from the Brazilian superstar. (Download here RonaldinhoApp) By downloading the app and joining the new home for Ronaldinho’s community, fans will get access to exclusive videos, podcasts, images and features as well as benefiting from all of Ronaldinho’s social feeds being combined into one place. They will also be able to take part in quizzes, auctions and sweepstakes or even post questions for the global star to answer. Fans will also be able to follow Ronaldinho’s R10 team eSports team in a dedicated e-sports section, as they try to replicate Ronaldinho’s glittering career but in the world of eSports.
The app has been developed by Jet Media Network, a new company aiming to transform the way in which fans interact with the world’s biggest sports and entertainment stars. Offering much more than just exclusive content and social media aggregation there will be e-commerce, gamification and community functionality aimed at creating an enhanced user experience. At the heart of the project is the formation of a community that enables creators to showcase their talents and like minded individuals to engage with each other over their shared interests and passion. All this will combine to offer users a unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else.
Ronaldinho said: “I’m super excited for my new official app to launch. I’ve been lucky enough to play football around the world and have always had a great relationship with the fans wherever I’ve played, this is my chance to give them the opportunity to get closer to me than ever before. These are the people that have made my life full of happiness and hopefully the app will give fans some happiness and enjoyment too.”
Robin Shelley, co-Founder and executive director of Jet Media Network, added: “Our aim at Jet Media Network is to completely revolutionise the way fans interact with the world’s biggest sports and entertainment icons – and vice versa. We will achieve this by creating interest based community destinations where content is presented based on users interest and not platform enhanced algorithms. We will create the ultimate community, allowing fans to interact with each other and also with their icons.
“We also believe there is a way to create a more positive digital experience. In a world where athletes and celebrities, as well as society as a whole, are increasingly the victims of negative experiences online, our approach is to completely change the landscape by creating individual digital destinations for some of the world’s most celebrated stars that are safe spaces with zero tolerance and where users are held accountable.”